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Institute for Emerging Issues

IEI Invites Applications for NCWorks Internship

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The Institute for Emerging Issues (IEI) at North Carolina State University invites applications for one internship position to work on discrete projects led by IEI and the NCWorks Commission during the 2023-2024 academic year.

Who We Are

Established in 2002, IEI is a non-partisan public policy organization that exists to enhance North Carolina’s long-term prosperity. We identify and build awareness of policy issues across sectors, regions, and perspectives. We find important issues that are not being discussed, are not moving forward in a timely way, or could benefit from a bigger platform. We develop consensus for action and catalyze progress in moving change forward. Governor James B. Hunt, Jr. (1977-1985, 1993-2001) served as the founding chair of IEI’s National Advisory Board until 2014. 

Position Description

IEI seeks a undergraduate student to help IEI and the NCWorks Commission move forward a set of projects that can better connect underutilized workers to good jobs. This person will likely undertake a variety of activities including research, data analysis (generally using U.S. Census and other data sets), writing memos, data collection, developing resources, staffing meetings and various administrative tasks related to NCWorks Commission activities. The NCWorks Commission Intern will report to IEI’s policy and program associate and will work directly with the NCWorks Commission’s senior workforce policy analyst.

Candidates should have an interest in state and local policy in relation to workforce development and engagement. Excellent written and oral communication skills, as well as attention to detail are a must. Candidates should have experience with Google Workspace and Microsoft Office. This position is part time (10-20 hours per week) beginning on or after Sept. 15, 2023, and lasting through the Spring 2024 semester. Starting pay is $15 per hour.

The position is mostly remote, with one day per week at the NCWorks Commission at the NC Department of Commerce, located at 301 North Wilmington Street, Raleigh, North Carolina, 27601.


Applicants should email a letter of application, a short writing sample (3-5 pages) and resume to Sarah Hall, Director, at

Deadline for applications: Friday, Sept. 8, 2023.