FAQ

How do I apply?

  • Employers interested in hosting an intern for summer 2020 should complete the Employer Interest Form by October 11, 2019 or contact Rebekah Dunstan rrdunsta@ncsu.edu
  • Students interested in applying for a summer 2020 internship should apply through ePack beginning in October 2019.

What are the deadlines to apply?

Employers should submit the Employer Interest Form. Students must apply to internships through ePack. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis so students are encouraged to apply early.

How will the matches of employers and employees be made?

Employers will review potential candidates applications, conduct interviews, and extend an offer to the applicant that best fits their needs.

What is the length of the internship?

To maximize the benefits to students and employers, internships are expected to be 10 -12 full (40-hour) work weeks. In rare cases, there may be exceptions at the discretion of the Rural Works! coordinator and the employers. Specific start and end dates will vary based on the employer but the work will typically occur between May and August.

How will students find housing?

It is the responsibility of the student to secure housing. The Rural Works! coordinator and internship supervisor can assist the student to find housing if needed.

What is the Rural Works! orientation?

Student participants must attend the Rural Works! orientation in April. Orientation will include information about the Rural Works! program, StrengthsFinder coaching, and employability sessions. Lunch will be provided.

What obligations do students have as part of the program?

In addition to the specific on-the-job expectations of employers, each student must attend an orientation training, complete eight hours of service or engagement in the community, and must agree to complete a post-internship survey. Students are also responsible for securing their own housing arrangements.

What obligations do employers have as part of the program?

Each employer will submit a job description outlining the expected tasks and duties of the internship, as well as their overall goals for the internship, specific subject matter, and technical skills required. During the course of the internship, employers must agree to provide each student a minimum of eight hours of compensated time to conduct or participate in a community engagement activity outside of their job to deepen their understanding of the community. Employers must also agree to provide the intern with interim and post internship feedback and participate in an evaluation of the program.

What support will be available to students outside of their employer during the internship?

The Rural Works! coordinator will be available to provide support to the student throughout the internship experience.