Intern with DPI Program Overview The Department of Public Instruction is excited to offer an internship program designed to invite both undergraduate and graduate level students pursuing degrees in public policy, public administration, education, communication, business management and related fields into the heart of a state government agency. Interns can expect one-on-one guidance from agency staff, opportunities to meet with elected leaders, and the ability to contribute to the work of advocating for and supporting educators and students across North Carolina. All internships with the Department of Public Instruction are paid internships, receiving an hourly wage of $18.00/Hour for Undergraduate students or $20.00/Hour for Graduate students. Participants will also receive professional and academic development, engage in networking opportunities, achieve tailored learning outcomes, and gain real world experience. Internship applicants should specify their personal and professional goals in their application documents in order to best pair successful candidates with relevant projects and teams within the Department. Opportunities exist for internships in research, policy development, legislative affairs, communication, project management, and more. Application Process An online application, along with a resume and unofficial transcript are required for consideration. An optional cover letter may also be included. Submit the electronic application form, and upload the required documents by April 1 for consideration for summer opportunities. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply early. Dates, Times and Deadlines Internships are available for Summer 2022 with dates between May 16, 2022 and August 5, 2022. Length of specific internship opportunities may vary from 10-12 weeks. Interns are asked to commit a minimum of 20 and no more than 35 hours per week. Typical office hours are Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Interested applicants should provide their full range of availability in their application. Application Deadline: April 1, 2022 Interested applicants are encouraged to apply early. Internship applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis as they are received, and applicants may be contacted for further information or to set up interviews until all available positions are filled. Limited internship opportunities are also available during the Fall 2022 semester and Spring 2023 semester – additional details will be available in early Summer.