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N.C. accepts applications for internship program

Next year will mark the 50th anniversary of the State of North Carolina Internship Program.

Since its establishment in 1969, more than 4,000 internship opportunities have been awarded to North Carolina college students.

The internship program is open to all North Carolina residents attending a college, university, technical institute or community college.

Students interested in applying for summer 2019 internships have until Jan. 14, 2019 to submit their application. The 2019 State Government Internship Guide provides opportunities that are now available to view online on the NC Council for Women & Youth Involvement website.

The N.C. Department of Administration’s Council for Women & Youth Involvement (CFWYI) administers the Internship program, which runs May 20 through July 26, 2019. Interns earn a stipend of $8.25 per hour and work 40-hours per week for 10-weeks during the summer.

“This is a valuable program for college students to learn more about state government and to make a difference in North Carolina,” said N.C. Department of Administration Secretary Machelle Sanders. “It also plays a valuable role in preparing North Carolinians for the jobs of today and tomorrow.”

Gov. Cooper’s State of North Carolina Internship Program offers students real-world experience in a wide range of state government workplaces.

Internships provide opportunities for students to work in their chosen field and to consider careers in public service.

“These internships can open doors for students interested in careers in public service,” said CFWYI Internship Coordinator Candace Dudley. “The interns bring fresh ideas and perspectives to state government.”

The internships integrate education, career development and public service. Opportunities exist in numerous recognized fields of study, from accounting to zoology. Interns also will participate in other activities that broaden their knowledge of public service and state government, such as seminars and site visits.

Interns are selected through a competitive process overseen by the N.C. Internship Council. Selection is based on a thorough review of applications, including academic records and interest in state government. Qualified candidates may be selected to interview with prospective supervisors, and matches are made.

For more information, visit the N.C. Council for Women & Youth Involvement Office online or contact program coordinator Candace Dudley at 919-807-4407. Information also is available in campus career services or cooperative education offices.