The Youth Advocacy and Involvement Office is home to three councils that benefit
North Carolina's youth. For more information about each council, view the
associated statutes by clicking on the link.
North Carolina Internship Council
Purpose: Serves as the governing body of the State Government Internship Program.
The Council determines the appropriateness of proposals for student intern
projects, determines the number of interns to be placed per project, screens
applications and selects interns.
Number of members: 17, 14 by Governor, 1 by President Pro Tempore of the Senate, 1 Speaker of House,
Sec of Admin.
Length of term: 2 years
State Youth Council
Purpose: Comprised of teenagers from local youth councils across North Carolina.
The SYC provides opportunities for young people to be involved in local and
state projects, participate in government, develop leadership skills, and
represent youth in civic activities.
Number of members: varies, comprised of members of local youth councils
Length of terms: none stated
North Carolina Youth Advisory Council
Purpose: Provides support and advice to the State Youth Council (SYC) and local
youth councils. YAC is composed of adults and high school students. The council
receives public and private gifts and donations for the NC Youth Endowment Fund,
a public/private partnership trust fund for youth programs. It also administers
the distribution of mini-grants to youth programs.
Number of members: 20, 10 adults appointed by Governor, 10 youth by the Youth Advisory Council
Length of terms: 2 years