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Durham, NC – Venga – Software Engineering Internship

Intro to Venga

Venga ( is an early-stage software startup right here in Durham – we help climbing gyms grow. We solve climbing gyms’ membership and retention problems by providing novel technological solutions to increase engagement and build community within these gyms. Our B2B SAAS platform allows gyms to run ongoing competitive adult leagues with minimal time and effort.

Software Engineering Internship

Join Venga this summer to take ownership of a meaningful project that will have a big impact. You’ll get exposed to a large codebase, learn all about front-end app development, databases and the back-end, and become a total Javascript ninja. You’ll be mentored closely by our CEO Varun Singh, who has worked in Software Engineering roles at Google, Facebook, and Venmo. We move quickly, so the exact project is TBD, but we have a wide variety of project ideas and can find one that suits you together. Our team normally works out of American Underground in Downtown, but we are able to support working remotely if necessary at that time! Work schedule
is flexible.


  • Enrolled in a Computer Science
  • Experience with JavaScript
  •  Experience using git
  • Independent and resourceful


  • Experience with Typescript
  • Familiarity with React Native
  • Knows what a lambda function is, and how closures work
  • Experience working on a shared codebase
  • Like climbing on rocks!

If interested, please submit the aforementioned materials to

Durham, NC – Venga – Design & Marketing Internship

Intro to Venga

Venga ( is an early-stage software startup right here in Durham – we help climbing gyms grow. We solve climbing gyms’ membership and retention problems by providing novel technological solutions to increase engagement and build community within these gyms. Our B2B SAAS platform allows gyms to run ongoing adult leagues with minimal time and effort.

Design & Marketing Internship

Join Venga this summer to get your feet wet designing for a tech startup. For this internship you’ll be learning the ins and outs of designing in a fast paced environment, how to make lean decisions based on research and feedback, and some tools for what it takes to be an entrepreneur. You’ll be mentored closely by our COO Court Skabelund, who has a masters in design from RISD and experience in UX at fitness tech startups. Our team normally works out of American Underground in downtown, but we are able to support working remotely if necessary at that time! Work schedule is flexible.

Role & Responsibilities

The tentative goal of the internship will be to launch and manage a marketing campaign. This will include assets for social media, email, and web as well as delivering reports based on engagement. An ideal candidate will take ownership of this project and create engaging content to help promote the Venga brand, and can have a big impact on our operations this summer.

Portfolio & Resume

Please submit your portfolio along with your resume. If a portfolio isn’t available, please submit work or project samples.

● Design thinking
● Marketing and Social Media
● Independent and resourceful
● Sketch / Figma (preferred)
● Adobe Suite (preferred)
● Those who like rocks! (Not required)

If interested, please submit the aforementioned materials to

Remote – carbIN – Internship

Timeline: Flexible; 10-12 weeks with opportunity for extension depending on needs (May-August)

Location: Remote

Company Description: Carbon Insights (“carbIN”) is an early stage fintech company that seeks to empower as many people as possible to understand, reduce, and offset their carbon footprint. Our service automatically analyzes a user’s spending data to estimate their personalized carbon footprint, recommends actions to reduce their carbon footprint, and connects them with trusted, verified carbon offset providers to offset any remaining footprint.

Role Description: Unpaid full-time or part-time internship (20-40 hours a week) for an undergraduate intern with software engineering experience (Python + Django, other full-stack experience preferred) that could help accelerate the development of our API this summer.

Specifically, the team member would complete three main tasks:

  1. Full-stack Development Scoping (1-2 weeks) – The intern will evaluate the most popular stack architectures, identify pros/cons of each design, outline potential risks/synergies with integration with business customer platforms
  2. Identify Leading Software Strategies and Scope (1 week) – The intern will work with the co-founders to identify the full-stack development option that is best suited for the project. The intern will help develop a roadmap for software development based on the selected stack strategy combined with the product strategy and potential user feedback.
  3. Develop a Minimum Viable Product/Prototype (7-8 weeks) – The intern will begin executing the software development roadmap by developing basic proof-of-concept software. Focus will be on back-end software first. The initial alpha model is in Python, so potentially support translating that to a server-side software may be needed (if Python + Django is determined not to be a good route). By the end of the term, the intern will ideally have developed a prototype back-end software that can be used as a minimum viable product.

