North Carolina students Summer Internship Programmes 2023
This is to inform applicants, that application into the North Carolina State Government Agencies Summer Internship Programmes for Students is in progress
Applications are now open for North Carolina State Government Agencies Summer 2023 Internship Programmes for Students.
College students can apply for up to 100 internships across multiple North Carolina state government agencies.
Governed by the NC Department of Administration’s Council for Women and Youth Involvement, the annual State Government Internship Program offers a 10-week, paid internship for college students interested in careers in state government.
The North Carolina Internship Program provides students with professional work experience that connects their classroom experiences and potential career choices.
Duration and Benefits
Interns work 40 hours a week for a 10-week period
They earn $12.00 an hour.
They participate in meetings, educational tours, and other activities designed to broaden their perspective of public service and state government. There are numerous internship positions available during the summer at various state agencies located throughout North Carolina.
Projects and interns are screened and selected by the North Carolina Internship Council. The State of NC Internship Program is highly competitive.
Interns are encouraged to seek academic credit for the internship, but the student is responsible for making such arrangements and should determine the specific procedure at her/his academic institution.
The Internship Council reminds all applicants that the intent of the Internship Program is to provide a variety of opportunities for students to learn about public service professions.
Who Should Apply
The internship program is open to all North Carolina residents attending a college, university, technical institute, or community college. As in previous years, the pool of internships will be diverse ranging from virtual to in-person to hybrid depending on the project and location.
An applicant must be a permanent North Carolina resident attending a college, university, law school, community college, or technical institute in North Carolina or a North Carolina resident attending an equivalent institution out of state.
Applicants must carry a 2.5 or greater overall grade point average on a 4.0 scale.
Applicant must be at least 18 years old by January 1, 2023.
Applicants must be continuing their education in the fall following their participation in the program.
To qualify for a law internship, applicants must have completed at least one year of law school before the beginning of the internship, unless other majors are listed.
Students having previously held paid internships with this program are not eligible to apply.
Applicants must be willing and able to work full-time for the entire 10-week internship. Applicants must be able to provide legal proof of identity and work authorization within three working days of employment.
How to Apply
North Carolina State Government Agencies Summer 2023 Internship Programmes for Students
Applications are now open until Jan. 9, 2023
Applications will be submitted ONLINE only.
- Create your online account profile.
- Then apply for any position listed through the online job application system. You may apply for up to three internships. (HINT: Search “internship” to find postings easily. All postings will begin with, “State of NC Internship – …”
- Click here to apply.
What is the Selection Process
Interns are selected through a process overseen by the North Carolina Internship Council. Selection is based on a thorough review of applications, including academic records and interest in state government. Qualified candidates also may be selected for a virtual interview with prospective supervisors.
What are the program deadlines?
State government agencies submit project proposals by late August. The approved projects and program information are placed online by late October. Applications can be submitted as soon as project descriptions and application information are posted and the firm deadline for applications is mid-January; however, the application due date can change from year to year. Please check the website by October for the established application due date.
The Internship Council screens intern applications by mid-February and supervisors conduct interviews by the end of February. Applicants are informed of placement at the end of March and internships begin in late May. For exact deadlines, please see “How to Apply.”
Summer 2023 Timeline:
Nov. 1, 2022: Application opens
Jan. 9, 2023: Application closes
Feb. 20 – March 17, 2023: Phone Interviews
March 31, 2023: Notification of Internship Placements
May 22, 2023: Intern Orientation
May 22 – July 28, 2023: Internship Program
What do I need to have with each application?
All documents must be attached to each internship posting for which you apply:
Cover letters outlining the reasons you are interested in each project for which you apply.
Address cover letters to the North Carolina Internship Council or to Candace Settle, Internship Coordinator, 1320 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, North Carolina 27699-1320.
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 the 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). Limit the sample to three pages. Include a copy for each law project to which you apply. Writing samples exceeding three pages will not be accepted.
Optional: Three professional references (must include name, contact information, and relationship)