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Are you searching for young talent for the future?

NC State University has skilled students eager to collaborate and gain experience with North Carolina organizations through the RuralWorks internship program. The RuralWorks internship program is a collaboration between the NC State Career Development Center and rural North Carolina employers helping to connect young talent to experiences statewide.  

NC State Industry Expansion Solutions is championing the placement of student engineers with manufacturers. Last summer, we placed engineering students in the manufacturing industry in 40 rural counties like Contempra Fabrics in Robeson County with Shannon Gill and Schindler Elevator in Sampson County with Kaleb Jessup. Some students became valuable assets to their RuralWorks employers and continued working for the organization throughout the school year and even full-time employment after graduation.  

The benefits for RuralWork hosts include:

  • College of Engineering funding up to 50% of student engineers compensation
  • Projects ranging from process improvement, supply chain, quality, data systems analysis, new product development and more
  • A “first look” at potential employees
  • Showcase your community as a place to establish careers

Contact your IES regional manager for more information on how to get started with the RuralWorks Program. Time and spots are limited.