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Group offers internships to Lincoln County college students


LTN Staff Reports


A paid internship opportunity through the Youth Advocacy and Involvement Office within the state’s Department of Administration and based in Lincolnton is available to one Lincoln County college student planning to spend summer vacation at home.

The State Government Internship Program accepts applications from North Carolina residents attending a college, university, technical institute or community college. It offers students real-world experience in a wide range of state government careers, such as: criminal justice, social work, psychology, communications, computer sciences and public administration.

A complete listing of internships is available at http://www.doa.nc.gov/yaio/interns.aspx. Applications for the 2013 program are to be postmarked by April 17, with the internship lasting from May 20 through July 26.

“In today’s job market, it is tough for students to find paid employment that provides real work experience in their chosen field of study,” said Stephanie Nantz, executive director of the Youth Advocacy and Involvement Office, in a press release. “This program provides students with essential job skills and also assists state agencies with accomplishing their mission.”

Interns earn a stipend of $8.25 per hour for 40 hours a week, for 10 weeks. In addition, interns also participate in seminars, tours or other activities designed to broaden their perspective of public service and state government. More than 3,600 students have participated in the State Government Internship Program since its inception in 1969.

For more information, please visit the above link or call the Youth Advocacy and Involvement Office at (919) 807-4400. Information is also available in campus career services or cooperative education offices throughout the state.

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