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Executive Intern applications now available

The Executive Intern Program provides 8-11 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 managament, and work on projects developed together with senior staff members. Applications for the 2014-2015 school year are now available and will be due March 3, 2014. You can apply through the Elon Job Network with Job ID: 10591.

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.

If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about Elon or if you have an idea to better your school, the Executive Intern Program will allow you this opportunity to learn about Elon, create and implement changes, and leave your legacy. With Senior Staff as mentors, you can develop leadership skills, learn about higher education administration and work on university projects. Past interns have planned 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.

During fall semester, the students will attend orientation and introductory sessions with senior staff members. Then during Winter Term, the students will work full-time to complete projects they have planned with their mentors. In the spring, they will present their project 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 Elon Job Network. You should apply through the portal; the ELN Job ID is 10591.

For the 2013-2014 year, the students involved with the Executive Intern Program include the following:

  • James Carter, who worked with Interim Associate Provost for Inclusive Community: Dr. Brooke Barnett;  

  • Stacey Crutchfield, who worked with Vice President for University Advancement: Mr. Jim PIatt;

  • Maritza Gamboa, who worked with Vice President for University Advancement: Mr. Jim PIatt;

  • Phoebe Kot, who worked with Athletic Director: Dave Blank;

  • Ottavia Pomazon, who worked with Senior Vice President for Business, Finance, and Technology: Mr. Gerald Whittington;

  • Danielle Prongay, who worked with President and Chief of Staff: Dr. Lambert and Jeff Stein;

  • Lori Schachle, who worked with Provost and VP of Academic Affairs: Dr. Steven House;

  • Kelly Smith, who worked with Executive VP: Dr. Gerry Francis;

  • Le To, who worked with Vice President of Admissions and Financial Planning: Greg Zaiser;

  • Jason Waterman, who worked with Vice President of University Communications: Mr. Dan Anderson;

  • Kyle Whitaker, who worked with Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students: Dr. Smith Jackson.


We invite all questions! For more information, please attend an Interest Meeting on either Tuesday, February 18, or Wednesday, February 19, at 7:30 p.m. in McEwen 011 (in the basement! Cookies, coffee and hot chocolate will be provided). You could also e-mail execintern@elon.edu with any questions!

2/16/2014 2:30 PM