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Author: Samuel Yeager

First full week is in the bag, and the constant feeling is gratitude towards my professors from this first year. I am continually using skills and tools that I learned or honed in Law, Org Theory, Research and Analysis, and … Continued

Author: Elizabeth Valsing

Pine Knoll Shores, NC (PKS), a small town, with almost five miles of Atlantic Ocean beachfront in Carteret County, NC, is where I have landed for the next ten weeks. As an online student, in between jobs, I took advantage of … Continued

Author: Toney Thompson

Hello everyone! I hope you’re ready to follow me on my extensive, yet brief journey this summer at the Town of Chapel Hill Manager’s Office. This opportunity is still pretty hard for me to describe, but I think I have … Continued

Author: Richelle Grogg

Hello everyone! I’m Shelli and I will be sharing some insight into my summer work experience at the Triangle Community Foundation (TCF) with you all every Thursday for the next few weeks! I could not be more thrilled to be a … Continued

Author: Alexandra Jones

Does the word “data” excite you or terrify you? I love it. I’m one of those people who can get lost in a sea of data for hours on end, just trying to make the numbers and words come alive. … Continued

Author: Tara Nattress

My first week with NC Division of Environmental Assistance and Customer Service (DEACS)  has been adventurous in many ways! On my first day I immediately walked into a morning meeting regarding the politics surrounding this place as a government institution- … Continued

Author: Samuel Yeager

Happy summer, everyone, and thank you for joining me on my journey through Wake County Housing and Transportation. For the next couple of months, I’ll be working on a rental assistance program, and the county’s affordable housing strategic plan – … Continued

Author: Alexandra Jones

Hello! I am so excited to be sharing my summer internship experience with the Carolina MPA family. As of this past Monday, I am the Program Intern for Girls on the Run of the Triangle. Girls on the Run inspires … Continued

Author: Lindsay Carter

Hi Readers! My professional work experience project has ended, but my work in local government continues. Through the Clean Communities Campaign (C3) project, I learned about community engagement, marketing, fundraising, and rallying and coordinating internal staff and the community toward … Continued

Author: Heather Curry

As the summer comes to a close, and now that final projects are turned in, I want to take some time to reflect back on what insights into nonprofit work and leadership I gained from my experience at the Public … Continued