The application period is now open for NCDHHS’ Historically Black College/University and Minority Serving Institutions (HBCUs/MSIs) and Change Champion Internship program's 2024 Spring cohort. The application period closes Oct. 31. The HBCUs/MSIs and Change Champion Internship program, in coordination with the Division of Public Health, is a component of the department’s workforce development initiative that encourages college students to seek careers in public health and government.
The program is recruiting students from HBCUs and MSIs in North Carolina to allow more equitable opportunities for internship access within NCDHHS, which supports building a strong and inclusive workforce, one of the three NCDHHS strategic priorities. The program gives interns the opportunity to learn more about what public health professionals, public administrators, social workers and policymakers do at NCDHHS.
The internships also provide a series of development opportunities that may include resume writing, group dynamics, and communication skills, among other activities. NCDHHS will pair interns with staff who are graduates of HBCUs and MSIs, to allow students to be supported and mentored by HBCU/MSI graduates.
HBCU/MSI Internship Program
Twenty internship positions are available for the HBCI/MSI program. Students who are public health and human services majors are encouraged to apply. The positions have broad requirements, such as the ability to engage and interact with internal and external partners; compile, assimilate and organize printed and electronic information; knowledge of data collection, organization to create reports, charts and other materials; the ability to present ideas clearly and effectively in written and verbal formats, as well as other requirements. Interns will work 15 to 20 hours per week, Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Remote and hybrid options are available. See the full job description. To apply for the HBCU/MSI Internship submit an interest form and NC State Government Application to firstname.lastname@example.org by Oct. 31.
Change Champion Internship Program
Thirteen internship positions are available for the Change Champion program. For this program, NCDHHS is recruiting students from previous NCDHHS HBCUs/MSIs Internship programs to collaborate with campus health centers and NCDHHS staff to organize, lead, and facilitate outreach and engagement activities that promote public health best practices on the campus of HBCUs/MSIs in North Carolina. Change Champion interns will work 40 hours per month. See the full job description. To apply for the Change Champion Internship, submit an interest form and NC State Government Application to email@example.com by Oct. 31.
Sophomores, juniors, seniors, graduate and professional students enrolled in a four-year HBCU or MSI located in North Carolina, or enrolled in a professional degree program at an HBCU or MSI located in NC, are encouraged to apply. Undergraduate interns will be paid $20 per hour, and graduate or professional students will be paid $25 per hour. The internships will run from Jan. 22 to March 29, 2024.
If you have questions about the NCDHHS HBCUs/MSIs and Change Champion Internship Program, you may contact Donyea Daniels, HBCUs/MSIs Program Manager, at 984-303-6834, Correll McRae, Change Champion Program Manager, at 984-365-1631, or Michael Leach, Senior Advisor, at 919-527-7536. You may also email questions/concerns to firstname.lastname@example.org.