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SECU Public Fellows Internship Program Summer 2023

Student interns will work in-person for about 30-35 hours a week with non-profit or local government agencies in Brunswick, Onslow or Pender Counties for ten weeks during Summer 2023. During this internship experience, students will develop professional skills while engaging in work that produces tangible benefits for the agencies and the communities they serve. Work projects will vary depending on the needs of the agency and the specific rural communities where each intern is working - all majors are encouraged to apply! See a list of past internship placements at this LINK.

Students selected as finalists for the SECU Public Fellows Internship Program will be invited to attend a Networking Event On March 29th, 2023 from 4-6 pm to meet and learn about the agency hosts for the internships and their needs. This networking event is required to attend - if you are unable to for any reason, please let me know at Students selected as interns will also be required to attend a pre-internship meeting held near the beginning of the internship.

Students selected as interns will work throughout their experience with both their on-site supervisor and a UNCW Career Center staff member under the Certified Internship Program (CIP). To review the requirements and assignments accompanying the Certified Internship Program (CIP) check out the website – – and reach out to the CIP coordinators with any questions.

Additionally, interns in this program will be working 30+ hours at their internship site; therefore, participants should not work more than ten hours per week outside of the SECU Public Fellows Internship Program and should take no more than one class per summer session. Participants also will be required to participate in a final feedback event with program administrators, and if requested, with the SECU Foundation Board. This must be your first time completing the SECU Public Fellows Internship Program to be eligible.

* Open to all UNCW majors
* Must be a North Carolina resident
* Must be classified as a Junior or Senior for Fall Fall 2023 (a rising junior or senior)
* Minimum GPA of 2.5
* Seeking students interested in serving rural areas through rural non-profit organizations or local government agencies
Note: Preference may be given to students from rural counties of North Carolina and interns will be responsible for their own housing and transportation.

  1. Submit resume showcasing relevant qualifications and experiences
  2. Submit cover letter expressing your interest in completing the internship and any related experience, what you hope to learn from the experience, and how might this internship support your personal career goals, and/or serve the larger community.(Preference may be given to students from rural counties).

For any additional questions, please e-mail Jacqueline Pitone at It is strongly encouraged getting resume/cover letter reviewed by the Career Center prior to submission.

Application is due by Wednesday, March 22, 2023.