Undergraduate Intern
Chapel Hill, NC US
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Position Information

Position Type Temporary Staff (SHRA)
Job Title Undergraduate Intern
Department Name Carolina Population Center - 631100
Vacancy ID S012218
Position Posting Category Research Professionals
Hiring Range $11.00/per hour
Full-time/Part-time Part Time
If part-time, how many hours per week? 35
Work Schedule

Monday – Friday; 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (one hour for lunch).

Proposed Start Date 05/29/2018
Estimated Duration of Appointment 2 months or less
Posting Open Date 03/08/2018
Posting Close Date 04/02/2018
Description of Work

The Carolina Population Center (CPC) at UNC-Chapel Hill invites applications from undergraduate students from underrepresented groups and/or those with a demonstrated commitment to diversity with interests in the population, health, and spatial sciences for research internships during Summer 2018. An underrepresented group is defined as 1) Individuals with disabilities or those from racial and ethnic groups that have been shown by the National Science Foundation to be underrepresented in the population, health, and spatial sciences on a national basis (see http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/wmpd); or 2) First generation college student (applicant's mother and father did not complete an undergraduate degree).

The summer 2018 internship program provides a research and professional development framework for undergraduate students interested in population focused graduate training and careers. Interns will work a maximum of 35 hours per week (at $11 per hour ; ~$3,500 total at the completion of the program) for the nine week period May 29 - July 27, 2018. A conference allowance to attend and present at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Southern Demographic Association (SDA) in Durham NC will be provided to interns who complete the CPC summer program and submit a paper for the SDA undergraduate paper competition (http://sda-demography.org/sda_undergrad_award.php).

CPC interns work with faculty and staff on ongoing Center-based research projects that emphasize the intersection of the population, spatial, and health sciences. The internships provide an opportunity for students to participate in multidisciplinary research teams, develop a better understanding of the research process and what it entails, and prepare for the graduate school application process. Please see (https://www.cpc.unc.edu/training/interns/index.html) for titles of prior year summer research practicums.

CPC is home to a diverse group of researchers, including faculty from sixteen UNC departments, postdoctoral scholars, and graduate student trainees. Research at CPC is interdisciplinary in nature, with a wide variety of fields represented, from sociology to nutrition, geography to epidemiology, anthropology to biostatistics, and more. For more information about CPC, visit the Center's website at (http://www.cpc.unc.edu/).

Education and Experience

Minimum Education and Experience:
Demonstrated possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work.

Preferred Education and Experience:
Undergraduate student with junior or senior standing during fall 2018.

Special Physical and Mental Requirements
Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and welcomes all to apply regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We also encourage protected veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.

Stimulus/ARRA Funded No
Special Instructions

1-Transcripts from all colleges attended (unofficial and scanned copies will be accepted)
2-A 1-2 page essay describing your interest in the program, your eligibility, specific research areas and projects of interest, a proposed CPC faculty fellow mentor (http://www.cpc.unc.edu/people/fellows), and plans for graduate school.
3-Current resume or CV

**One letter of recommendation from a faculty member sent directly to Jan Hendrickson-Smith (jhsmith@unc.edu) via email by April 2, 2018.

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If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (919) 843-2300 or send an email to employment@unc.edu

Please note: The Office of Human Resources will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.


Position Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Type
Part Time
Hours per Week
Work Hours (i.e. shift)
Monday – Friday; 9:00 a.
Period of Employment
Type of Compensation
Salary and Benefits
$11.00/per hour
College Credits Earned
Tuition Assistance
Required Student Status
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