• Geared Up For Success | Internships

  • Research shows that 85% of companies use internships or co-ops and similar experiential education programs to recruit for their workforce. To look into the possiblity of internships for your business, please contact a Career Development Coordinators listed below on the brochures.

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  • Internships at the NC Research Campus

    Partners at the NC Research Campus (NCRC) offer internship opportunities for high school, college and graduate students. Opportunities include:

    Kannapolis Scholars

    Kannapolis Scholars is a graduate-level transdisciplinary training program that brings postgraduate students studying food science, nutrition and human health together with top researchers at the NCRC. Kannapolis Scholars receive a stipend. For more information, visit Kannapolis Scholars or the program website at http://www.ncsu.edu/kannapolis/.

    Appalachian State University Human Performance Lab

    Internships are available in the Biochemistry Lab or in the Human Performance Lab.  Interns assist with ongoing research projects and can choose between animal studies related to nutrition exercise or biochemistry; human studies involving novel nutritional supplements as countermeasures to exercise-induced immune dysfunction; and work in the exercise biochemistry lab learning how to conduct assays. Interns may also assist in the community fitness testing program.

    To apply, students should send a resume with a letter outlining goals and objectives and what they hope to learn to asu-ncrc@appstate.edu.

    NC State University Plants for Human Health Institute

    Check the PHHI website for job descriptions, deadlines and availability for university, community college and high school internships.

    UNC Chapel Nutrition Research Institute

    Check the NRI website for job descriptions, deadlines and availability for university, community college and high school internships. These internships do not include a stipend.

    Catawba College

    Most students today seek out internships and experiential learning opportunities to get a real life work experience and to build their resumes. Across Catawba's campus, students from all disciplines embrace such opportunities.  Catawba offers over 40 academic fields of undergraduate study with 20 concentrations, as well as pre-professional preparation and Evening and Graduate Studies.  The Ketner School of Business requires business majors’ to complete Experiential Learning, both as a class and as an internship.

    Most disciplines offer internship opportunities to enrich and supplement classroom experiences. These range from semester-long positions with area businesses, corporations, or governmental agencies to paid summer positions in various industries, such as entertainment, medicine, travel, and finance, and non-profits.

    Some of the previous internship and 'hands-on' experiences at Catawba were experienced by students in the following majors/areas of study.

    For Companies interested in having a Catawba student intern at your business, please contact Robin M. Perry, Director of Career Services.  rmperry@catawba.edu   704-637-4384   www.catawba.edu

    To post job opportunities go towww.collegecentral.com/catawba


  • Government Internships 

    The State Government Internship Program (SGIP) offers paid summer internship opportunities in 29 state government Departments to college, community college, graduate and law students who are permanent residents of the State. The Youth Advocacy and Involvement Office an advocacy agency within the North Carolina Department of Administration, coordinates the program. Examples of internships include positions with the Governor's Policy and Press Offices, interns for the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals, Legislative Research Assistants, various positions with state museums, aquariums, hospitals and prisons, a Legislative Assistant with the Governor's Washington, D.C. office, and several others from the coast to the mountains. The SGIP provides opportunities for most academic majors.

    The Governor's Page Program, a year-round program established in 1973, provides an opportunity for high school students, including those who may be home-schooled, to spend a week in Raleigh and learn about the roles and functions of state government. Each week, Pages are assigned to a cabinet level agency or Council of State office within the state government complex to assist employees with various tasks. In addition to their daily responsibilities, Pages will have the opportunity to meet the Governor, attend press conferences, participate in service projects, and tour historic landmarks (including the State Capitol, Legislative Building, Executive Mansion, and Supreme Court).