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Read about Kaleb Jessup’s 3 year internship success at Schindler Escalators

Check out our current Rural Works! Internship Postings!

Learning Outcomes

Students that participate in Rural Works! will be able to:

  • Describe NC State’s land grant mission.
  • Provide examples of how they applied their strengths during their internship.
  • Describe the unique characteristics of work and life in a rural community.
  • Develop professional competencies.

Student Eligibility

  • Undergraduate and graduate students from all majors and academic colleges
  • Only College of Engineering Undergraduate students are eligible for the COE additional Stipend
    • COE Students are subsidized up to $25/hr with NC State paying a portion of the hourly rate
  • Full-time enrollment with plans to return to campus in Fall 2024
  • Must not be enrolled in summer school courses or hold other internships/jobs during Summer 2024

Student Requirements

  • Attend an orientation session in late April 2024
  • Complete eight hours of community service during the internship.  Be sure to submit your community service reflection form after you volunteer.
  • Complete a post-assessment survey
  • Participants are responsible for securing their own housing arrangements. Employers and the Rural Outreach Coordinator are available to help with locating housing.
  • Sign a participation agreement upon accepting a Rural Works! internship offer
  • Once you accept a Rural Works! positions (verbally or in writing) you must withdraw from the interview process of other internship opportunities

Important Dates

  • November – March: Rural Works! internships posted to ePACK on a rolling basis
  • April 15, 2024: Deadline to submit internship application through ePACK
  • April 2024: Rural Works! student orientation

How Students Apply

  1. Log into your ePACK account
  2. Search “Rural Works!” in keywords
  3. Submit your resume to the job post

Helpful Tips

  • Check ePACK regularly starting in December for new internship opportunities.
  • Apply early!  Employers may review applications and hire on a rolling basis.


Sam Sanger

Rural Outreach Coordinator