If interested, please contact


Duke University, NC – Muser – Research Opportunity

The spring round for fall projects is officially open!

If mentors would like to offer a paid research position from a grant or departmental/university funding, mentors should contact their department’s financial office to coordinate out of state or international pay procedures for students working off campus who do not live in North Carolina.  Mentors should also work with their financial office to ensure that they understand current hiring procedures for undergraduates per their local requirements.

Duke University Undergraduate Research Support Office’s website for information about their COVID-19 URS Assistantship Grants:

Timeline for Summer Round (for summer 2020 positions)

For Research Mentors

  • Wednesday, April 15 at 8:00am – First day to post projects
  • Thursday, April 23 at 11:59pm – Last day to post projects
  • Saturday, May 2 at 8:00am – First day to accept applications
  • Wednesday, May 13 at 11:59pm – Last day to accept applications

For Students

  • Friday, April 24 at 8:00am – First day to apply for projects
  • Friday, May 1 at 11:59pm – Last day to apply for projects

Remote – Embarc – Front-End Development Internship

Company Introduction

Embarc is a running technology company with an all-Duke founding team.  We analyze a runner’s indicated training preferences, goals, and upcoming races to provide them with automatically generated running routes in their surrounding area. This precise training helps runners reach peak potential on race day—whether that comes in the form of an actual race or the solo pursuit of a training goal—regardless of where they’re located. At Embarc, we believe that face time translates into better relationships, so while we’ll be remote all summer, we’ll likely have a few calls each week to talk progress, running, and whatever else comes to mind!

Job Description

Embarc is looking for a Front-End Developer who can combine the art of design with the art of programming. Responsibilities will include revamping our minimum viable product’s (both iOS and Android) front-end to a more aesthetically pleasing format. You will work as the liaison between graphical design and technical implementation, taking an active role on both sides and helping to decide how the application looks as well as how it works.


  • Build reusable code and libraries for future use.
  • Create UI/UX designs and ensure their technical feasibility.
  • Optimize application for maximum speed and scalability.
  • Assure that all user input is validated before submitting to API.
  • Collaborate with other team members and stakeholders.

Skills And Qualifications

  • Proficient understanding of JavaScript – Dart preferred.
  • Proficient understanding of hybrid mobile frameworks (i.e. React-Native, NativeScript, Flutter).
  • Good understanding of asynchronous request handling, partial page updates, and AJAX.
  • Basic knowledge of image authoring tools, to be able to crop, resize, or perform small adjustments on an image. Familiarity with tools such as Gimp or Photoshop is a plus.
  • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools, such as GIT

If you’re interested, please contact

Remote – Early-Stage Startup – Coder

Incoming Duke student seeking an experienced coder (CS major) who is interested in developing the MVP of a native iOS app. Wireframe, business plan, and validation of app’s potential have already been completed and are ready to be implemented. Remote work; time commitment is significant – (TBD based upon student’s analysis of work after reading RFP). Open to compensation arrangements. The app is an inventory-based software with data base and camera integration as key aspects. Software will require cloud data incorporation. Detailed RFP to be provided upon signing an NDA. Significant UX and visual design experience preferred.

If interested, please contact Dominic Matthew Scola and Brett Scola at or

Durham, NC – Momentum – Coding Bootcamp

Intro to Momentum

Momentum is a coding bootcamp located in Durham, North Carolina. We are the launch pad for your tech career journey, whether you’re just starting out or already work as a developer. We collaboratively provide relevant skills training focused on the needs of the technology industry and the modern workplace. Our full-time Software Engineering Immersive course is designed to teach you the skills you need to work as a professional web developer.

