SECU internship program continues despite pandemic challenges

Despite the challenges that arose in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, East Carolina University continued its State Employees’ Credit Union Public Fellows Internship program, offering 20 students a chance to connect with eastern North Carolina government agencies and nonprofits.

The program places undergraduate students in internships throughout the region as part of projects that address community-identified priorities.

Traditionally, the program runs during the summer and students are embedded in their internship locations. However, this year the program moved to the fall and students worked remotely with their supervisors.

Since its start in 2016, the program has provided more than 100 internships to eastern North Carolina organizations. This year, ECU students completed 330 internship hours as part of the program and received a $4,500 stipend.

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