Last year, you began your leadership journey by developing an understanding of what it means to be a leader, learning more about yourself, and gaining confidence in your leadership abilities. You were able to put your leadership skills into practice and make a contribution to rural North Carolina by participating in your summer internship. This year, we are expanding on your first-year experience with a more focused vision of creating positive change in rural North Carolina counties.
We encourage you to “step it up” this year by securing a summer internship or project in rural North Carolina that interests you. Think about how you can apply the leadership skills you acquired since you began the program to improve rural NC.
Opening Leadership Conference
January 17 - January 19 (MLK Holiday Weekend)
Program Coaching Calls
February through August 2020
Summer Internship Experience
May 2020 through August 7, 2020
Closing Leadership Conference
September 4 - September 6 (Labor Day Weekend)
This six week paid summer internship experience can flex around summer school schedules and can occur anytime between
May 2020 and August 7, 2020. Internships may exceed six weeks with program permission.
This unique program is only open to Golden LEAF Scholarship recipients.
Please check out the “About the Program” tab for more details about the program. Click on FAQ in the upper left side bar to find answers to your questions. If you still have a question or would like to speak with someone about the program, please contact:
They will be happy to hear from you, answer any questions, or talk with you to see if the program is right for you.