Recent FSU Graduate Selected for Internship at UNC General Administration
Shante Elliott, a spring 2012 graduate of Fayetteville State University (FSU) with a double major in English and Communication, has been selected as a Presidential Intern in the Office of the President at the University of North Carolina General Administration.
The internship is a one-year appointment and provides a wide range of professional functions for UNC General Administration. With access to high ranking university officials, interns will have the opportunity to explore and understand the inner workings of an institution that has transformed North Carolina’s economy and is critical to our state’s future. The position will have regular interaction with senior leadership and members of the Board of Governors and will work to research, write, and implement policy. While there are daily responsibilities, Presidential Interns are frequently presented with unique opportunities and it is expected that they be willing to assume additional projects as they arise.
To be selected, interns must be a recent graduate of a constituent institution within the University of North Carolina. Graduates must have an interest in policy, higher education, finance, economic development, and the future of North Carolina. Elliott, a Fayetteville native, hopes to attend law school. She said she applied for the internship to not only gain experience in working with one of the best higher education systems in the country, but also to prepare for a career as a lawyer.
“The Presidential Internship position fascinated me because I knew it would expose me to various areas and would allow me to utilize my acquired skills while executing assigned tasks,” Elliott said. “I also knew that I would have an opportunity to work with the UNC-GA Office of Legal Affairs. Here, I will not only draft and review policy that will affect the entire UNC school system; I will learn the jargon used by attorneys, as well as the writing style used in the legal profession. This fits into my career plan.”
FSU is the second-oldest public institution in North Carolina. A member of the University of North Carolina System, FSU has nearly 6,000 students and offers degrees in more than 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.
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