Join Our Team!

Leadership Center for Excellence (LCE) is looking for qualified candidates to join our growing team!

Leadership Center for Excellence is a 21-year-old nonprofit organization headquartered in Arlington, Virginia. LCE focuses on leadership development and community building, having graduated 1,600 leaders. We develop and train leaders across the DC metropolitan region through a multitude of programs for personal and professional development for any stage of the leadership continuum. By developing trained leaders who are committed to building, supporting and strengthening our region, we foster a sense of community, visionary leadership, partnership and collaboration that motivates participants to become agents of change. We serve as an integral part of our community, building leadership for the future, developing connections between the business, nonprofit and public sectors and participating in balancing community dialogue for the common good. We have a small office staff with a “family” atmosphere that values transparency and inclusiveness. The work atmosphere is high energy and never dull.

Current Openings:

Communications Intern – Please see below for full job description.

About Us

The mission of Leadership Center for Excellence is to enlighten, inspire and connect leaders through community building and leadership development.
To fit into the LCE culture, candidates need to be:

  • Inclusive
  • Collaborative
  • A team player
  • An independent thinker
  • Self-motivated
  • Fast-paced
  • Someone with a “can do” attitude
  • Highly organized, proactive and flexible
  • Practitioner of flawless ethical behavior, professionalism and confidentiality
  • Dedicated to the organization’s mission
  • Able to deliver superior customer service
We offer a variety of benefits to full-time employees such as:

  • Healthcare (includes dental and vision)
  • Matching 401(k) program
  • Vacation and sick leave allowance
LCE provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all to employees and applicants for employment and prohibits unlawful discrimination and unlawful harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, gender identity or expression, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation or any other protected classes or categories as defined by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Communications Intern

We are looking to fill this position starting Monday, September 10. Please submit your resume and cover letter with the subject line “Communications Intern” to no later than Friday, August 17 at 5:00pm. No phone calls.

Our selected intern will be a self-sufficient critical thinker with organizational and communications skills (both oral and written); have the ability to meet deadlines; possess a keen attention to detail and accuracy; maintain a professional demeanor; demonstrate enthusiasm and dependability for customer service; be technology-savvy and highly skilled in Microsoft Office Suite products; have Internet competency; and flourish in a challenging but enjoyable environment. Adobe Suite experience a plus.

This is an unpaid internship offering benefits to include opportunities to attend LCE trainings, a recommendation letter upon successful competition of internship if desired and completion of any required paperwork if needed for class credit.

Reporting to the Communications Coordinator, the Communications Intern works to ensure all project deliverables meet the standards and expectations of the membership and help fulfill the mission of the organization. Responsibilities for this position include but are not limited to the following:

Content Creation

  • Edit and proofread email blast campaigns using Constant Contact or Mosaico and analyze campaign successes
  • Depending on his/her skillset, the Communications Intern may contribute to graphic design aspects of our programs/flyers

Press Management

  • Collect and document press coverage of LCE events and programs
  • Compile press packets for media coverage at events
  • Research potential leads for relationships with area press
  • Build media contact lists

Social Media Management

  • Assist with social media components for the organization’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and Google+ accounts to include creating and curating general post content, composing posts to promote our programs and events and adding live tweets into event working agendas
  • Brainstorm and explore new ideas for social media campaigns
  • Analyze and compile statistics regarding LCE social media platforms

Miscellaneous Projects

  • Depending on the Communications Intern’s skills and professional goals, they will have the opportunity to develop a large project to work on continuously through the course of the internship
  • Administrative support as needed
  • Other duties as assigned