Posted: November 21st, 2011
Applications for the North Carolina Summer 2012 Internship Program must be postmarked by December 5, 2011.
North Carolina residents attending a college, university, technical institute or community college can apply for one of up to 55 paid state government internships available for summer 2012. The 2012 State Government Internship Guide describing all available opportunities and rules is now online at http://www.doa.state.nc.us/yaio/interns.aspx.
The State Government 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. More than 3,500 students have participated since the program was established in 1969.
Paid summer internships are available in locations across the state. They provide North Carolina students with a compensated professional work experience that integrates education, career development and public service. Opportunities exist in numerous recognized fields of study, from architecture to zoology. Interns earn a stipend of $8.25 per hour and work 40 hours per week for 10 weeks in the summer.
All internships will begin on May 29, 2012, and conclude on Aug. 3, 2012. Interns also participate in seminars, tours or other activities designed to broaden their perspective of public service and state government.
To be eligible for the program, a student must be a permanent North Carolina resident with an overall grade-point average of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale. Applicants must be continuing their education in the fall following their participation in the program. To qualify for a position designated for law interns, a student must have completed at least one year of law school before the beginning of the internship. Students having previously held paid internships at the Youth Advocacy and Involvement Office are not eligible to apply.
Interns are selected through a competitive process overseen by the N.C. Internship Council. Selection is based on a review of applications by the Council, student interviews with prospective supervisors, academic records, participation in extracurricular activities and interest in state government.
Note that applications for summer 2012 internships are due earlier than in previous years. Applications must be postmarked by Monday, Dec. 5 to be considered. For details, visit http://www.doa.state.nc.us/yaio/interns.aspx or call the Youth Advocacy and Involvement Office in the N.C. Department of Administration at 919-807-4400.