DEQ HBCU Internship Program

The 10-week summer internship program, in partnership with North Carolina’s HBCUs and MIHEs, will provide students with valuable real-world experience in STEM careers and the opportunities to learn about careers in the public sector.  Essential components of the program include professional development, leadership training and networking opportunities. 

Science Intern


Who Should Apply?

HBCU students currently pursuing a STEM career that my be considering careers in the public sector.  

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicant must have a 2.5 or higher GPA
  • Must be a current student continuing their education in the Fall 2024 – or – a December 2023 or May 2024 graduate
  • Must be a current student attending a Historically Black College or University (HBCU) or a Minority Institution of Higher Education (MIHE) in the state of North Carolina or be a Resident of North Carolina and attend an HBCU/MIHE in another State.
  • Must work 40 hours per week for 10 weeks in the summer and will be paid $16/hour (Rising Sophomore), $18/hour (Rising Junior or Senior), $20/hour (Attending Graduate School in the Fall)

Current HBCU Opportunities & Deadlines 

Come back early January 2024 for HBCU Opportunities.

Ready to Apply?

Applications are closed for Summer 2023 period. Check back for early January 2024. 

Academic Credit

Some colleges give credit for internships. Students are responsible for arranging with their schools to receive credit.

Short-term Housing Opportunities

UNCW Summer Intern Housing Wilmington
NCSU Summer Intern Housing Raleigh
Shaw University Summer Intern Housing Raleigh
Morehead City Student Housing Opportunities Morehead City, Beaufort, Atlantic Beach