The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Government
Dates: May 28, 2002 – August 2, 2002The Institute of Government Summer Intern Program offers much more than a summer paycheck. It is an unusual blend of learning, working, theory, and practice. This year the program will give twenty college students an opportunity to discover how state or local government functions and to cupplement their classroom education with practicial experience. At the same time, the program gives various agencies of state and local government in Raleigh, RTP and Chapel Hill the opportunity to work with some of North Carolina’s brightest students. The internships are full-time, paid positions and last ten weeks.
Application Process:The Program is open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are currently enrolled in colleges and who are:1. North Carolina residents who are attending college in North Carolina or elsewhere.2. Out-of-state residents attending college in North Carolina.3. Applicants must have completed two years of college but not entered graduate school as of May 2002. Seniors graduating in May 2002 are eligible to apply. 4. No minimum GPA is required.
Application Deadline is February 8, 2002.
Students are required to submit an application form, essay, resume, college transcript(s), and two letters of recommendation. The essay will be a maximum of two pages, double spaced, that describes: 1. Your reasons for wanting to take part in the program 2. Ways you think you could contribute to the program and 3. Your career plans. All information presented in the application materials will be considered in selecting candidates for interviews.
The interns are required to live in a dormitory style housing arrangement at Peace College in Raleigh. The group-living experience is one factor that distinguishes this program form others. The resulting exchange of ideas and information has been one of the most valuable and educational aspects of the program. In 2001 the interns’ share of the room cost was $500 for the entire ten-week period. Cost for the summer of 2002 will be similar. Entertainment, transportation, and other personal expenses are also part of the responsibility of each intern.
Interns may earn three hours of political science credit (POLI 96) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill by satisfactorily completing all work and seminar assignments and by paying a registration fee. The Institute of Government will make the necessary administrative arrangements for course credit.
Contact Information:Crolyn S. Boggs, Program CoordinaterInstitute of Government Summer Intern ProgramCB#3330, Knapp BuildingThe University of North CarolinaChapel Hill, North Carolina 27599-3330(919)966-4347www.iog.unc.edu/programs/interns/index.html