RALEIGH, N.C. – State Employees’ CU on Monday announced a partnership between its SECU Foundation and the North Carolina Rural Economic Development Center to provide internships for college students from rural North Carolina.

Under the program, SECU Public Service Interns will be able to explore potential careers in their home communities or regions through a four-week summer internship in their local county government. The member-funded SECU Foundation will contribute $7,500 per participant for costs associated with the program, with a total initiative cost of $262,500.

The 2013 Summer Intern program will award 35 paid internships to rising sophomores or juniors from North Carolina universities or community colleges.

The SECU Summer Public Service Intern program will provide an opportunity to promote the culture of public service and foster a new generation of rural community leaders. Local county sponsors and the Rural Center’s leadership training, program studies, and community projects will further enhance the interns’ effectiveness within their home counties.


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