Powell BuildingOffice of the President

The Executive Intern Program at Elon University

Expectations, Benefits, and Projects


Intern Professional Development

In addition to working closely with senior staff mentors on specific tasks and projects, interns also spend considerable time on professional development. Interns have the opportunity to meet with staff from the Student Professional Development Center and the Leadership and Professional Development Office. Interns learn about the functioning of the senior staff, the Board of Trustees, and the Office of the President. Interns have the opportunity to attend a meeting of a university board or council, to meet with individual senior staff members, and to attend other university functions.

Stipends and Academic Credit

Interns receive a $1200 stipend for their work during winter term. Individual interns may work in advance with the Student Professional Development Center to develop and fulfill requirements to receive academic co-op or internship credit.

Professional Demeanor

Interns are expected to conduct themselves with the highest levels of professionalism. Interns are representatives of the university and should be prompt for appointments and in the execution of tasks. Interns are required to dress and present themselves in a manner suitable for a business environment. Due to the nature of the program, there is an expectation of business casual attire for the fall and spring semesters and standard business attire for Winter Term.


In order to participate in the program and work with Senior Staff members, Executive Interns must demonstrate the ability to maintain strict confidentiality. Interns are required to sign a confidentiality agreement.


Current Intern Projects

Ryan Boudreau - Office of Admissions and Financial Planning
Evaluating the admissions process for Elon's DPT and PA programs & working to expand Elon admissions Alumni Volunteer Program to support recruitment initiatives 

Conner Croxson - Office of the President
Working with the Global Education Cetner to develop new, interactive methods of preparing Elon students to study abroad

Kelley Dodge - Office of University Communications
Working with Communications staff to develop a faculty-scholars website that highlights faculty research and can be used as a resource for media outlets

Carley Gaynes - Office of the President
Working with faculty and staff to advance Elon's Muslim population and presence on campus in an effort to broaden diversity, inclusion, and understanding 

Abigail Mitchell - Office of University Advancement
Developing and assisting with Elon Day 2015

Sarah Paille-Jansa - Office of the Provost
Analyzing Elon's intellectual climate, examining practices at peer and aspirant institutions, and developing recommendations to enhance Elon's campus culture

Nick Stringfellow - University Athletics
Assisting with Night of the Phoenix athletics event