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Shelton Challenge Summer Intern

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Overview of the Red Hat Shelton Challenge:
The Red Hat Shelton Challenge is a six-day, residential program built on the Shelton Leadership Center’s core values – integrity, diversity, social responsibility, and compassion – and is designed to help high school students enhance their capacities to become values-based leaders. This immersive program is designed to transform potential into real-world skills through mentorship, self-reflection, and shared discovery. The Challenge is for rising 10th – 12th grade high school students.

Three week-long camps are held at NC State University:
  • Challenge 1: June 9 -14, 2024
  • Challenge 2: June 23-28, 2024 
  • Challenge 3: July 14-19, 2024
  • Take II: July 23-26, 2024
    • Building upon the foundation set during the first year of the Shelton Challenge program, the Shelton Challenge Take II is ideal for students desiring to deepen their leadership effectiveness. Participants in this six-day summer experience strengthen their skills in conflict resolution, time management, decision-making, and project management. Students are placed in hands-on leadership roles and participate in 360-degree evaluations with mentors. 

Intern Employment Start Date : May 15, 2024

Intern Employment End Date: August 10, 2024

Overview of Staffing Levels:
Each team of 10 students are led by a Peer Leader (PL), a Counselor, Mentor, Trainer (CMT), and a professional Instructor – the structure allows for a continuum of learning.

Description of Position:
The Shelton Challenge Summer Intern is a vital part of the Challenge programs of the Shelton Leadership Center (SLC). The intern will assist the SLC staff in providing positive, impactful learning experiences to Challenge students and staff. Interns work in conjunction with the full-time office staff to ensure the Challenge programs are planned and implemented with a high level of quality. This paid internship will allow students to gain experience in a variety of leadership, event planning, and administrative skill development. Competitive candidates will have a strong attention to detail, organizational skills, and the ability to work in a team environment. Past Shelton Challenge experience is preferred, but not required.

On-site 24/7 during the week of assigned Challenge sessions. Interns must commit to staying on campus in the designated camp residence hall at least two (2) out of the four (4) camp weeks during the summer. 

Is Time Limited


Job City & State

Raleigh, NC


Shelton Leadership Center

Classification Title

Temporary-Professional NonFaculty

Working Title

Shelton Challenge Summer Intern

Work Schedule

9:30 AM to 4:00 PM (with lunch break), Monday – Friday; Times may vary depending on the number of site locations the intern is working.

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Internship Goals and Objectives
  • To gain on-the-job experience in project management and a greater understanding of administrative responsibilities associated with a week-long youth leadership program.
  • To assist in deliverables associated with the planning, coordinating, and implementation of four week-long youth leadership programs.
  • To gain a greater understanding of the importance of how communication, flexibility, organization, and being a team-player assist in the overall success of a program.
  • To gain a greater understanding for the importance of knowing those you work with and with whom you serve, in order to most effectively meet objectives related to the program goals, as well as fostering a more meaningful experience for those who are involved with the program.

  • Prepare materials for Challenge weeks, including but not limited to the coordination of logistics, registrations, and medical documentation.
  • Collaborate with the program director and other interns to ensure the smooth execution of the program, including acquiring supplies for nightly programs and providing on-site support for issues.
  • Capture program moments through photography and occasionally lead training sessions or program sessions.
  • Work on administrative tasks and material preparation in the office to contribute to ongoing programs.

Department Required Skills

Must have strong attention to detail, organizational skills, and the ability to work in a team environment.

Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education

Past Shelton Challenge experience is preferred, but not required.

Required License or Certification


Valid NC Driver's License required?


Commercial Driver's License Required?


Anticipated Hiring Range

$4,000-$4,500 for the entirety of the appointment

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NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process are welcome to contact 919-515-3148 to speak with a representative at the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

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