RALEIGH — Students at the state’s historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) will have the opportunity to learn and earn this summer through a 10-week paid summer internship within the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

The program will expose, engage and educate students through real-world experience within divisions of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

The internships may be at one of the state historic sites, N.C. Symphony, N.C. Art Museum, State Parks, N.C. Aquarium, State Capitol, N.C. Zoo, or another state attraction.

Essential components include professional development, leadership training and networking opportunities. Some internship opportunities will be on-site and some will be virtual. The program is a partnership with the state’s HBCUs and the Minority Institution of Higher Education.

Rising juniors, seniors and graduate students may apply. Interested candidates should submit an application, resume, cover letter and transcript to HBCUintern@ncdcr.gov.

Requirements of this internship program:

• Must have a cover letter, transcript and attached resume.

• Must have a 2.5 or higher GPA

• Must be a current student attending a historically Black college or university (HBCU) or a minority institution of higher education (MIHE) in the state of North Carolina

• Must work 40 hours per week for 10 weeks this summer and will be paid $15.00 per hour

For additional information contact Tracey Burns at HBCUintern@ncdcr.gov or visit https://www.ncdcr.gov/hbcumihe-summer-internship-program.

About the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources

The N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources operates 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, two science museums, three aquariums and Jennette’s Pier, 39 state parks and recreation areas, the N.C. Zoo, the nation’s first state-supported symphony orchestra, the State Library, the State Archives, the N.C. Arts Council, State Preservation Office and the Office of State Archaeology, along with the Division of Land and Water Stewardship.

For more information, please visit www.ncdcr.gov.