Marketing Intern

Join Momentum’s marketing team for a challenging and rewarding marketing internship! In this role, you’ll work collaboratively with the marketing team to help in the development of the Momentum brand through a variety of channels, leveraging copy-writing and tech/engineering skills. Here you’ll work with the industry’s best to evolve the coding bootcamp industry and discover the impact of technology and learning how to code.

Role & Responsibilities

  • Develop creative website, blog, and social content, leveraging copy-writing skills, social media experience, and understanding of coding and technology
  • Assist in developing creative solutions for the brand website, present to internal teams and implement updates leveraging coding/technology skills
  • Explore, evaluate and present emerging marketing, technology and coding bootcamp tools and trends and recommend actions to maximize opportunities for Momentum
  • Work closely with the Marketing Specialist, internal teams and vendors to strategize for a premier event at a major tech industry conference to support brand awareness goals
  • Responsible for tracking performance metrics, organizing data, and implementing optimization plans to ensure weekly goals are met

If interested, please contact:

Durham, NC – Duke University – Arts Administration Fellow

Job Description

Arts Administration Fellow for Duke Arts (Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts)

Occupational Summary

This arts administration fellow will provide a variety of program and communications support for Duke Arts and Rubenstein Arts Center initiatives, with a focus on supporting planning for DEMAN (Duke Entertainment, Media & Arts Network) events and recurring Ruby programs (such as Ruby Fridays, Ruby Recharge, arts projects) as needed. The Arts Administration Fellow will also support marketing and communications for DEMAN-related events, and also assist the Arts Communications Specialist and Arts Communications Director with managing the Creative Arts Student Teams, a cohort of roughly 8 undergraduates who support Duke Arts during the academic year. The position is part of a small, collaborative team and reports to the Senior Director for Arts Engagement and Partnerships. This position is limited to recent Duke graduates and may be renewed for one additional year. General office duties will also be required.

Work Performed

DEMAN Programs Support

  • Support the annual DEMAN Weekend by helping to coordinate alumni sessions, alumni, student and faculty/staff outreach and other logistics
  • Assist in facilitating DEMAN & Donuts and Guac & Talks evening meet-ups for students and creative professionals, including booking guests and locations, as well as coordinating other event details
  • Assist in StudioDuke programming, student outreach, and event management
  • Assist the Senior Director of Arts Engagement with Duke Arts outreach programming across campus, including Artstigators, Media-ville, Mural Durham and more
  • Assist in managing travel for DEMAN Weekend alumni speakers
  • Assist in updating and managing the DEMAN Lounge and DEMAN Weekend webpages on
  • Assist in scheduling monthly “Team DEMAN” meetings and coordination of mini-teams in the months leading up to the annual DEMAN Arts & Media Weekend (typically the first weekend in November)
  • Assist in curricular and co-curricular outreach with DEMAN partners throughout the year,  including designing and sending targeted emails
  • Assist in student ambassador outreach and marketing of DEMAN with student organizations, while coordinating with the Creative Arts Student Teams (CASTs) to provide additional support

Duke Arts Communications Support

  • Working with the Arts Communications Specialist and Creative Arts Student Team members (CASTs), post social media updates and assist with managing the social calendar for all Duke Arts channels
  • Under the direction of the Arts Communications Director, execute marketing strategies in support of DEMAN and Ruby programs, in collaboration with the Arts Communications Specialist and CAST members
  • Assist with DEMAN program-related updates on and

Rubenstein Arts Center Programs Support

  • Occasionally update on-site promotional material as needed, including digital flyers, print materials, and A-frame sign inserts
  • Assist with room set up, taking attendance, and email sign up at weekly Ruby Fridays and Ruby Recharge events
  • Provide miscellaneous logistics support for visiting artists at the Rubenstein Arts Center as needed 

Required Qualifications

Education and training: Candidates must have received a bachelor’s degree from Duke University within the past three years. Major field is open, but demonstrated interest in the arts, public programs or community engagement is preferred.

