Paid Summer Internship Opportunities with the State of NC – Applications are now being accepted

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The State of North Carolina Internship Program is offering paid summer internship opportunities in state government agencies. Applications for the Summer 2020 State of North Carolina Internship Program are now being accepted.

A variety of professional internship opportunities are located across the state and are available to North Carolina residents studying at the undergraduate or graduate level, or in law school in various disciplines. Summer interns work full-time (40 hours a week) for a period of 10-weeks at a wage of $8.25/hour.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • 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, 2020.
  • Community college students must have completed their first year completed before beginning the internship.
  • 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.

Submitting Applications:

Applications will be submitted ONLINE only. Please click here to apply. First, create your online account profile. Next, apply for any position listed through the online job application system. You may search the keyword “internship” to find postings easily. All posting will begin with, “State of NC Internship – …”  Applicants may apply for up to three internship projects. To complete your application, submit the following materials:

  • Electronic application with the following attached:
    • 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 Dudley, Internship Coordinator, 1320 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, North Carolina 27699-1320.
    • Professional resumes.
    • 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). Limit sample to three pages. Include a copy for each law project to which you apply. Writing samples exceeding three pages will not be accepted.

All documents must be attached to each internship posting for which you apply.

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