Eastern NC Internship Program




Based in the historic town of Tarboro, ENCIP is a homegrown program that matches motivated students from around the country with thoughtfully designed, community-focused internships. 



Internship Fields


ENCIP maintains a strong relationship with Tarboro Freedom School, a summer program that combats summer slide for students who may not be able to afford summer camps and other enrichment activities. Our interns have taken a vital hands-on role to give these underprivileged students the skills, knowledge, and experiences they need to succeed.

public health

At the County Health Department, our interns have researched ways to combat the rising frequency of opioid overdosing in the area, as well as topics in women’s health. This combination of primary and secondary research alongside community action provides a multi-faceted opportunity.

Social Innovation

In Summer 2018, the Rural Opportunity Institute hosted its first intern through ENCIP. Rural Opportunity is a social innovation lab studying the lifetime effects of adverse childhood events, and how to prevent them.


Edgecombe County's Vidant Hospital hosts interns in the field of end-of-life care. Last summer, our intern designed and conducted a survey of Vidant-Edgecombe Hospital's engagement with end-of-life care. This internship may also involve disseminating information and raising awareness on healthcare power of attorney and other end-of-life concepts — vital topics in low-resource communities of Eastern NC.


At Michael’s Angels Girls Club, interns work to build confidence and opportunity for underprivileged girls in Edgecombe County. This multifaceted internship includes a variety of teaching opportunities plus program planning and management.


Interns who work for the Edgecombe County Tourism Authority have the opportunity to tackle a variety of projects that enhance economic activity in the area. In the summer of 2018, our tourism intern designed and produced a walking tour highlighting the town’s historical landmarks.