NC State Internship Council

NC State Internship Council

History of the Council

The North Carolina Internship Council meets annually in the fall to determine the appropriateness of state agency intern project proposals, and again in the winter to screen student applications for internships.

The NC State Internship Council provides college students residing in North Carolina with paid, hands-on experience working with various state government agencies across the state.

Council for Women & Youth Involvement

About the Council

The Council consists of 17 members, including:

  • The Secretary of Administration (or designee)
  • One member designated by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate
  • One member designated by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and the following
  • 14 members to be appointed by the Governor to a two-year term commencing on July 1 of odd-numbered years:
    • Two representatives of community colleges
    • Four representatives of the University of North Carolina system
    • Two representatives of private colleges or universities
    • Three representatives of colleges or universities with an enrollment of less than 5,000 students
    • Three former state government interns

Meeting Information


2024 Meeting Dates
Feb. 9, 2024 at 10 a.m.
July 22, 2024 at 1 p.m.
Sept. 20, 2024 at 10 a.m.

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Council Members

Member Name
Cha'ssem Anderson
Secretary Pamela Cashwell (Designee: Evin Grant)
Dr. Laura Colson
Dr. Britt Davis
Sumit Gupta
Dr. Monty Hickman
Amber Lennon
Bradley Merritt
Darren Miller
Edwin Belton Moore
Shrikar Nunna
Rosalynn "Melissa" Parks
Nadirah Pippen
Bailey Recktenwald
Avery Staley
Jamie Stamey
Paul Worley (Chair)


Meeting Minutes
Sept. 22, 2023 Minutes Approved
Feb. 3, 2023 Minutes Approved
Sept. 23, 2022 Minutes Approved
Feb. 4, 2022 Minutes Approved 
Sept. 24, 2021 Minutes Approved
June 18, 2021 Minutes Approved 
Feb. 5, 2021 Minutes Approved