Tar Heel interns

Internships serve as important ways for students to gain work experience in their chosen field, but because they often are unpaid, many students may have to forgo the experience. Carolina is working to ensure that students can participate, regardless of their financial situation.

For five years, the Summer Internship Grant has helped students pay for their living expenses while they aquire work experience in their fields.

Read more about the Summer Internship Grant

A man works at a comptuer.

My internship is helping me develop and narrow my career interests. I’m learning a lot from my supervisor and coworkers, and I feel like I’m helping to contribute something meaningful to the project.

Hannah Crook, rising senior and intern at the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy

Hannah Crook.

Click on a story below to learn more about a Tar Heel's internship experience.

Carolina internship programs

  • Fifteen Weeks in D.C.

    Public policy interns spend their time navigating the nation’s capital working in U.S. House, Senate and Cabinet-level agencies.

  • Hollywood Heels

    Scores of Carolina alumni have launched careers in the film and TV industry thanks to a communication studies internship program that sends students to Hollywood.

  • Service through technology

    Carolina students are giving back to their communities during the summer through the APPLES Service-Learning program.