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Feb 22

2016 NCACC Summer Internship Opportunity

Posted on February 22, 2016 at 10:52 AM by Paige Worsham

New County Government Summer Internship Opportunity for 2016!

The North Carolina Association of County Commissioners is pleased to announce the launch of a new county government summer internship program. This program is designed to provide publicly-minded students a great opportunity to learn firsthand about county and state government in North Carolina.

The program is open to both graduate students and undergraduate upperclassmen. Undergraduate students will participate in a rotation through several key association functions including government affairs and advocacy, public policy research, communications, and association management and member services. In addition, they will travel the state with two of our field staff, visiting and working with local government leaders across North Carolina. Graduate students will focus primarily on particular projects for the entire summer, leaving with concrete examples of public sector work that represent their best efforts in a real world setting. Graduate students will also go on field visits and be a part of life at the NC General Assembly.

Both graduate and undergraduate interns will participate in lunches and get-togethers with public policy makers and influencers throughout the summer. As a capstone to the program, each intern will be asked to make a presentation to the NCACC’s 50 member Board of Directors, and be a part of the organization’s Annual Conference in Forsyth County, NC. 

All interns will be paid a small stipend to help defray some of their expenses.

While this particular internship program is new, the Association has been a proud sponsor of youth leadership opportunities for many years, including YouthVoice ( for high school students, and the NCACC County Management Fellowship Program ( for recent or future MPA graduates.

All interested applicants should forward a resume and cover letter explaining your interest in the program and qualifications to be a part of the NCACC team, affectionately known as “Team County.” Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled. Please contact Dr. Linda Struyk Millsaps at (919) 715-4362 or with any questions.

Come be a part of TEAM COUNTY!
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