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Hunt Intern Shevani Mehta and Governor James B. Hunt, Jr. sit together in conversation.

Hunt Internship Program

Young leaders are our future, and the Institute for Emerging Issues fosters North Carolina‚Äôs future public policy leaders through its Hunt Internship Program. The program provides a paid, yearlong internship to an NC State University undergraduate interested in a public policy career. The program was founded and endowed by Gov. James B. Hunt, Jr., and his wife Carolyn.

Applications are accepted in the spring.

What Do Hunt Interns Do?

  • Gain hands-on experience in public policy by working with North Carolinians to address new issues and solve problems facing the state
  • Provide innovative thinking and leadership with an IEI program
  • Learn from professionals with deep experience in public policy, including Gov. Hunt
  • Attend the Emerging Issues Forum, an annual gathering of international, national and statewide thought leaders and stakeholders who discuss challenges and opportunities for North Carolina
  • And more!

I was met with kindness and support throughout this internship and I could not have asked for a better experience. Words can’t express the impact that this amazing group of coworkers has had on me.

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Hannah Braun

2022-23 Hunt Intern