Like many nonprofits, these agencies could use an extra pair of hands to get their work done. A college intern would help, but often there’s no budget for that. The Public Service Fellows program attempts to solve both those problems.
The initiative is a pilot program operating at ECU and two other UNC campuses under a $300,000 grant from the State Employees' Credit Union Foundation. The $100,000 that ECU received in April funded 20 fellowships. Seven interned over the summer.