State of North Carolina Internship Program

Program Basics

  • 10-week summer program
  • Over a dozen participating state agencies
  • Interns paid $15 per hour, 40 hour work weeks
  • Must be NC resident attending college
  • Requires at least 2.5 GPA
  • Students should coordinate with their institution if seeking academic credit

Key Dates

Nov. 6, 2023 Applications Open
Jan. 8, 2024 Applications Close
Feb. 26 - March 15, 2024 Phone Interviews
March 29, 2024 Placement Notifications
May 20, 2024 Intern Orientation
May 20 - July 26, 2024 Internship Period



Contact Jean McBride, Youth Programs Coordinator

About the State Internship Program

The North Carolina Internship Program provides students with professional work experience which connects their classroom experiences and potential career choices, broadening their perspective of public service and state government. 

Interns work 40 hours a week for a 10-week period, earning $15 an hour. A number of agencies host interns each year, offering positions across the depth and width of NC.

Interns participate in meetings, educational tours and other activities in addition to work projects with their agency. Projects and interns are screened and selected by the North Carolina Internship Council in a highly competitive process.

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.

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