2017 PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARS PROGRAM

(formerly Presidential Internship Program)

Formerly known as the Presidential Interns, the Presidential Scholars serve a one year appointment and provide a wide range of professional functions for UNC General Administration.  With access to high ranking university officials, Scholars have the opportunity to explore and understand the inner workings of an institution that has transformed North Carolina’s economy and is critical to our state’s future.  Largely self-directed, this position lends itself to May 2017 UNC system graduates who are motivated, intellectually curious, and not afraid to take risks.  The position will have regular interaction with senior leadership and members of the Board of Governors and will work to research, write, and implement policy.  While there are daily responsibilities, Presidential Scholars are frequently presented with unique opportunities and it is expected that they be willing to assume additional projects as they arise.

This is a temporary position and the only benefit you may be eligible for is a High Deductible Health Plan. 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:
  • Strong project management or organizational skills
  • Research, editing, and proofreading skills
  • Ability to work as a team where ongoing collaboration is a must
  • Ability to handle multiple projects
  • Relationship-building skills conducive to building working relationships with UNC General Administration staff, as well as 17 campuses and affiliated organizations
  • Ability to contribute individually and participate in cross-functional teams
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Ability to perform clerical duties, such as answering the phone, filing, copying, handling calendars, scheduling appointments, etc.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Presidential Scholars must be a recipient of a May 2017 baccalaureate degree from a constituent institution within the University of North Carolina.  
Prefer:  Graduates with an interest in policy, higher education, finance, economic development, and the future of North Carolina.
 
APPLICATION:
To apply for this program, complete the online application no later than January 23, 2017. You will also need to upload your resume, cover letter, unofficial transcript and letter of recommendation when completing the online application.  If you have any questions about the program or application process, contact Dr. Bethany Meighen, Director for Student Development and UNC ASG Advisor, at presinterns@northcarolina.edu. Interviews for the finalists will take place in February with an anticipated start date of July 2017. 
 

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