Special to Iredell Free News

RALEIGH — Students enrolled in the state’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) will have the opportunity to learn and earn next summer through a 10-week paid summer internship within the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

The program will expose, engage and educate students through real-world experience within divisions of NCDNCR. The internships may be at one of the state historic sites, North Carolina Symphony, N.C. Art Museum, State Parks, N.C. Aquarium, State Capitol, N.C. Zoo, or another state attraction. Essential components include professional development, leadership training and networking opportunities. Some internship opportunities will be on-site and some will be virtual. The program is a partnership with the state’s HBCUs and the Minority Institution of Higher Education.

Rising juniors, seniors and graduate students may apply. Interested candidates should submit an application, resume, cover letter and transcript to HBCUintern@ncdcr.gov.

The deadline to apply is January 6, 2023.

Requirements of this internship program:

♦ Must have a cover letter, transcript and attached resume;
♦ Must have a 2.5 or higher GPA;
♦ Must be a current student attending a Historically Black College or University (HBCU) or a Minority Institution of Higher Education (MIHE) in the state of North Carolina; and
♦ Must work 40 hours per week for 10 weeks this summer and will be paid $15 per hour


For additional information contact Tracey Burns at HBCUintern@ncdcr.gov or visit https://www.ncdcr.gov/hbcumihe-summer-internship-program.

About the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources

The N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (NCDNCR) is the state agency with a vision to be the leader in using the state’s natural and cultural resources to build the social, cultural, educational and economic future of North Carolina. NCDNCR’s mission is to improve the quality of life in our state by creating opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history, libraries and nature in North Carolina by stimulating learning, inspiring creativity, preserving the state’s history, conserving the state’s natural heritage, encouraging recreation and cultural tourism, and promoting economic development.

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