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Rural Works!

Rural Works!

Hire a NC State University Engineering Intern This Summer.

NC State University’s Rural Works! program connects students to rural communities through paid summer internships.

Why Should You Hire a NC State University Engineering Intern?

  1. Potential New Hires: You will have access to the best and brightest pool of potential employees before they enter the post-graduation job market. 

  2. Financial Support Available: Your company agrees to pay the intern $10 per hour and NC State University will pay the engineering student an additional $15 per hour, plus a participation stipend, making the internship opportunity at your facility competitive with internships in larger, more urban areas in the state to attract top candidates.

  3. Workforce Labor Needs: Address your workforce labor shortage with talented and eager engineering students. Accomplish the projects you haven’t had time or labor to complete with immediate assistance.

  4. Program Support: You will receive ongoing support from Industry Expansion Solutions (IES) Regional Managers and Rural Works! staff in creating and sustaining the position.

  5. Growth Potential: Develop a pathway of ongoing talent for your company and community

  6. Innovative Thinking: NC State University engineering interns will bring fresh ideas and innovative thought processes and solutions to your organization.

  7. Invest in Your Community: You can build a stronger community when you hire an engineering intern who already has roots in your area. Showcase your community as a place to grow careers.

The Rural Works! internship program supports NC State University’s commitment to social, economic, and technological development across North Carolina by offering an engaging internship experience for high-caliber students who work with employers to achieve their workplace goals in rural counties.

Rural Works! is a partnership between the Division of Academic and Student Affairs, the Office of Outreach and Engagement, and NC State University Industry Expansion Solutions (IES), the industrial extension service for the College of Engineering. Rural Works! seeks undergraduate and graduate students from a variety of majors, backgrounds, and skill sets. Internships include opportunities with manufacturing, private, public, and nonprofit employers in rural counties.

Employer Requirements

  • Your company must be located in or work with a Tier 1 or 2, rural community in North Carolina
  • Agree to compensate the intern minimum of $10 per hour for 40 hours a week for 10-12 weeks
  • Provide interns with interim and post-internship feedback
  • Provide each intern 8 hours of compensated time to participate in community service

Deadline Approaching: Rural Works Internship Host 

Are you a rural manufacturer interested in hosting an internship? The Rural Works! internship program supports NC State University’s commitment to social, economic, and technological development across North Carolina by offering an engaging internship experience for high-caliber students who work with employers to achieve their workplace goals in rural counties. The deadline to fill out the employer interest form is October 31. Sign Up Here »

Hear about Rural Works! From the Students

Visit Rural Works! Summer 2021 Internships – YouTube to review their impactful project work and hear about what their internship experience through Rural Works! meant to them

“If not for the Rural Works! program, it would have been very difficult to find myself working outside of Raleigh and still managing to pay for schooling expenses. I have been blessed by the program.”
—Kaleb Jessup, fourth year engineering student and Rural Works! intern

 

Your IES Regional Manager Can Help You 

Industry Expansion Solutions (IES), the industrial extension service of NC State University College of Engineering, is connecting companies with engineering students for summer internships. Your IES Regional Manager can help you through the process:

  • Submit Employer Interest Forms (October-November)
  • Write Internship Job Description (October-November)
  • Develop Interview Questions (December-January)
  • Follow-up During the Internship Period (March-August)

Contact the IES Regional Manager nearest you: 1.800.227.0264 or  iesservices@ncsu.edu