Year 3

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*** The 2018 program year application for Year 3 is now open.

Please follow this link to apply here. ***

Welcome Back, Year 3! 

For the past two years, you have focused your leadership journey on gaining greater clarity and skills to lead your own life, work with others, and make a positive impact in rural North Carolina.  You now know the importance of being a Golden LEAF Scholar and we invite you to continue this journey throughout your junior year.  We encourage you to “step it up” this year by securing a summer internship in rural North Carolina that helps you build networks and advances you in your career goals. You must reapply for this program and demonstrate your commitment to developing your leadership potential.

As juniors, who have successfully completed your freshmen and sophomore year of the Golden LEAF Scholars Leadership Program the Golden LEAF Foundation is offering you another opportunity to make a serious impact to improve rural NC. This program will help you prepare for the professional world, and develop effective leadership skills and learn valuable job seeking skills.

As a leader, you have grown, and many of you are now looking to “what is beyond college”. This final internship should be geared toward solidifying relationships that could potentially lead to job offers and career opportunities.

The Golden LEAF Leadership Program continues to award a stipend of up to $2,920 for participation in the leadership training, coaching and internship process for each returning junior who completes the program requirements.

This is a competitive application process and requires a commitment to attend all events.   

Opening Leadership Conference – January 12-14 (MLK Holiday Weekend)

Program Coaching Calls – February through August 2018

Summer Internship Experience – May 30, 2018 through August 11, 2018

Closing Leadership Conference – August 31-September 2 (Labor Day Weekend)

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This six week paid summer internship experience can flex around summer school schedules and can occur anytime
between May 30 and August 11, 2018. Internships may exceed six weeks with program permission.

 This unique program is only open to Golden LEAF Scholarship recipients who completed the sophomore leadership program year.

ALL APPLICATIONS FOR 2018 MUST BE SUBMITTED BY

NOVEMBER 14, 2017

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Need More Info?

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:

     Julie Griffin: (336) 2864412,  griffinj@ccl.org
     Jayke Hamill: (336) 2864243,  hamillj@ccl.org
     Robert Matthews: (336) 2864443,  matthewsr@ccl.org
     Jeffrey Tanner: (336) 2864045,  tannerj@ccl.org
     Margaret Whitt: (336) 2864335,  whittm@ccl.org

They will be happy to hear from you, answer any questions, or talk with you to see if the program is right for you.