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Executive Intern applications now available

The Executive Intern Program provides 4-8 juniors or seniors the opportunity to work with mentors from the university Senior Staff, develop leadership skills, learn about higher education administration and senior organization management, and work on projects developed together with Senior Staff members. Applications for the 2015-2016 school year are now available and will be due March 20, 2015.

Ever consider a career in higher education? How about a career in corporate business, human resources, athletics or communications? Elon University is an institution run like many not-for-profit businesses with departments and jobs for all career goals. With Senior Staff as mentors, the Executive Intern program can help you develop leadership skills, learn about higher education administration and allow you to work on university projects. Past interns have assisted with fundraising events, studied and recommended new plans for community and inclusivity, and created feasibility studies on campus initiatives.

The goals of the program are to provide an apprenticeship experience in the field of higher education, provide leadership development through an on-campus executive internship, enhance communication between Senior Staff and students and to foster deeper student understanding of Elon University.

Students attend orientation and introductory sessions most Fridays during the fall semester, shadow their mentors and complete projects during Winter Term. The Winter Term Internship is an 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Monday, through Friday commitment where interns will also attend departmental meetings and work with other members of their respective Senior Staffs department. In the spring, Interns present their projects, attend campus events, continue to meet with senior staff members, and participate in the application and interview process for next year's interns.

To learn more about the Executive Intern Program itself, you can visit the website at http://www.elon.edu/e-web/administration/president/executive-internship/default.xhtml Applications are now available on the website. You may submit your application materials electronically to execintern@elon.edu or in person to Alahna Booth in the Office of the President in Powell building 104. 

For the 2014-2015 year, the students involved with the Executive Intern Program include the following:

  • Ryan Boudreau, who worked with Vice President of Admissions and Financial Planning: Greg Zaiser to evaluate the admissions process for Elon's DPT and PA programs
  • Conner Croxson, who worked with Executive VP: Dr. Gerry Francis to develop new, interactive methods of preparing Elon students to study abroad
  • Kelley Dodge, who worked with Vice President of University Communications: Mr. Dan Anderson to generate a faculty-scholars website that highlights faculty research and can be used as a resource for media outlets
  • Carley Gaynes, who worked with Chief of Staff: Jeff Stein to advance Elon's Muslim population and presence on campus in an effort to broaden diversity, inclusion, and understanding
  • Abigail Mitchell, who worked with Vice President for University Advancement: Mr. Jim Piatt to develop a strategic plan for Elon Day, 2015 
  • Sarah Paille-Jansa, who worked with Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs: Dr. Tim Peeples to analyze Elon's intellectual climate, examining practices at peer and aspirant institutions, and developing recommendations to enhance Elon's campus culture 
  • Nick Stringfellow, who worked with Athletic Director: Dave Blank to plan Elon's Night of the Phoenix athletics event

We invite all questions! For more information, please attend an Interest Meeting on either Thursday, March 5, 6:30-7:30 p.m. or Monday, March 9, 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Oak Room (Moseley 103). You could also e-mail execintern@elon.edu with any questions.



Dan Anderson,
3/3/2015 4:05 PM