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CourageToLead is seeking interns for three positions that will start in January 2018 and will last through the spring school semester. Prospective interns must have completed their sophomore year and must be able to commit to 15 hours per week for the spring and fall semesters. For the summer semester, prospective interns must be able to commit to a minimum of 10 hours per week. Internships are not paid, but CourageToLead will work with the school to provide course credit. Interns will gain one-on-one mentorship from their supervisor. They will receive a letter of completion and evaluation from their supervisor upon completion of the internship. Upon completion, interns will also receive a letter stating participation (can be used as a reference letter) and a one-year digital subscription to CourageToLead’s Courageous Community.

At CourageToLead, leadership development is very important to us. We want to provide an experience for interns that will allow them to dive in and get hands-on, real world experience that will equip them to succeed as professionals.

A B O U T    C O U R A G E T O L E A D

CourageToLead.com is devoted to coaching leaders through what keeps them up at night. This is the vision our Founder and CEO, Shawn Lovejoy had when he launched CourageToLead, and it is what our hearts beat for. Through our coaching and consulting, we help leaders and their teams around the world self-assess in three key areas, which we call the Three Gears of Growth: culture, team, and systems. If one gear is stuck, the organization will plateau. We help leaders tackle their weakest gear and formulate a plan to become a healthier organization.

We believe in courageous leadership -- leaders who call it the way they see it, balance grace and truth, enter the tunnel of chaos, and are willing to have courageous conversation. Coaching provides courage by giving permission and perspective. It ensures that a leader’s plans are successful. As a member of the CourageToLead team, interns are a reflection of the brand and should strive to live by CourageToLead’s core values:

Health. We model the way: spiritually, relationally, emotionally, and physically.

Responsiveness. We strive to maintain the 24 hour rule.

Execution. We do what we say we will do.

Empathy. We’ve been where you are. We feel your pain.

Honesty. Wounds from a friend can be trusted.

Quick to listen; slow to speak. We seek to understand before being understood.



P H O T O G R A P H Y   I N T E R N

As a photography intern you will have the opportunity to capture CourageToLead’s stories, people, and happenings in a visually compelling way that brings to life what we do. You will shoot photos and video for CourageToLead stories, features, as well as for marketing purposes. You will also work on photoshoot scouting and coordination. You will be successful in this role if you have a broad understanding of photography and shooting video, have a keen eye for composition and have prior shooting experience. You will contribute creative and artistic thought to the team’s efforts. Prior photography and video experience required. If you are passionate about telling stories with photos and video, you will love this internship! Additional duties as needed. Occasional travel to conferences and events. A portfolio of past design or digital work should be included in any application submitted.

Duties include:

  • Shoot coaching videos for Courageous Community, interviews, coach tips, short video for social media, video testimonials, and CourageToLead’s story

  • Create and keep a content calendar of video we produce and where it is being utilized as well as ideas for new uses for video and ideas for repurposing video

  • Responsible for shoot set up and take down for 2-4 shoots each month

  • Bring ideas to the table for shoot location scouting and opportunities

  • Willingness to use and learn how to use a variety of audio and video equipment (cameras, microphones)

  • Edit video, upload video to Vimeo, label it properly

  • Shoot still photos for CourageToLead that will be used for editorial and marketing purposes.

    • Curate 10 strong photos each week

  • Help record podcast interviews as well as audio editing and mixing for podcast.



G R A P H I C   A R T I S T   I N T E R N

As a graphic arts intern, you have the opportunity to design compelling graphics and in-house promotional pieces to be used on the CourageToLead website, in marketing content, and across our social media platforms. You will work closely with the executive director to build creative, yet brand appropriate artistic content. You will be successful in this role if you have a keen eye and know basic design elements, and are able to organize, prioritize, and manage multiples graphics projects at a time. Additional duties as needed. A portfolio of past design or digital work should be included in any application submitted.

Duties include:

  • Creating eye-catching landing pages, lead boxes, and lead magnets, which include e-guides, e-books, branding materials, infographics, brochures, and banners for video (including mock ups, preparation of files, etc.)

  • Creating graphics and logos for digital promotions (website, social media, and promotional pieces)

  • Scheduling social media posts



W E B | T E C H N O L O G Y  I N T E R N

As a web and technology intern, you will provide support by managing website and app content. You will also work with the CourageToLead team on managing the organization's website and CRM and marketing software. You will create and manage in-house promotional material such as landing pages, lead boxes, and lead magnets. You will be successful in this role if you are tech-savvy, detail-oriented, and experienced in web design. A strong knowledge of social media, SEO techniques, Google Analytics, and search engine marketing is preferred. Additional duties as needed. Occasional travel to conferences and events.

Duties include:

  • Managing website and app content

    • Posting blog content and articles weekly to the website

    • Updating the app regularly with podcast content

    • Make simple edits to audio for podcast / assist in recording audio for podcast and phone interviews

  • Monitor website and CRM analytics and provide weekly updates to team

  • Building campaigns in marketing software

  • Contribute to the strategy and execution of utilizing video in lead magnets, email broadcasts, social media, as well as on the homepage and landing pages

  • Keep an organized file system for CourageToLead video, photos, and marketing files in Dropbox


To apply for an internship, please send resume and cover letter to:

Mary Stackhouse,

Executive Director at CourageToLead


Please include a portfolio of past design or digital work along with your resume and cover letter.