Undergraduate Interns, Training Program (S014439)

Position Information
Status reviewing applications; interviewing in progress
Position Type Temporary Staff (SHRA)
Job Title Undergraduate Intern
Department Name Carolina Population Center - 631100
Vacancy ID S014439
Position Posting Category Research Professionals
Hiring Range $12.00/per hour
Full-time/Part-time Part Time
If part-time, how many hours per week? 28-30
Work Schedule

Monday – Thursday

Proposed Start Date 06/03/2019
Estimated Duration of Appointment 3 months or less
Posting Open Date 04/18/2019
Posting Close Date 04/29/2019
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 2019. 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 2019 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 28-30 hours per week (Monday–Thursday at $12 per hour; ~$3,500 total at the completion of the program) for the ten week period June 3 – August 8, 2019. A conference allowance to attend and present at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Southern Demographic Association (SDA) will be provided to interns who complete the CPC summer program and submit a paper for the SDA undergraduate paper competition (https://southerndemography.wildapricot.org/Undergraduate-Award).

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 2019.

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 Michelle Collins (mcc@email.unc.edu) via email by April 29, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. (EDT)

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Office of Human Resources Contact Information

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.

Optional and Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  2. Other Document
  3. Degree Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Do you have junior or senior standing in Fall 2019?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. *Are you a first generation college graduate (i.e., applicant's mother and father did not complete an undergraduate degree)?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. *Are you from a racial and/or ethnic group that has been shown by the National Science Foundation to be underrepresented in the population, health, and/or spatial sciences on a national basis (see http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/wmpd)?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. *Do you have a demonstrated commitment to diversity with interests in the population, health, and spatial sciences for research? If so, please describe.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. *Is your current cumulative GPA 3.3 or higher?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. *Do you have a minimum of 3 credit hours in basic statistics (excluding AP credit)?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. *Do you intend to pursue graduate (doctoral) studies (as opposed to professional studies)?
    • Yes
    • No

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