The Local Coordinator Program is highly competitive, and designed for the top student leaders in North America. All members of SFL’s Local Coordinator Program must be current university students (undergraduate or graduate) in either the United States or Canada.

Applicants interested in becoming a Local Coordinator should be able to dedicate 5-10 hours per week to the program for one academic year. Successful applicants will be professional, personable, and excellent communicators.

    At least 1 year of leadership experience in a pro-liberty student group;
    Ability to manage multiple projects at once;
    Looking to develop their own skillsets;
    Strong written and in-person communication;
    Strong self-motivation to complete projects with little to no oversight;
    A passion for the ideas of liberty and for organizing to make the world a freer place; and
    Enjoy staying up until 2am talking to other students about how to advance liberty



1. What are the basic expectations for Local Coordinators?

Students For Liberty uses a bottom-up organizational structure for our volunteers. That means you, the volunteer, control the kinds of projects you want to work on when you're in our program. Many students follow a student group model, where they organize a libertarian student group chapter on their campus and plan events and activism opportunities within their group. Others create independent projects that take on a number of forms.

No matter what you do, we have a few basic expectations: maintain regular communication with our program leaders, upload your metrics every semester, and be prepared to dedicate a minimum of 3-5 hours per week on your projects. Any goals beyond that will be goals you set for yourself. Your regional directors and programs staff will work with you to develop a strategic plan that best suits your goals for your projects and professional development.

2. Can this program connect me with job/internship opportunities?

Here at SFL, we have worked hard to forge strong relationships with scores of organizations in the liberty movement. Part of that includes sharing information about opportunities for internships, employment, and other kinds of professional development programs. Whether you're interested in working at SFL or another organization in the liberty movement, we'll work with you to identify and connect you to opportunities that best suit your career interests.

3. How long does the program last? Can I apply at any time of the year? Who can apply?

The SFL Local Coordinator Program is a one-year program, but it's common for students to continue in the program until graduation. Admissions to the program are now on a rolling basis, so you can apply at any time of the year! Anyone can apply as long as they're a student registered for classes with a university, but if you're not sure or you have questions about special situations like remote study, you can always contact us at [email protected]

4. What kinds of skills can I expect to gain from participating in the program?

Here at SFL, we pride ourselves on helping students discover their natural affinities for leadership within student organizing. Often, we encourage newer student volunteers to take on more basic skill-building exercises by organizing basic events or activism projects. Over time, while moving on to more ambitious projects, you can expect to gain and improve your social skills like networking, communication, time/priority management, and public speaking. You'll also be trained in professional development skills like logistical decision making, aptitude identification, and organization task management. Of course, part of what you glean from this program will come from what you put into it. If there are areas you have identified for personal improvement, we'll work with you to incorporate that into your strategic plan.

5. Is this program open to graduate students, doctoral candidates, or law students?

Yes, this program is open to all tertiary education students of all ages. At any time, we have a number of post-undergraduate students in the program. We will work with you to develop a strategic plan that optimizes your scheduling needs and better suits your professional development track as you continue to pursue your degree.

6. I'm transferring next semester/next year. Can I apply now or should I wait?

First and foremost, the SFL Local Coordinator Program is leader-based, not group-based or university-based. That means, when you're selected to be a part of this network, our priority is focused on you, no matter where you are. Whether you're a remote student promoting liberty in your local community, a traditional student based on a campus, or a transfer student moving between degree programs, we want to make sure you have the resources you need to maximize your skill set. If you're still figuring out what your academic plan is or where you'll be transferring to, and you're not sure if you're ready to apply, send us a message at [email protected] and we'll be happy to help you out!

7. I'm still new to liberty. Where can I go to learn more about libertarianism?

Check out our Liberty 101 course on SFL Academy to learn more about the basics of libertarianism