Who We Are
The Leadership and Ethics Institute (LEI) in the Office of the Dean of Students engages students in transformative leadership development opportunities. LEI serves all students, regardless of a person’s major, class standing, experience, or background. LEI provides programs, resources and experiences so any student can have the opportunity to realize their potential as a leader on campus, in the community, or over the course of their career.
What We’re Fundraising For
The Division of Student Affairs Internship Program cultivates students’ career readiness. Students gain professional experience through a 10-week, project-based internship. Each internship is guided by core career competencies to ensure a student gains transferable skills for their future.
The program provides a wide-range of internships. The diverse portfolio of departments and staff are the program’s greatest resources. Internships focus on an array of projects including financial analysis, graphic design, and human resource management.
The Internship Program is dedicated to removing barriers. To be accessible to students from all backgrounds, the program offers a competitive compensation package that includes housing support during the course of the internship.
The Leadership and Ethics Institute is committed to providing students exceptional experiences to develop the leadership skills for campus, community, and career settings.
“This was a superb experience and I definitely feel it should be expanded upon so that more UT students have the opportunity to develop professionally in these roles.”
“This internship further solidified my career goals and aspirations, and it was an amazing opportunity for me to expand my portfolio extensively.”
“I think the internship gave me a lot of life and career skills that I can carry on with me in whatever field I pursue. I also feel much more connected to LEI and even the university as a whole which is a very powerful feeling.”
Support for this Leadership and Ethics Institute initiative directly increases the number of students who can gain these professional skills and experiences to lead as Longhorn during and after their time on the Forty Acres.