Rural Works! In the News

The Rural Works! program is receiving recognition for its work placing NC State University students at internships in Kinston, North Carolina.

An article in the Kinston Free Press on July 10 described the experiences of four NC State students who are interning at Kinston Public Services this summer.

Rural Works! is working for Kinston Public Services
By Brandon Davis The Free Press

For 20 days in February, Shira Wolf-Camplin opened her computer, typed her password, pulled up her cover letter and resume, and pressed the send button on her email.

She applied for summer internship programs in the field of social work – not engineering.

A rising senior and social work major at North Carolina State University, Wolf-Camplin, 23, logged in on the university’s ePack job listing site Monday through Friday each week searching for social work-related internships. She took her chances during the second week of February on a unique department in Kinston through the university’s Rural Works! program.

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The Rural Works! internship program provides NC State students with an opportunity to engage with and gain work experience within rural counties across North Carolina. These internships allow students to gain real workplace experience while connecting local businesses to eager interns with the potential to help their business thrive.