BOONE—Eleven students from Appalachian State University have completed a 10-week internship through the N.C. State Internship Program operated by the N.C. Department of Administration.
A total of 506 students, including 44 from Appalachian, applied for the internships. Eighty-nine students were selected for the program.
Interns are paid $8.25 an hour. The students, their major and internship placements follow:
- Brittany Cabe, a senior appropriate technology major from Belmont, Department of Public Safety, Division of Adult Correction & Juvenile Justice, Central Engineering
- Kalyln Sisco, a senior communication major from Asheboro, Department of Public Safety, Division of Emergency Management, Risk Management
- Paul West, a senior criminal justice major from Holly Springs, Department of Public Safety, Division of Administration, Administration Analysis
- Shymari Huntley, a junior psychology major from Albemarle, Department of Public Instruction, Division of Safe and Healthy Schools
- Andrew McCarty, a senior economics major from Cary, Department of Commerce, Division of Public Safety, Transportation Rates Division
- Christopher Maples, a senior psychology major from Wilmington, Department of Health and Human Services, Division of State Operated Healthcare Facilities, Broughton Hospital
- Madeline Hurley, an elementary education graduate from Rougemont, General Assembly, Office of Senator Jim Davis
- Tara Early, a senior environmental science major from Boone, Department of Environmental and Natural Resources, Division of Coastal Management, Coastal Reserve
- Will Rumley, a senior geography major from Archdale, Department of Cultural Resources, Division of Historic Resources, Archaeology, Underwater Branch
- William Nassif, a senior history major from Cary, Department of Cultural Resources, Division of Maritime Museums, Maritime Museum, Beaufort
- Trevor Bowman, a senior community and regional planning major from Franklinton, Department of Administration, Division of State Property Office
About the program
The North Carolina State Government Internship Program provides legal residents of North Carolina who are students at in-state colleges, universities, community colleges, law or graduate schools, or who are attending equivalent institutions in other states, with a compensated experiential opportunity that integrates education, career development and public service.
Through a competitive application process, qualified students in a full range of academic majors are selected for internships in North Carolina state government agencies. Internship positions are based on project proposals submitted by agency personnel and are designed to provide substantive and career-relevant learning experiences. In addition to developing practical workplace skills in a variety of professional areas, interns are effectively introduced to career options in public service and in the North Carolina state government system.
While service to state government agencies is a valuable outcome, the program’s primary focus is to provide opportunities for students to build career-enhancing and leadership skills while benefiting from the civic experience.
About Appalachian State University
As the premier public undergraduate institution in the state of North Carolina, Appalachian State University prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The Appalachian Experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and to embrace diversity and difference. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Appalachian is one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina System. Appalachian enrolls more than 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.
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