Students and graduates from historically Black colleges and universities can now apply for the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s 2022 internship and fellowship programs.
The department’s HBCU and Minority Institutions of Higher Education Internship Program provides hands-on experience for students attending HBCUs or minority-serving institutions.
Summer internship applications are being accepted through April 14 and the fellowship applications through April 15. Students who are selected for a fellowship are expected to begin May 31. Those selected for an internship begin June 13. To apply, visit the Government Jobs website.
The summer internship program is for graduate and undergraduate students to gain work experience with the department “while learning what a career in the transportation industry can offer,” officials said. “The internships also include professional development workshops on résumé building, business writing, networking and other work skills.”
Applicants who apply to the fellowship program must have graduated within the past three years with a bachelor’s or master’s from one of North Carolina’s historically Black colleges and universities or minority-serving institutions.
Fellows are considered full-time, temporary employees, serve a two-year commitment within a selected NCDOT business unit and assist with everyday tasks and special projects. The program helps develop a pool of qualified individuals for potential permanent positions within NCDOT and the transportation sector.