Easley recently announced that two UNC Asheville students are among
100 college, graduate and law school students recently selected for
10-week summer internships with state agencies. Senior history major
Matthew Stokes, of Raleigh, is working at the N.C. Department of
Cultural Resources’ Historical Resources Office. Junior psychology
major Olivia Fisher, of Greensboro, is working at the N.C.
Department of Correction’s Office of Correctional Case Management.
While at the
Office of Cultural Resources in Raleigh, Stokes is helping to
promote the agency’s environmental stewardship and streamlining
initiatives. He is assisting with researching and writing short
essays that augment state historical markers. These essays will
soon be available online.
specifically chose the Historical Marker Web Project for the
impact I hope my writing will have on Web site visitors,” said
Stokes. “I hope the public learns more about a topic from an online
essay or becomes interested enough to search for other significant
people, places and events from North Carolina's rich historical
interning with the case management specialists at the Harnett
Correctional Institution in Lillington, N.C. The Harnett Institution
is a medium security, male facility that houses some 800 to 900
“I think that
the prison population of North Carolina is very diverse, both in
ethnicity and in type of offense, said Fisher. “It is important to
remember that there isn't a one size fits all approach to
incarceration or rehabilitation.”
Some 470 North
students applied for positions through the N.C. State Government
Internship Program, now in its 37th year.