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Carolina junior Fiorela Villegas extended her SECU Public Fellows
summer internship to continue serving her community this semester.

by Madeline Pace, University Communications

Carolina junior Fiorela Villegas is on a mission to give back to her community by bringing resources and opportunities to the Latinx population of North Carolina.

As she worked with nonprofit AMEXCAN this summer through the SECU Public Fellows Intern Program, she knew she didn’t want to leave her work behind at the start of the fall semester. AMEXCAN informs members of the Latino community about programs and services that are available and encourages them to participate in the community.

Launched at UNC-Chapel Hill in 2020, the SECU Public Fellows Intern Program pairs students with local leadership for paid internships so the students can gain professional experience and assist rural communities in our state.

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