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$100,000 SECU Foundation grant will help students pursue internships

For the third consecutive year, Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) will partner with the State Employees Credit Union (SECU) Foundation to provide financial support for students to pursue internships.

The SECU Public Fellows Internship Program, offered in partnership with WSSU's Career Development Services, will provide up to $100,000 in grants – up to $5,000 per student – for students in WSSU’s healthcare management program.

SECC Foundation: People Helping People

“We appreciate the SECU Foundation for continued support of WSSU students through the SECU Public Fellows Internship Program,” said LaMonica Sloan Wilhelmi, director of Career Development Services. “Unpaid internships provide students with valuable on-the-job experience, but for many of our students, they are out of reach. This program provides students with the financial support they need to pursue summer internships and to also give back to their communities.” 

At WSSU, the program is available to seniors in the healthcare management program who must complete an unpaid semester-long internship as part of their graduation requirements. The students work at businesses and nonprofits that may not be able to pay interns.

Since WSSU began offering the program in 2017, 40 healthcare management students have received support.

Career Development Services offers a full range of resources and services to assist you in developing the necessary strategies and skills which will distinguish you as a professional. For more information, please visit the career services page.

About Winston-Salem State University
Winston-Salem State University fosters the creative thinking, analytical problem-solving, and depth of character needed to transform the world. Rooted in liberal education, WSSU’s curriculum prepares students to be thought leaders who have the skills and knowledge needed to develop innovative solutions to complex problems. Founded in 1892, WSSU is a historically Black constituent institution of the University of North Carolina with a rich tradition of contributing to the social, cultural, intellectual, and economic growth of North Carolina, the region and beyond. Guided by the motto, “Enter to Learn, Depart to Serve,” WSSU develops leaders who advance social justice by serving the world with compassion and commitment.

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