Join Our Team
We are always on the lookout for the best, the brightest, and the most passionate volunteers to support our language and culture mission. SLE, a volunteer-based non-profit, is a pioneer in diversifying language learning and global engagement in American universities. We build peer-led, semester-long programs introducing underrepresented languages and cultures to campuses across the country. Our graduates have started impactful social enterprises, launched advocacy programs, built online or in-person language learning communities, conducted innovative research projects abroad, and more.
» An Educator and a Student ─ you live in a world where everyone (including yourself) is a teacher and a learner. You truely believe that anyone at any age from any background has the capacity to change the world.
» An Exquisite Juggler ─ you are able to gracefully keep twenty balls from hitting the ground with your excellent project management skills, and you never leave an email unanswered.
» A Friend to All ─ you can strike up a conversation with anyone, and you're able to maintain consistent contact, leverage professional networks, and quikcly estbalish trusting relationships. You are able to present ideas in a way that nurtures understanding and buy-in.
» A Risk-taker ─ you enjoy designing and implementing new, innovative initiatives, and you are ready to take on significant responsiblity in a growing social enterprise without fear of failure.
» A Global Education Fanatic ─ you believe in our mission and you'll do whatever you can to advance cultural literacy among American students.
Apply if you are...
» "Lift Off" Program Lead
Sustainably plan, develop, and manage SLE's annual Lift Off With Language program - a national, incentivized contest to engage college students with creative language education themes and material. Learn more.
» Fellowships Lead
Manage and support a strong network of SLE Fellows who lead langauge courses nationally by managing and optimizing resources and trainings on our web application to keep our teams organized and efficient. Learn more.
» Marketing Lead
Oversee communications that promote and enhance the organization's brand reputation and be a key player in shaping SLE's image. Develop and implement a broad range of public relation activities. Learn more.
» Operations Lead
Collaborate with the central leadership team to manage business practices across the organization to acheive efficiencies. Manage teams on human resources, internal communications and evaluations projects. Learn more.