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The North Carolina State Government Internship Program has chosen a Western Carolina University student to participate in a summer internship with the State Department of Health and Human Services.

Casey Campbell, a 2005 graduate of South Caldwell High School and the daughter of Fred and Lisa Campbell of Granite Falls, has been placed as a “Volunteen” program intern.  Campbell, a freshman majoring in special education, was selected from an application pool of 600 N.C. college students.

Some of the duties for her internship include coordinating lectures, weekly meetings, field trips and special events. 

Campbell will gain hands-on job skills while working directly with young people with developmental disabilities at the J. Iverson Riddle Development Center in Morganton. The internship program is funded through grants and runs for 10 weeks.

“Casey is a good, conscientious student,” said Jackie Smith, director of Western's Teaching Fellows Program.  “She has already worked with young people with developmental disabilities and she shows her social and leadership abilities in her work.”

The internship program is operated through the Youth Advocacy and Involvement Office under the North Carolina Department of Administration.  It offers as many as 102 internships ranging from sea turtle research and equestrian positions to court, legislative and revenue positions.

For more information about the North Carolina State Government Internship Program, contact Lisa Flint, internship coordinator, at (919) 733-9296.

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