Leadership Enrichment Internship


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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.

Leadership Enrichment Internship Participants

By participating in the LEI program, student interns will:

  • Gain real-life experience in a professional workplace, and receive mentorship and supervision from industry professionals.
  • Engage in professional and leadership development both on-site and outside of internship work, as well as 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 valuable experience for our students.

LEI Group Awards

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!

 Find out more on the LEI Blog

Questions? Contact the LEI coordinator at deicace@uoregon.edu.

Employers looking to host interns, please click here.

Past and Current Internship Hosts