Internship Opportunities

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The International Leadership Association’s Internship Program is a terrific opportunity for individuals studying or interested in leadership to work with the largest international and inter-disciplinary membership organization devoted solely to the study and development of leadership. We look for interns with a range of skills and passions including non-profit management, marketing, communications, event planning, market research, web design, social media strategy, and data analytics.

Interns work virtually or out of our office in downtown Silver Spring, Maryland. This vibrant city is located at the edge of Washington, D.C., with easy access to D.C.’s monuments, museums, and restaurants via the D.C. metro system.

Photo of ILA's 2019 Interns at Our Office in Silver Spring, MD

Previous interns have thrived throughout their experience at the ILA:

“I am proud of the growth I have shown myself and others around me. This summer I have learned to navigate through a new city, learn the ways of living with strangers and getting the hang of a 9-to-5 job. What I am most proud of though, are the relationships I have made here at the ILA.”

“This experience has allowed me the opportunity to work with and hear from some of the foremost minds in the field of Leadership Studies. To be able to have a direct influence in an organization at the forefront of leadership today as allowed me to gain insight I would not be able to get anywhere else.”

“For me, my biggest takeaway from my internship with the ILA how important it is to me to work in a place that fosters collaboration and creativity. I am thankful to have spent so many hours with my fellow interns as we were able to encourage one another and share ideas.”

The ILA offers both paid and unpaid internships throughout the year that align with the summer, fall, and spring college semesters.

Interns will receive benefits including:

  • Opportunity to build a portfolio of work.
  • Opportunity to establish an employment reference from a global association.
  • Opportunity to connect with ILA members from around the world
  • Opportunity to earn university credit.
  • Flexible schedule.
  • Free, 1-year ILA membership.


ILA accepts internship applications throughout the year! Contact us at for details.

ILA Interns Waiting to Catch the Metro in Silver Spring

Meet ILA’s Interns

Headshot of Preethi Babu
Preethi Babu
Conference Services Intern
Headshot of Shaoyuan Zhang
Shaoyuan Zhang
Conference Services Intern