The Leadership Enrichment Internship (LEI) is a paid mentored internship experience for undergraduate students with diverse academic interests whose backgrounds are currently underrepresented in such careers.
L to R: Eric Richardson, President, Eugene/Springfield NAACP; Oregon Congressperson Peter Defazio; Bailey Adam, LEI participant
By participating in the LEI program, student interns will:
- Gain real-life experience in a professional workplace.
- Receive mentorship and supervision from industry professionals.
- Engage in professional & leadership development both on-site and outside of internship work.
- Network with professionals in their target field and/or industry.
- Meet other UO student interns and build community as a cohort.
- Participate in individual and group discussions and reflections.
- Gain clarity about short- and long-term career goals.
The program was first piloted in spring of 2016 and with additional funding we are pleased to continue this offering.
LEI is a collaborative effort.
Campus units and community organizations provide the internship experience and mentorship capacity.
University departments and administrative units provide enrichment opportunities focused on professional and leadership development, career advisement, and community building.
The Division of Equity and Inclusion provides program administration, workshops, and funding for the intern.
The Division of Equity and Inclusion seeks partners that share our mission to provide experiential learning experiences for students’ educational and professional advancement.
Does LEI align with your values and goals? If so, we would love to work with you!
Questions? Contact the LEI coordinator at email@example.com.
Employers looking to sponsor interns, please click here.
Past and Current Internship Sponsors
LEI Capstone Celebration Spring 2021
hosted by CaCE
June 14, 2021 | Zoom
The LEI capstone celebration is an opportunity for students and employers to share their internship experience with fellow interns, LEI partners, DEI, and additional stakeholders. It also provides a way to assess the overall internship program, host sites, and site supervisors for the enhancement of the program.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we hosted the LEI capstone celebration virtually.