Internships are not a degree requirement, however, the Planning Faculty encourages students to pursue planning-related internships. Internships provide students with real-world experience that employers are looking for in today's competitive employment market. Up to three hours of academic credit is available for internship, and internship credits can count as an elective toward fulfilling degree requirements. Some internships offer pay and some do not. You are also encouraged to take the initiative to pursue an internship with a public or private agency that is closely aligned with your professional goals and interests.
Internship placements in the last few years have included Pitt County, Edgecombe County, the City of New Bern, and the Mid-East Commission. Students can also arrange for internships in other regions and states.