Powell BuildingOffice of the President

The Executive Intern Program at Elon University


Rising juniors and seniors may apply by March 8th to serve as interns for the 2013-2014 year. Interns meet with mentors, set goals, begin professional development opportunities, and determine projects during the fall. Interns must be on campus during winter term to shadow their mentors and complete their projects. For questions, please email Alahna Booth at abooth4@elon.edu or Jeff Stein at jstein@elon.edu

Fall Semester

Interns meet with their mentors and attend executive intern orientation with Office of the President staff. Interns participate in a kickoff lunch with Senior Staff, monthly meetings with mentors to develop project ideas and plans, interviews with their mentor's direct reports and a senior staff meeting. Interns should plan to spend 2-4 hours per week on these activities in the fall.

Winter Term

The majority of interns’ work is concentrated in Winter Term as interns shadow senior staff mentors and collaborate to complete their internship projects. Winter Term is a full-time commitment. Interns shadow their mentors, attend meetings, work with senior staff members, conduct research, interact with other interns, and work to complete their projects. 

Spring Semester

During the spring semester interns derive meaning from their experiences. They present their projects to appropriate work teams/committees as determined by their mentors and conclude any requirements to receive academic credit. Interns attend the spring Board of Trustees meeting and a farewell breakfast with senior staff members. Interns facilitate and participate in the application and interview process for the following year’s team of interns.