Governor Perdue's Press Office Internship Presentation

Oct. 26, 2011
altAlana Allen, Press Office Internship Coordinator for Governor Bev Perdue was on campus on October 26, 2011 to meet with 7 students who have been selected or recommended by faculty and Belk Professional Development Center staff to apply for a semester-long internship. Alana spoke very candidly about the opportunity and her desire as a graduate of another HBCU in North Carolina to see a more diverse pool of internship candidates. This unpaid internship is a "once-in-a-lifetime" opportunity that is offered in the Fall, Spring and Summer (semesters), to work up-close-and-personal with the governor of a state (North Carolina).

While they do target communications and business majors, there are assignments given to the interns that would match almost any area of study. The biggest benefit is the immersion into the culture of accountability and organization that is required to be successful in this type of role. Of the students in attendance which spanned from sophomore to senior, the following majors were represented: Communications, Business Administration, Engineering Mathematics and Elementary Education.