SECU Public Service Intern Program - Rural Center
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Approved by Board of Directors: 2013
SECU Foundation partnered with the NC Rural Economic Development Center, Inc., to fund the SECU Public Service Intern program for college students from rural NC. The 2013 Summer Intern program awarded 35 paid internships to rising sophomores or juniors from NC universities or community colleges. The internship program allowed students to explore potential careers in their home communities or regions and to learn about the challenges of rural North Carolina through a four-week summer program with local government agencies. SECU Foundation funding provided $7,500 per participant for up to 50 interns. This Program was discontinued in 2015 and later developed into the SECU Public Fellows Internship Program.