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
April 5 - 19, 2024 Notification to Departments
May 20, 2024 Intern Orientation
May 20 - July 26, 2024 Internship Period



Contact Jean McBride, Youth Programs Coordinator
Cell: 984-328-0219

About the State Internship Program

"If you’re a student who is curious about state government and looking for a jump-start to your career, I strongly encourage you to apply.” - DOA Secretary Pamela B. Cashwell

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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