Welcome to the Tar Heel State—internships in North Carolina can land anywhere from the sleepy college town of Greensboro, to the lively and nationally adored Asheville, to the financial mecca of Charlotte. North Carolina interns have ever growing opportunities in information technology, biotech, and banking, as well as in traditional sectors like textiles and furniture-making.
Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill make up the Research Triangle, so called for the Research Triangle Park—one of the most prominent centers for high-tech research and development in the United States. North Carolina internships funnel students towards companies like Fidelity Investments, Microsoft, Ogilvy, and Sony Ericsson, all of whom have offices in the pine forest that makes up the RTF. Interns in North Carolina will particularly enjoy the college comforts of Chapel Hill, courtesy of the University of North Carolina. The town supports a thriving live music scene with the nationally recognized Cat’s Cradle venue, and leads a revival in old-time music.
Outside the Triangle, the city of Charlotte stands as a huge financial center in the United States, second only to New York City. North Carolina internships are conducive to careers with the Bank of America and Wells Fargo, both giant presences in Charlotte’s economy. For NASCAR enthusiasts and racing technology professionals, Charlotte also has the draw of housing several NASCAR offices and the NASCAR Hall of Fame.