Thanks to funding from the State Employees Credit Union (SECU) Foundation, NC State University students will be serving rural communities in North Carolina while gaining valuable career experience this summer.
The SECU Public Fellows Internship Program is being offered to NC State students for the first time this year. The program provides up to $50,000 to fund 10 existing internships (up to $5,000 per student) in 2020. In partnership with NC State’s Rural Works! program, SECU Public Fellows will also receive professional development training and career readiness coaching.
“It’s really exciting for us because it will not only expand the work that Rural Works! is already doing, but it’s a huge opportunity for us to work with nonprofit organizations and local government agencies that previously hadn’t been able to host internships because of funding barriers,” said Rebekah Dunstan, the Rural Outreach Coordinator in the Division of Academic and Student Affairs.
Dunstan is hopeful that the funding from the SECU Foundation will open up new opportunities for students in a variety of majors, including education and the humanities.
More information about the SECU Public Fellows Internships, including the internship opportunities and application, will be made available on the Rural Works! website.