The Leadership Center
Business Office
2211 Q Street, Aurora, NE 68818
Espressions: Coffee & Community
1117 M Street, Aurora, NE 68818
Phone 402-694-3214

Internship Opportunities 

Interested in interning at The Leadership Center? Give us a call or email us! We would love to get to know you.

With the wide array of services and programs TLC offers, we are equipped to offer a number of unique internships for students who are in college or have just graduated high school.

We will begin reviewing Internship Applications on April 1st, 2023, with the intent that all interns will be hired by April 10th. After April 1st, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, provided positions of interest are still open. For those who need it, room and board could be included, but you must be willing to have a roommate. Should you have any questions, please call our Executive Director, Maile Ilac Boeder, IOM, at 402-694-3934.

The Leadership Center operates with a strong entrepreneurial spirit. If there isn't a position listed that fits your professional goals and interests and you have project ideas in mind that would advance the vision and mission of The Leadership Center, please contact us.

To Apply:

1. Decide which area(s) of internships you are interested in.

2. Complete the Employment Application.

3. Submit the completed application, supporting questions, resume, and cover letter either by mail or email to and CC: by April 1st.


Our interns get to enjoy free housing on the property with access to the pool, gym, sauna, fishing, and other property amenities when not in use by clients. They have many meals paid for, including home-cooked meals at the Director's house, along with competitive pay. Interns should also expect a staff fun day (or pop-up property nerf gun wars!).



The areas that we offer internships in are

Education and Facilitation 

Over the years, we have developed a number of educational offerings under our Disciplines 4 Leadership Communities Programs. They vary from 2-day leadership conferences to day camps, week-long camps to partnership camps with the Edgerton Explorit Center, and everything in between.

We are currently seeking energetic individuals to help plan workshops, facilitate programs, and welcome guests on our property.





Lunch Bunch Program Director

One of The Leadership Center’s favorite programs is the Summer Food Service Program, or, as we like to call it, Lunch Bunch. The goal is to provide youth, ages 18 and under, with a positive place featuring engaged adults and student leaders who offer healthy and delicious lunches, enrichment activities, and community for an hour a day, Monday through Friday, during each week of the summer. This is to foster friendships and mentorships. The Lunch Bunch Program director will be the bunch’s regular and familiar smiling face (and Connect 4 or UNO master) while also ensuring the program runs smoothly behind the scenes. As a partially government-funded program, it requires important record-keeping and reporting. With a strong understanding of service, this individual will also interact with our D4LC leadership programs during service-learning workshops.

**The duties of this internship are generally part-time (about 9 am - 2:30 pm M-F). If you would like a full-time schedule, please indicate another internship area you would be interested in. Outside of the internship areas, this position could also include grant writing, obtaining sponsorships, and creating partnerships with local businesses to support the growth and sustainability of the program.



Marketing and Communications

The Leadership Center is seeking a Marketing and Communications intern to promote The Leadership Center, as well as our D4LC camps and other offerings, through both online and physical platforms. This intern will have an opportunity to market a business that serves over 55,000 clients a year from both in-state, out-of-state, and even internationally through over 500 events. The Marketing Intern will lead the implementation of all digital and physical marketing communication initiatives, including the website, email marketing, social media, and advertisements. We are looking for a creative and action-oriented person who believes in “Creating Moments that Matter” and desires to promote this mission to future clients and donors.



Event Coordination

This year, we are seeking an individual with a passion for creating meaningful events, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a willingness to try new things. The ideal candidate should pay attention to details, delegate effectively, and work within a defined budget. This individual will not only plan current events, such as our most important fundraisers, and learn how to lead a staff to prepare for our guests' events, but also have the freedom to invent and pitch event ideas of their own for both The Leadership Center and our coffee shop, Espressions: Coffee and Community.




At The Leadership Center we pride ourselves in many things, but one of the most important components to guest experience is great tasting food. As a Culinary Intern at The Leadership Center, you will have the opportunity to work alongside experienced professionals for diverse menus: anything from small, to-go meal orders, baked goods for our coffee shop, catering to over 400 wedding guests, or serving almost hundreds of summer campers in 16 days while maintaining proper food supplies. The internship program is designed to provide hands-on experience in various aspects of culinary arts, from food preparation and cooking techniques to menu development and leading a kitchen team.  





While all interns start out somewhere in our Summer Intern Programs, many have been offered opportunities to extend their internships or become a valuable part of our team. We will begin accepting Internship Applications on January 15, 2023 with the intent that all interns will be hired by mid-April. For those who need it, room and board will be included but you must be willing to have a roommate. Should you have any questions, please call our Executive Director, Maile Ilac Boeder, IOM at 402-694-3934, or email D4LC Educator and Intern Leader, Abby Miller,

If you would like to apply, please fill the application out, be sure to mention what position you are applying for. Then return your completed application and a resume to

The Leadership Center, 2211 Q St (E Highway 34), Aurora, NE 68818.

or email it to CCing

The Leadership Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Those who work with us, find the opportunity enjoyable, challenging and rewarding.    

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The Leadership Center
Business Office
2211 Q Street, Aurora, NE 68818
Espressions: Coffee & Community
1117 M Street, Aurora, NE 68818
Phone 402-694-3214

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