Jules Bouchard, 22, said he chose to major in criminal justice at Appalachian State University after getting into some trouble as a young teen.This summer, Bouchard was one of 10 students from Appalachian State University to complete internships in public sector and nonprofit entities of rural and underserved regions of North Carolina as part of a program called the State Employees’ Credit Union Public Service Fellows. Each student intern earned a stipend of $5,000 and six credit hours for the nine- to 12-week internship. Bouchard said his internship with the NC Department of Justice Cleveland County showed him another side of the criminal justice system. Bouchard said what he learned during his time with the NC Department of Justice will remain invaluable throughout his career.Initially, he spent much of his time observing office visits, officer home visits and resident investigations, as well as superior and district court and intake. During his last few weeks, Bouchard said he was able to run several office appointments on his own.