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

Sarah Dodge - Office of University Communications
Content analysis of admissions materials at other universities

David Goltz - Office of Business, Technology and Finance
Marketing strategies plan to increase student engagement within Office of Business, Technology and Finance

Gregory Honan - Office of the President
Comparative report on presidential communications at Elon and peer & aspirant institutions 

Tyrice Johnson - Office of University Advancement
Development of historical alumni walking tour

Kyle Keith - Office of the President
University-wide diversity and inclusive community initiative 

Kathryn Knaus - Office of Admissions and Financial Planning
Research and analysis on yield events at Elon and peer & aspirant institutions

Shelby McKay - University Athletics
Assistance with Night of the Phoenix athletics event

Gregory Nantz - Office of the Provost
Report on the effects of living-learning communities on student engagement, acheivement, and satisfaction