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SECU Foundation renews internship opportunities for NC State students to serve rural communities

An undergraduate student works in the constructed facilities lab on campus. Photo by Marc Hall

Thanks to a $100,000 grant 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 once again this summer.

The SECU Public Fellows Internship program connects undergraduate students to meaningful summer internships in rural communities.  SECU Public Fellows Internships will be 35 hours a week for 10 weeks and pay $13 per hour. In partnership with NC State’s RuralWorks! program, SECU Public Fellows will also receive professional development training and career readiness coaching.

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to continue building relationships with nonprofit organizations and local government agencies in rural communities,” said Rebekah Dunstan, the Rural Outreach Coordinator in the Division of Academic and Student Affairs.

Funding from the SECU Foundation will support 20 internships for undergraduate students.

More information about the SECU Public Fellows Internships, including the internship opportunities and application, will be made available on the RuralWorks! website.

*Original press release written by Kristen Chang, Office of Outreach and Engagement . Updated information provided by the Career Development Center.