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Deadline for state government summer internships is Jan. 21

By Staff Reports
Published in News on January 5, 2009 1:46 PM

RALEIGH -- North Carolina residents attending a college, university, technical institute or community college have until Jan. 21 to apply for one of 100 paid state government internships available for summer 2009.

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 3,300 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 in the summer. They 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 North Carolina resident with an overall grade-point average of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale, and must have completed high school and at least one year of college study. To qualify for a position designated for law interns, a student must have completed at least one year of law school.

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.

Details about the program and a listing of summer 2009 internships are available by calling the Youth Advocacy and Involvement Office in the N.C. Department of Administration at (919) 789-5880, or by visiting its Web site athttp://www.doa.nc.gov/yaio/intern.htm. Information also is available in campus career services or cooperative education offices.