Could your work section use some help next summer? There’s an inexpensive opportunity waiting to provide a boost for your staff as well as the college student who might be awarded an internship to work alongside your team to contribute to the overall health and wellbeing of the citizens we serve.
Offered through the Youth Advocacy and Involvement Office, the 2014 summer intern program gives college students the opportunity to experience first-hand some of the challenging but rewarding career opportunities at DHHS.
Project proposals for next summer are due by Sept. 11. To learn more about the project proposal process contact Alma Troutman at 919-855-4898 or explore the YAIO internet site at http://www.doa.state.nc.us/yaio/
Applications are screened by the N.C. Internship Council and matched to project proposal/s that they qualify for and have expressed interest in. Managers and supervisors then interview and identify the student/s they would like to offer an internship opportunity to.
DHHS employed 13 interns last summer at its offices and facilities: nine worked with NC FAST, two at J. Iverson Riddle Developmental Center, and one each at Broughton Hospital, Central Regional Hospital, the Division of Public Health and the Division of Services for the Blind.
The internships pay $8.25/hour, costing a total of $3,300 for the duration of the summer program.
The 43-year-old program has an established network with colleges and universities in North Carolina and across the nation. The internship program is one of the largest and oldest in state government. Agencies that fund the salary for their intern are guaranteed placement if their project meets YAIO criteria.