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Interns connect classroom to careers

CHASS students are eager to participate in government internships.

The Technician reports that when the State Government Internship Program chose 56 students this year to intern with state agencies, eight of the representatives came from N.C. State. Students from across North Carolina have pursued their interests through the internship program that started in 1969 to connect classroom material to potential future careers.

“This program brings three great benefits to North Carolina,” Gov. Bev Perdue said in a press release. “It gives our best and brightest students invaluable real-world experience in public service, it gives our state employees a helping hand and it provides North Carolina citizens with extra services and important work throughout the summer.”

Susan Camilleri, a graduate student in public administration, received the Policy and Legislative Affairs internship with the Secretary’s Office in the Department of Administration in downtown Raleigh. Camilleri will assist the department’s legislative liaison with tracking bills that could potentially impact the agency and in generating legislative tracking reports for department employees.

Cody Munson, a sophomore in communication, received the Workforce Planning: Assessment and Analysis internship with the Division of Governance Office in the Department of Transportation in Raleigh. His first assignment was to analyze the NCDOT’s current workforce and project retirement rates over the next five years. Given those statistics, he will create and recommend solutions to senior leadership on how to fix the shortage of labor.

Read more about the internship program, and these CHASS students, at Technician Online.