Center for Leadership Interns

The Center for Leadership Interns are responsible for coordinating all programs and services offered in the Center for Leadership. Students commit to a year term transitioning in February and serving in the Spring semester and then the Fall semester. These programs and services are divided into distinct internship positions including Isabella Cannon Leadership Fellows, Marketing & Communication, Leadership Education, Writing & Multimedia, Community Programming, Campus Engagement, and Inclusive Leadership. Each intern has individual responsibilities, but CFL Interns have common goals to work collaboratively and provide leadership development opportunities for all Elon students.

As a Center for Leadership Intern, students grow personally and professionally. We are looking for students to further develop their individualized leadership style by working with the CFL professional staff.

2021 CFL Interns

Sarah Myers '22

Isabella Cannon Leadership Fellows Intern: Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri

Major/Minor: Strategic Communications Major with Minors in Leadership Studies and International/Global Studies

Position: Isabella Cannon Leadership Fellows Intern

Involvement on campus: VP of Standards for Panhellenic Association, Executive Intern for Admissions (Winter Term 2022), Alpha Chi Omega sorority, Isabella Cannon Leadership Fellow, former Orientation Leader, Peer Educator, Member of Traditions Council and Village Project Tutor

Summary of role/highlights: As the Isabella Cannon Leadership Fellows Intern, I help guide over 100 students in their leadership journeys. Through planning monthly Forums, Cohort Meetings, workshops, a formal mentorship process, and social engagement opportunities, I essentially work to enhance engagement within the program. I also serve an integral role in both the recruitment and orientation of incoming Fellows Cohorts.

Definition of leadership: Assisting others in identifying their strengths, weaknesses, passions, and goals, while also working to bring groups together in efforts to complete a common goal.

Taylor McCluney '23

Community Programming Intern: Hometown: Virginia Beach, Virginia

Major/Minor: Human Service Studies Major with Minor in Leadership Studies

Involvement on campus: Leadership Fellow and member of Epsilon Sigma Alpha

I work as the Community Engagement intern which gives me the privilege of coordinating the Alamance Youth Leadership Academy (AYLA) program with the kids in our local community. This program is a way for our student body to lean into the younger generation and set them up for success in their personal leadership journeys through mentorship. I also work to find fun opportunities for our students to leave the Elon bubble and connect with other aspects surrounding community through service.

Definition of Leadership: Leadership is engaging with the communities of people around you to work towards the common good, learning from each other, lifting each other up, and engaging in growth mindsets.

Glorida Cadet '23

Multimedia & Writing Intern: Hometown: Spring Lake, NC

Majors/Minor: Major in Psychology, Double Minoring in Criminal Justice Studies and Professional Writing and Rhetoric

Involvement on campus: Senior Resident Assistant, President of the Caribbean Students Association

As the Multimedia & Writing Intern, I work to spread the word about all things leadership via a variety of platforms including "The Lead" blog and "The Leaderpod", a podcast dedicated to the Center for Leadership and all endeavors on and off-campus. I also help out in brand awareness and language being used in the Center for Leadership.

Definition of Leadership: Helping others, help themselves.

Daija Rion '24

Campus Engagement Intern: Hometown: Charlotte, NC

MajorMinor: Strategic Communications (Major)/Human Service Studies (Minor)

Campus Involvement: Residence Assistant, Koury Operations Manager, and Odyssey Scholar

As a campus engagement intern coordinates events to promote leadership concepts, experiences, and activities to all students, traditional and nontraditional leaders, campus-wide. My role brings a fun and engaging twist to leadership that students have never seen before!
Definition of Leadership: Pushing for personal growth and setting a good example for others to follow, while encouraging others to also develop themselves.

Definition of Leadership: Knowing the difference between when it’s time to speak and when it’s time to listen.

Maddy Starr '23

Inclusive Leadership Intern: Hometown: Waxhaw, NC

Major/Minors: International and Global Studies with minors in Political Science & History

Involvement on campus: Elon College Fellows, Elon Model United Nations, Student Government Association, and Elonthon

As the Inclusive Excellence Intern, my role is to connect the CFL with diverse opportunities and push to involve all aspects of diversity through the work the CFL provides. I will lead the CFL in involvement with Elon's Intersect Conference and working to represent students of different identities as seen on campus to create an inclusive environment.

Definition of Leadership: Leadership is being able to care for and achieve the goals of a group in a manner in which group members learn and build upon each other's ideas.

Hugh Goldstein '23

Leadership Education Intern: Home town: Queens, NY

Major: Political Science and Criminal Justice

Summary of role: As the Leadership education intern, I work to coordinate the Center for Leadership’s events on campus to engage with students and organizations. I work to establish leadership in all realms of campus and work with a multitude of organizations and platforms to help students develop and cultivate their leadership skills.

Involvement: Campus Vist Intern in Admissions and Periclean scholar

Definition of leadership: an understanding of yourself and your relationship to others; to delve deeper into our joined experiences and the ways in which we can use our voices to amplify those experiences