NORTH CAROLINA (WAVY) – The deadline is approaching to apply for the Office of Historically Black Colleges and Universities Outreach Internship Program at the North Carolina Department of Transportation.

The 10-week summer internship program provides real-world, hands-on experiences for students attending HBCU and minority-serving institutions in North Carolina, and the program gives graduate and undergraduate students valuable work experience at NCDOT and they get to learn what a career in the transportation industry can offer.

The deadline to apply is Wednesday, April 12.

Included in the internship are:

  • Professional development workshops on resume building
  • Business writing
  • Networking

Interns also get valuable experience working with NCDOT leaders and develop career connections. They will work 40 hours per week as temporary employees, and are paid a competitive wage.

Internship applicants must have graduated within the past three years from a North Carolina HBCU/MSI undergraduate or graduate degree program, or be currently enrolled in a North Carolina HBCU/MSI undergraduate or graduate program.

Eligibility requirements include:

  • Resident of North Carolina
  • Completed at least 24 credit hours at an North Carolina HBCU/MSI
  • Currently enrolled as a full-time student at an North Carolina HBCU/MSI or have graduated from a North Carolina HBCU/MSI within the past three years
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Legal right to work in the U.S.

Successful applicants will have:

  • Innovative ideas for enhancing NCDOT programs and initiatives
  • Exceptional communication and organization skills
  • An interest in working on state government reform efforts
  • The flexibility to work on multiple projects simultaneously

People can apply at the N.C. State government employment website​​. A college transcript is required. Any applications without a transcript will be considered incomplete. The deadline to submit an application Wednesday.