Apply to be A Leadership COnsultant or summer Intern

Dec. 4, 2019 - Applications are open for Delta Upsilon's summer internships and to be a Leadership Consultant for the 2020-2021 academic year. The priority application deadline to be Leadership Consultant is Jan. 15, 2020, with a secondary priority deadline of March 1. To be a summer intern, the priority application deadline is Feb. 24, 2020. 

Summer interns work at Delta Upsilon's International Headquarters in Indianapolis and provide administrative assistance in many aspects of the Fraternity's day-to-day operations. The internship culminates in the opportunity to help execute the 2020 Leadership Institute in Orlando, Florida. 

The internship will be from June 1 - Aug. 7, 2020. Housing and a stipend are provided to interns as they spend the summer in Indianapolis. Initiated members and colony members from chapters/colonies currently in operation are encouraged to apply. 

Apply to be a summer intern. 

If you have questions about the summer internship, contact Chapter Development Director Nicole Belinsky at belinsky@deltau.org

Leadership Consultants are the Fraternity's key ambassadors, working directly with students, alumni and universities to advance Delta Upsilon's initiatives. In this position, you will be challenged to improve and enhance the skills you acquired in school and further prepare yourself for any career by gaining important managerial and hands-on experience. This position involves extensive travel, and as a result a consultant will meet brothers and make connections throughout North America. This position is not limited to the tasks of enhancing chapter operations, establishing new chapters and recruiting new members into the Fraternity. 

This position is for Delta Upsilon members who will have a degree from an accredited four-year college or university by the time the position begins. Experience as a DU chapter officer is not required.

The Leadership Consultant position will run from June 1, 2020 - May 31, 2021. Consultants will spend summer 2020 at DU International Headquarters in Indianapolis for training. Following the 2020 Leadership Institute, Consultants will begin their travels. Leadership Consultants are salaried positions with full compensation packages including housing, meals, travel expenses, health insurance, vacation days and more.

Apply to be a Leadership Consultant. 

If you have questions about the Leadership Consultant position, contact Senior Director of Chapter Development Michelle Marchand at marchand@deltau.org. You can even be put into contact with past Leadership Consultants to learn more about their experience. 

DEBUNKING MYTHS ABOUT LEADERSHIP CONSULTANTS
MYTH: THE POSITION IS ONLY FOR THOSE WHO HAVE SERVED AS CHAPTER PRESIDENT.

Any brother with a love and passion for Delta Upsilon can serve as a Leadership Consultant. While having served on a chapter Executive Board will provide valuable experience, it is not a requirement. Regardless of officer experience, DU is looking applicants’ ability to understand and demonstrate a commitment to DU’s mission and Four Founding Principles.

MYTH: I DID NOT MAJOR IN THE RIGHT THING.

Academic major does not affect one’s chances of being hired as Leadership Consultant. Many believe you must major in a communications or marketing related field, but that is not true. Past Leadership Consultants have degrees in engineering, English, business administration and more! Applicants must possess strong interpersonal skills, written and verbal communications skills, and a strong work ethic. Such qualities can be found in those from any field of study.

MYTH: THE SKILLS WON’T BE APPLICABLE TO MY FUTURE JOB.

Critical thinking, problem-solving, team building, marketing, budgeting, project management, conflict resolution and communication skills are just a few of the areas develop by serving as a Leadership Consultant. Each is something any employer will look for and ask about. While day-to-day tasks will differ, the skills and experiences learned can be translated to any future career.

MYTH: IT WILL BE HARDER TO GET INTO GRAD SCHOOL AFTER TAKING A YEAR OFF.

Scores of past Leadership Consultants have gone onto graduate school following their time as a Leadership Consultant. Your smarts and experiences get you into grad school, not your age. Like a job interview, using the skills learned as a Leadership Consultant in your grad school essays and interviews can give you a leg up on the competition.

For those searching for a full-time job, serving as a Leadership Consultant will build your network across North America. The skills obtained through the role often have companies and recruiters searching for you!

MYTH: I WILL ONLY WORK WITH STRUGGLING CHAPTERS AND COLONIES.

Each year, every DU chapter receives at least one visit from IHQ staff. Leadership Consultants will receive a portfolio of chapters to work with throughout the year, which will include chapters that vary in size, strength and geographic location. Through in-person visits and electronic communication, Leadership Consultants work with their chapters year-round to plan and achieve success. Leadership Consultants also have the unique opportunity to build DU’s newest colonies, recruiting Founding Fathers and setting a foundation for success.

MYTH: I WON’T GET ENOUGH TRAINING TO DO THE JOB WELL.

Leadership Consultants spend the entire summer at IHQ preparing for their roles. They will be trained by staff from all IHQ departments, as well as outside facilitators. Leadership Consultants will attend additional training through groups like the Fraternity Executives Association, Phired Up Productions and FRMT (DU’s insurance provider). Throughout the year, Leadership Consultants will have the opportunity to polish their skills through webinars, staff meetings and more.