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
  • Full-time enrollment with plans to return to campus in fall 2022
  • Must not be enrolled in summer school courses or hold other internships/jobs during summer 2022

Student Requirements

  • Attend an orientation session on Sunday, April 24 2022
  • 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
  • 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

Information Sessions

Students are encouraged to attend one of the following information sessions:

  • November 2021: Date and time TBD

Important Dates

  • November 2021: Rural Works! information sessions
  • March 25, 2022: Deadline to submit internship application through ePACK
  • May 16*, 2022: * New internship hiring deadline
  • April 24, 2022: 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 2021 for new internship opportunities.
  • Apply early!  Employers may review applications and hire on a rolling basis.