Experience: Evidence of experience in event management or leadership in student organizations. Experience in the arts and working in an office environment with competing priorities preferred.

Required Skills: Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite; excellent oral and written communication skills; social media expertise. Ability to excel as an independent and flexible worker who easily adapts to evolving needs. Diplomatic interpersonal skills appropriate to working with undergraduate students, faculty, administrators, parents, alumni and visiting artists. Experience with WordPress and Squarespace to assist with program- and event-related website updates is preferred. Experience with design platforms such as the Adobe Suite is preferred.

Minimum Qualifications


Work requires communications, analytical and organizational skills generally acquired through completion of a bachelor’s degree program.


None required beyond education (or an equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience).

Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.


Durham, NC – Helium – Sports Marketing Intern

Sports Marketing Intern

Helium Agency

We are looking for an enthusiastic intern to join our sports marketing agency and provide creative assistance with marketing and content creation projects, both for us and our clients. Helium Agency is based in Durham, N.C., and works with media outlets including Prep Baseball Report and D1 Baseball, as well as brands like Dick’s Sporting Goods, Mizuno and Wilson.

You will work with our Director of Digital Operations and the rest of our team in preparing and curating digital marketing content for our clients. Your contribution will help develop, expand and maintain email and social media channels for us and our partners. You will gain skills and experience in digital marketing and content creation, and learn about digital media, sales and marketing strategies. You’ll get experience in writing and editing, creating effective social media and web content, and optimizing and organizing it.

The position is available immediately, and runs through the end of the year. In a perfect world the person in this position would work in our Durham, N.C., office, but we will also consider candidates who would work remotely.

Responsibilities (These touch on some of the key needs but should not be considered all-encompassing)
● Create social media and website graphics
○ Finding images online
○ Editing images
○ Using images to create graphics, or creating standalone graphics
● Edit and create audio and video content
○ Taking podcast audio and turning it into short video clips
○ Clipping together short videos for use on social media or other
● Create, edit and organize web content
○ Internal linking
○ Image editing
○ Basic SEO optimization
● Support the Director of Digital Operations in daily administrative tasks

● Strong desire to learn along with professional drive
● Excellent verbal and written communication skills
● Experience with social media platforms beyond simply posting
● Experience with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Premier, Spark preferred
● Experience with WordPress is a plus
● Knowledge of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) principles is a plus

Hours: Part time, estimated 15-20 hours per week

Compensation: Hourly payment and/or university credit (if applicable)

Interested? Email a cover letter and resume to

San Francisco – Contrary – Accelerator

Please check out this message from Contrary!

My name is Thomas Williford, and I’m a team member at Contrary – we’re a university-focused venture fund backed by founders of Facebook, Tesla, Reddit, and many others. I wanted to send you a note to let you know that we released applications for our summer accelerator earlier this month.

For the past three years, we’ve spent every summer building alongside 12 of the top companies across the country in San Francisco. 90% of our teams raise follow-on rounds, with the vast majority coming from top-tier funds like Sequoia and Founders Fund. If you’d be open to sharing the blurb listed below the line with any relevant founders or channels you know in your network, we’d appreciate it. We hope it’s a great opportunity for anyone growing a venture at Duke!

Let me know if you have any questions – thanks!

Thomas Williford

Contrary is a network-driven venture fund backed by the founders of Tesla, Reddit, Facebook, and many more. We run a summer accelerator for recent grads and current students from June 15th – early September. Apply today to be considered for a summer accelerator that provides…

  • Up to $500k in funding
  • Office hours and workshops with top entrepreneurs like Ryan Hoover (ProductHunt), Leah Busque (TaskRabbit), and Andrew Chen (a16z)
  • An end-of-summer Demo Day that last year resulted in 90% of teams raising capital, with most raising from top-tier funds including Sequoia, Founders Fund, Kleiner Perkins, and more.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until April 1st. The earlier you apply, the better.

Apply at or reach out to for more info.

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