ECU undergrads find guidance in SECU Public Fellows Internship program

Over the summer, 20 East Carolina University undergraduates took part in the rewarding and impactful SECU Public Fellows Internship program.

The internship program places undergrads with government and nonprofit organizations across the region for a mutually beneficial experience. It allows ECU students to use their knowledge and expertise to help organizations achieve their goals. And, interns receive real-world experience in fields they are interested in pursuing while developing leadership, analytical, communication and project management skills.

Over the past nine years at ECU, the program has provided more than 120 internships to 75 eastern North Carolina organizations. This year, students selected to the program partnered with government and nonprofit organizations across 12 counties in the region. Students completed 330 internship and professional development hours as part of the program and received a $4,645 stipend.

Internship locations included the North Carolina Coastal Federation, OnePlace and Greenville Museum of Arts.

Read about some of the internship experiences where Pirates used their skills to help support eastern North Carolina organizations.