Pirates Selected to SECU Internship Program

Twenty East Carolina University students will spend the summer as part of the university’s State Employees Credit Union Public Fellows Internship program.

The program, led by the Office of Community Engagement and Research in the Division of Research, Economic Development and Engagement, places undergraduate students throughout eastern North Carolina as part of internship projects that address community-identified priorities. Internships provide opportunities for students to develop leadership, analytical, problem solving, communication, and project management skills, as well as allowing them to network in professional settings.

This summer’s group of student interns include:

  • Tonishka Adams, College of Business
  • Marcus Alston, Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences
  • Darian Battle, College of Health and Human Performance
  • Curtisia Canady, College of Health and Human Performance
  • Alessia Corsi, Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences
  • Trysten Culler, College of Health and Human Performance
  • Noah Dove, College of Business
  • Steven Hollingsworth, College of Business
  • Ronicia James, College of Business
  • Emma Kemp, Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences
  • Collin Malpass, Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences
  • Breanna McKnight, College of Health and Human Performance
  • Dacia Ormond, College of Business
  • Amanda Parker, College of Education
  • Anna Schulz, Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences
  • Will Shingleton, College of Health and Human Performance
  • Maximilian Smith, College of Engineering and Technology
  • Brittany Turner, College of Business
  • Amy Turner, College of Nursing
  • Kaylee Warren, Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences

“We’re excited to once again offer both in-person and hybrid internships this summer to our SECU Public Fellows Interns,” said program manager Cassie Keel. “The PFI program has created strong bonds between ECU and our community partners, leading to projects that range from protecting our coastal wetlands to supporting regional transformation across the east. We have another excellent group of students representing ECU and the State Employees Credit Union this year.”

The interns are placed in organizations across the east, including:

  • Hope Restorations, Kinston
  • Windsor-Bertie Chamber of Commerce, Windsor
  • Project Momentum, Rocky Mount
  • The Blind Center, Washington
  • Interfaith Refugee Ministry, New Bern
  • NC Coastal Federation, Newport
  • Jones County Economic Development, Trenton
  • Murfreesboro Chamber of Commerce, Murfreesboro
  • Village of Simpson, Simpson
  • NC Civil, Greenville
  • City of Goldsboro, Goldsboro
  • Pitt County Council on Aging, Greenville
  • East Carolina Vocational Center, Greenville
  • AMEXCAN, Greenville
  • Choanoke Area Development Association, Rich Square
  • Sound Rivers, Washington
  • Pocosin School of Fine Craft, Columbia
  • Love A Sea Turtle, Winterville
  • Wayne County Library, Goldsboro
  • Beaufort County Economic Development, Washington

The SECU Public Fellows Internship program has provided more than 100 internships to 50-plus eastern North Carolina organizations. Students complete 330 internship hours as part of the program and receive a $4,500 stipend. This year’s 20 interns represent six colleges and schools.

The program is available to ECU undergraduates who are North Carolina residents, maintain a 3.0 grade point average or higher in their major field of study, and have completed at least 60 semester credit hours.

Learn more about the SECU Public Fellows Internship Program online.