IEI Names First Hunt Intern Working on Public Policy Issues

IEI is pleased to announce the first recipient of the Governor and Mrs. James B. Hunt Internship, a new program for NC State undergraduates interested in a career in public policy and public service. Shevani Mehta, a senior at NC State, is serving as the Hunt intern during the 2021-2022 academic year.

As part of the Hunt internship, Shevani will be providing innovative thinking and programmatic leadership with IEI’s PILOT 21 project, a multi-campus program to provide undergraduates at nine universities a chance to identify critical issues facing the state and to learn how to work productively toward change. She will also be working on an independent research project related to increasing and supporting student interest in public policy. Over the course of the year, IEI will arrange a series of four meetings between the Hunt intern and professionals with deep experience in public policy, including Governor Hunt.

Shevani is studying economics, Spanish, and international studies with a concentration in global relations. After graduating, she plans to pursue a law degree working in public-interest. 

“Public policy has been a passion of mine throughout my college career, and I am eager to pursue a lifelong career in the intersections of the field,” said Shevani.

Shevani is no stranger to IEI, having served on IEI’s Service Year NC project as a sophomore. She is also a Park Scholar and is from Holly Springs, NC.