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North Carolina State Government Internship Program

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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 3,600 students have participated since the program was established in 1969.

"In the current job market, it is tough for college students to find paid employment opportunities that equip them with relevant and meaningful professional experience in their field of study," said Stephanie Nantz, Executive Director of the Youth Advocacy and Involvement Office. "This program does just that, as well as assist state agencies in continuing to meet their missions following the recent reductions in the state government workforce."

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. All internships will begin on late May 2014, and conclude late July 2014. 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, and graduated from high school and subsequently completed their sophomore year of college before beginning the internship. Community college students must complete at least their first year before beginning the internship. 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.
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Applicants can review available internships and may apply for up to five internship projects. To apply, applicants must submit the following materials:

North Carolina State Government Internship application forms.
Cover letters outlining the reasons you are interested in each project for which you apply. Address cover letters to the North Carolina Internship Council. Your cover letter must include a bulleted list of projects for which you are applying, including project numbers and titles.
Professional résumés.
One copy of transcripts for all post-secondary grades. An unofficial student copy, obtained from your school’s website or registrar, is acceptable. Transcripts must verify current overall GPA.
Graduate and law students should submit an official schedule/course list if current grades are not available. Law students should include their current class rank when possible. If you have attended more than one college/university, include a transcript for each; graduate/law students should include undergraduate transcripts.
Brief legal writing samples (law students only). Writing samples exceeding three pages will not be accepted. Include a copy for each law project to which you apply.
Mailed paper application materials are required. E-mailed or faxed applications will not be accepted. All applications must be postmarked by Monday, December 16, 2013. Applications postmarked after this date will not be considered. Sorry, no exceptions. Mail all materials in ONE envelope.

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