Many Internships Available in NC State Government

Up to 65 paid positions will provide hands-on job experience in offices across the state
RALEIGH – North Carolina residents attending a college, university, technical institute or community college have until Jan. 12, 2011, to apply for one of up to 65 paid state government internships available for summer 2011. Martha Eberle and Dave Toms both found landscape architecture related positions in this program last year.  Feel free to ask them about their experience.
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 2,800 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. Most interns earn a stipend of $8.25 per hour and work 40 hours per week for 10 weeks in the summer.

This summer, the State Government Internship Program is offering positions funded by the N.C. Student Energy Internship and Fellowship Program. Administered by State Energy Office of the N.C. Department of Commerce, the Energy Internships are focused on green, energy-efficient technology and energy conservation for North Carolina. Interns working on Energy Internship projects will be paid $10 per hour, as required by the Student Energy Internship and Fellowship Program, and will work 11 weeks in the summer.
All internships will begin on May 23, 2011. 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