SECU Public Fellows Interns leave mark in eastern North Carolina

East Carolina University students made their impact felt across eastern North Carolina this summer as part of the North Carolina State Employees Credit Union Public Fellows Internship program.

The program places undergraduate students throughout the region as part of internship projects that address community-identified priorities. The program provides opportunities for students to develop leadership, analytical, problem solving, communication and project management skills, as well as allowing them to network in professional settings.

During its tenure at ECU, the program has provided more than 80 internships to 53 eastern North Carolina organizations. This year, 21 ECU undergraduates were selected to the program for 20 sites across 10 counties. Students completed 330 internship hours as part of the program and received a $4,500 stipend.

Internship locations included positions at the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island, the Tyrell County Soil and Water Conservation District, and Uptown Greenville.

Read more about the experiences of the program’s interns and how they supported eastern North Carolina organizations.