How to Apply

The Summer 2021 Internship Application is now CLOSED. 

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.

Application Timeline:

  • November 2, 2020: Application opens
  • January 4, 2020: Application closes
  • Late February - Early March: Phone Interviews
  • End of March: Notification of Internship Placements
  • May 24th, 2021: Intern Orientation
  • May 24-July 30, 2021: Internship Program

If you need any assistance, please seek assistance from your university/college career center. 

Note: Your project will be either remote, in person, or hybrid for Summer 2021. While the projects have notated their preference for hosting an intern, we will still follow the recommendation of the Governor in the final decision. 

To complete your application, submit the following materials (all documents must be attached to each internship posting for which you apply):
  • 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 résumés;
  • 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; and,
  • 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.
  • Optional: Three Professional References (must include name, contact information and relationship).

General Tips

  • Tailor Your Application to Each Specific Internship: Read the internship listing carefully. When you fill out the application be sure to highlight all the knowledge, skills and abilities/competencies that make you a strong fit for the position for which you are applying. Also make sure your cover letter(s) are tailored for the internship you are applying for.
  • Proofread: Double check your application for spelling and grammatical errors before submitting. You do not want your application passed over because of typos. Use the spell checker on your computer and, if possible, have someone proof- read your application for errors. Another set of eyes can find things you missed.
  • Promote Your Strengths: The selection process is competitive. You are often competing against many other applicants. The best way to sell yourself is to focus on the strengths you possess and minimize any weaknesses. Be clear and concise about expressing your skills and experiences as they relate to the internship.
  • Do Not Falsify Information: Be truthful about your work experience, education, and other information you provide on an application.
  • Follow-Up: Be sure not to forget to include customized cover letter(s), resume, and transcript (unofficial is ok). For students that are in Law School you will need to provide a 3-page writing sample.