Internship Program 2023

State of NC Internship Program

Internship Basics

  • Apply Nov. 1, 2022 - Jan. 9, 2023

  • Must be NC resident attending college

  • Requires at least 2.5 GPA

  • 10 weeks; May 22 - July 28, 2023

  • All internships are paid!

Key Dates

Nov. 1, 2022 — Application Opens
Jan. 9, 2023 — Application Closes
Feb. 20 - March 17, 2023 — Phone Interviews
March 31, 2023 — Interns Notified of Placements
May 22, 2023 — Intern Orientation
May 22 - July 28, 2023 — Internship Period


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About the NC Internship Program

The North Carolina Internship Program provides students with professional work experience that connects their classroom experiences and potential career choices.

Interns work 40 hours a week for a 10-week period, earning $12.00 an hour. They participate in meetings, educational tours and other activities designed to broaden their perspective of public service and state government. There are numerous internship positions available during the summer at various state agencies located throughout North Carolina. Projects and interns are screened and selected by the North Carolina Internship Council. The State of NC Internship Program is highly competitive.

Interns are encouraged to seek academic credit for the internship, but the student is responsible for making such arrangements and should determine the specific procedure at her/his academic institution. 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.