NODA Graduate Intern Recruitment

As part of our commitment to student leadership development, NSP provides employment opportunities to graduate students through the NODA Internship Program coordinated by the Association for Orientation, Transition, and Retention in Higher Education (NODA). NODA Interns at NC State support the coordination and implementation of summer Orientation programs and the Summer Start Program while assisting with the training and supervision of student leaders.

NSP will offer two graduate internship positions for summer 2020:

Potential candidates can apply to either or both positions through the NODA Internship system beginning November 13, 2019 until January 8, 2020. Learn more at the NODA Internship program website.


  • Orientation Internship Contact: Cameron Hill, Associate Director,
  • Summer Start Internship Contact: Aileen Rodriguez, Assistant Director,

Recent Intern Testimonials

“Coming into this position, I knew I would be pushed to learn and grow throughout the summer. What I didn’t realize was how incredibly supported and welcomed I would be by the NSP Family. My supervisor intentionally helped me identify skills that I hoped to grow in and served as a resource and support system throughout the summer. Each professional treated me as an equal and valued the perspectives that I brought to discussions. Working with the student leaders gave me a chance to practice supervision and helped me to feel like I was part of the Wolfpack. As someone who had never lived outside of one state, I could not have asked for better people to support me and to teach me all the tricks of Raleigh! With this team, you will spend your summer eating the best food in Raleigh, growing more than you could imagine, and laughing often.” Hannah Gerken, 2019 Orientation Intern

“My time with Summer Start was one of the most impactful professional and personal experiences of my life. As a graduate intern, I was given responsibilities that allowed me to take ownership of important tasks that needed to be completed, and I was also trusted to work independently and creatively. My opinion was taken into consideration by NSP’s professional staff members, and I always felt included and valued when working with that team. The professional staff knew when to help me and when to challenge me, and I’m extremely grateful to have had the opportunity to work with and learn from such dedicated, compassionate people. My favorite parts of the Summer Start intern position were working with the NSP professional staff members and supervising the Summer Start Mentor student staff. I was able to develop close connections with professional staff members, who helped me develop my professional skillset and made me feel welcomed right away into the #NSPfam.” Keenan Young, 2019 Summer Start Intern

“I applied for the NC State internship because the position description aligned with areas of growth I wanted to gain… However, this experience was beyond just the job description. Throughout the internship, there was a clear commitment to my own development and learning. I was welcomed onto the collaborative team and consistently encouraged to contribute my own previous experiences and opinions as a member of the team. I was also appropriately challenged with independent projects and assignments to further develop my experience with large-scale programming for new students and supporting the individualized needs of student staff members and guests. This experience gave me the opportunity to develop meaningful relationships with professional staff and student staff which made me feel welcomed and supported within this role. Being part of the #NSPfam has reminded me why I want to pursue student affairs as a career while also preparing me with essential skills as a soon-to-be professional in the field” Patrick Rogers, 2018 Orientation Intern

“I was encouraged by staff members to seek out opportunities that aligned with my future career goals, and I was supported while incorporating additional responsibilities into my role. I always felt like my perspective mattered with the strategic planning and implementation of programs, student activities, and student staff leadership. The #NSPFam continually supported me while I strived to make a difference at NC State, and I am incredibly thankful for this experience!” Julianne Britt, 2018 Summar Start Intern