College and High School Opportunities
Our agency is committed to extending opportunities to students as well as providing experience to prepare students for future career experiences
- NCDA&CS Internship
- Youth Advocacy & Involvement Office (YAIO)
- Model Cooperative Education Program (MCEP)
If you have questions regarding any of the above mentioned programs, please contact our Human Resources Office by telephone (919) 733-2243 or by email Zanetta.King@ncagr.gov
(Youth Advocacy & Involvement Office – YAIO)
Paid internships are offered in virtually all areas of state government through the North Carolina Youth Advocacy and Involvement Office. Approximately one hundred paid internships are available for 10 weeks each summer for undergraduates, graduate students and those in professional schools. Unpaid internships during the academic year can be arranged periodically, and part-time paid spring internships are sometimes offered. Internship opportunities offered through this program, offer internships throughout North Carolina not only with NCDA&CS, but also other agencies. The Internship booklet, which provides detailed information, should be posted to the following web site around December. Below is the link directly to the Youth Advocacy Office with current dates and information. http://www.doa.state.nc.us/yaio/intern.htm
Model Cooperative Education Program (MCEP) is an educational program available through the Office of State Personnel EEOs, which integrates academic studies with practical work experience for the student. It is called cooperative education because it is dependent upon the cooperation of educators and employers in combining their resources to provide an enriching and rewarding educational/training experience for students.
Students may earn vacation and sick leave at the rate of a new employee. This program is offered in conjunction with employer and educators. Students may receive prior approval to receive college credit for employment.
SCHOOL-TO-CAREER of Wake County
This program is available through the Wake County Public School System. The program is a method of delivering curriculum to students which links what students learn in the classroom to what they will do in their lives after graduation.
The mission of School-To-Career is to prepare every student to make knowledgeable career choices through academic rigor and work-based learning experiences. Students interested in this program should contact the Wake County School-To-Career staff. Current contact information can be found at the following link: http://www.wcpss.net/school_to_career/about/contact.html
Insurance coverage: The Wake County Public School System has coverage on all students who participate in officially-recognized work-based learning activities. Basically, each student is covered with a $1,000,000 liability policy.
Work-Based Learning is available for high school students through the Wake County Public School System. All WBL activities can occur during or after school hours. The Career Development Coordinator (CDC) at each middle and high school oversees Work-Based Learning (WBL) program at his/her school. Students participating in WBL activities must be registered. For further questions, please find current contact information at the following link:
Job Shadowing: Also available in middle school, give the student the opportunity to watch someone work for a half day.
Internships: Career-track jobs which link what the student is learning in school to what they are learning in the workplace. Internships require 180 or more hours of work (receives 1 credit). 90 work hours equals ½ credit.
For students exploring career options. May not be enrolled in related courses.
Short-Term Work Experiences (STWE): STWE’s allow students to observe and participate in daily operations, develop direct contact with job personnel, ask questions about particular careers, and perform certain job tasks. This activity is exploratory and allows the student to get hands-on experience in a number of related activities.
The STWE program is similar to the Internship program. The main difference is that an Internship requires a minimum number of hours. STWEs do not have a minimum.
Apprenticeships: Combine schoolwork with on-the-job training. For students who have a defined career pathway. May continue one or two years after high school. Must be approved by the N. C. Dept. of Labor.
Cooperative Education: Provides on-the-job training for students through a cooperative agreement among the school, the employer, the parents/guardian, and the student. Students are paid an hourly wage and are eligible for school credit provided that they successfully complete the experience within the guidelines set forth by the Cooperative Education Policies and Procedures Manual adopted by the North Carolina State Board of Education June 2000.
The cooperative education method is an essential component to five Career-Technical Education program areas: Agriculture Education, Business and Information Technology Education, Family and Consumer Science Education, Marketing Education, and Trade and Industrial Education.
The Governor’s Page Program
The Governor’s Page Program, a year round program, provides an opportunity for high school students to spend a week in Raleigh and learn of the roles and functions of state government. Each week, Pages will be assigned to a cabinet level agency or Council of State office within the state government complex to assist employees with various tasks. In addition to their daily responsibilities, Pages will have the opportunity to attend press conferences, tour several historic landmarks including the State Capitol, the Legislative Building, the Executive Mansion, the Supreme Court and the NC Correctional Institute for Women; participate in service projects; and meet the Governor. The following link will forward you to the home page with current information: www.volunteernc.org/code/govpage.htm
House of Representative Page Program
The North Carolina house of Representatives Page Program affords youth of the State the opportunity to see firsthand how laws are made by participating in the legislative process. Students assist in Representatives’ offices, in committee meetings, and during daily Sessions for one-week terms when the General Assembly is in session. Representatives are encouraged to sponsor students from a variety of backgrounds. The following link will forward you to the home page with current information: www.ncga.state.nc.us/house/pages/home.html
Senate Page Program
The Senate Page Program allows students to participate in the lawmaking process. Students will observe how bills are introduced, discussed in committee meetings, and voted on by the Senate and House members before being delivered to the Governor’s desk for his signature. The following link will forward you to the home page with current information: www.ncga.state.nc.us/senate/pages/index.html