Governor's Page Program
Apply now for Spring 2014!
Governor McCrory believes it is important to inspire the next generation of leaders to get involved in public service. That's why the governor would like to personally welcome students to the Capitol City to participate in the North Carolina Governor’s Page Program. Established in 1973, the program provides students with an opportunity to gain hands-on knowledge of the function and roles of state government while learning about the importance of public service.
Each applicant must be a North Carolina High School student in good academic standing between the ages of sixteen and eighteen years old. Pages are selected to serve one week terms during the legislative sessions and summer with the exception of state and national holidays. Pages are expected to display professional behavior at all times.
ACTIVITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Pages will tour at least one state government building during their tenure. Sites may include the Executive Mansion, State Capitol, Museum of History, Museum of Natural Sciences and Legislative Building. In addition Pages will have an opportunity to meet the Governor, Cabinet Secretaries, State Legislators, and other elected officials.
Application forms are available from the Director of the Page Program. Two letters of recommendation must be submitted with the application. Appointments are made on a first-come, first-serve basis. If appointed to serve during the school year, prior approval must be granted by the Page’s school counselor. Pages are expected to keep up with class assignments during their assigned week. Incomplete applications will not be processed.
Pages must report on Monday at 1:00 p.m. to the Governor’s Office in the Administration Building, 116 West Jones Street, downtown Raleigh. The daily schedule is from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, and 9 a.m. until noon Friday.
Pages are expected to dress in business attire each day. Young men are required to wear dress slacks, coat and tie each day. Young ladies are expected to wear a skirt and blouse, dress or pantsuits each day. Pages should wear comfortable shoes and are encouraged to wear athletic shoes for walking.
Pages are granted a stipend of $150.00 per week to offset the costs of expenses incurred. Checks will be distributed on Friday before Pages depart Raleigh.
Once accepted to the program, it is the responsibility of the Page and parents to make arrangements for accommodations prior to coming to Raleigh.
Pages should plan to pack a lunch and bring money for miscellaneous expenses. Governor’s Pages may park in the Visitor’s Parking Lot located on the corner of Jones and Wilmington Street for a flat fee per day. There is also intermittent free parking located on W. Jones St.
2014 PROGRAM DATES:
- May 19-23
- May 27-30
- June 2-6
- June 9-13
- June 16-20
- June 23-27
- Aug 11-15