Become a STEM Leader — Find Summer Internships With the National Inventors Hall of Fame

Gain volunteer credits

Develop mentorship skills

Build your resume

Choose a rewarding volunteer opportunity

Designed exclusively for high school and college students, our Leadership Intern program reinvents summer volunteer programs. Leadership Interns work closely with Camp Invention® and Invention Project® participants to help them explore STEM concepts and become creative thinkers who can invent a better tomorrow.

Build skills through the summer

Our program provides you with a wide array of learning opportunities.

Find inspiration for a lifetime

You’ll make a lasting difference for children while supporting STEM education.

Looking for more programs? We provide STEM education for all ages.
Learn. Inspire. Succeed.™

For high school sophomores, juniors, seniors and college students, our volunteer Leadership Intern program is the ultimate college application or resume builder. Camp Invention and Invention Project participants need great leaders, so don’t miss this unique opportunity to gain mentoring skills and leadership experience, as well as Intellectual Property knowledge.

Receive exceptional training

  • Get formalized, online leadership training from a professional coaching and training organization
  • Explore entrepreneurship through the lens of invention and innovation
  • Learn the importance of Intellectual Property protection concepts and processes guided by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

Gain valuable experience

  • Refine your communication skills as you interact with these young learners and their parents and educators
  • Earn up to 40 volunteer hours for your graduation requirements or college, scholarship or job applications
  • Receive a letter of recognition from the USPTO

See a typical day as a Leadership Intern


When campers check in, our Camp Director kicks off a day of fun.


Gather with campers and Leaders-in-Training at Base Camp.

Morning modules

You’ll help your team complete two creative challenges and enjoy a healthy snack.

Lunch break

Your team will refuel with a healthy lunch and enjoy some well-deserved playtime outside or in the gym.

Afternoon modules

The afternoon brings two more challenging modules that will inspire campers’ imaginations.

Base camp

Your team will regroup to focus on problem solving.

Sign out

Parents will sign out their children at the end of our action-packed day.

Morning modules
Lunch break
Afternoon modules
Base camp
Sign out

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Become a part of something big

Help us make STEM education programs accessible to all children.

Become a Leadership Intern