Category: Opportunities at Duke (page 1 of 2)

Duke – – Campus Ambassador (a venture-backed startup) is looking for campus ambassadors to help them grow at Duke. Their platform connects college students with freelance projects at startups.

About connects students to startups for marketing, design, and developer freelance projects. These projects are a great way to build the experience you need to find internships and full-time jobs.  The work you do will create a lot of value, and help you explore what it is you want to do.

Their mission is to help students access more experience doing what you’re passionate about.  They are already at 130 campuses have helped students make more than $20,000+ by freelancing in the last few months.

If you want to get some experience in marketing/sales this is a great opportunity to get involved.  It is a paid position and requires ~2 hours a week in time.

Email the co-founder Adam ( ) or message him on the app if you are interested!

Remote – Sullivan Foundation Award School – Grant Matching Program

Sullivan Foundation Award School Matching Grant Programs

$5,000 Matching Grant

1. There are a limited number of these matching grants available and these are only open to Sullivan Award Schools and not Sullivan Schools with Endowments.

2. Sullivan will match an amount of at least $5,000. This fund may be used by your students, faculty or staff for Sullivan Programming including Ignite Retreats, Field Trips, Faculty Summits, Study Abroad and any future programming offered by the Sullivan Foundation.

3. Funds may be used for registration fees for the above indicated events only. The funds may not be used for travel costs or third-party expenses.

4. Because we want to encourage many students and faculty/staff to engage in our study abroad programming, only $1,000 per student may be used from the Fund for Study Abroad registration expenses. Matching funds may be used to pay 100% of registration fees for Sullivan Ignite Retreats, Field Trips, Faculty Summits or Gatherings. Additional programming may be added.

5. Each participating campus will be asked to appoint a campus liaison or point of contact for the Foundation. This liaison will verify the students and faculty/staff that may use the matching grant funds for their school. The liaison will also share information about Sullivan programming opportunities with students and faculty on their campus.

6. For schools that fund their match from sponsors, the Foundation will produce a professional video about the event, in which the sponsored students participate. The video will include interviews with the school’s students. The school may provide this video to the sponsor and the sponsor may use it to share their involvement in helping students and the school.

$500 Matching Grant

1. Sullivan is offering a $500 matching grant to Sullivan Award schools for students, faculty or staff that attend Sullivan programming. The student, faculty or staff match should come from a local sponsor from the business community. The goal of this matching grant initiative is to engage the school’s community in social impact giving. The funds may be applied to any Sullivan programming.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to Kevin Seddon by email at or by calling him directly at 662.816.5964. The matching funds provided by the Foundation are limited, so  the Foundation will approve participants on a first-come, first-served basis until the available matching funds are exhausted.

Multiple Locations – Teach for America: Accelerate – Internship

Accelerate internship

Teach For America is seeking the country’s boldest undergraduate leaders who are looking to be agents of change for a one-of-a-kind paid summer fellowship.

Looking for an internship where you’ll challenge inequity, elevate your leadership, and expand your network? Participate in this unique, hands-on summer opportunity through Teach For America.

Accelerate is a paid, rotational internship for rising undergraduate seniors interested in jump-starting a career in social impact. Fellows join in the fight against educational inequity alongside TFA corps members and alumni by tackling community work that intersects with education.

Travel across the country to TFA partner communities, build relationships with other college changemakers, grow professionally, and contribute to work needed immediately alongside leaders in the social and private sectors.

Why Choose Accelerate?

  • Opportunity to secure an offer to the Teach For America corps
  • Travel across the country
  • Contribute meaningfully to communities
  • Gain a deeper understanding of educational inequity
  • Meet with executives, innovators, and community leaders
  • Full compensation package, including travel, housing, and competitive salary

Any location – Contrary Capital Venture Partners – Student Venture Partner

Contrary is a university-focused venture capital fund backed by founding members from Facebook, Tesla, Reddit, and more. We invest up to $500k in the brightest university entrepreneurs, and our portfolio companies to date have raised money from top-tier investors like Sequoia and SV Angel. The investing team spans 100+ student investors across 40 schools, and we’re looking for new student Venture Partners to join the Contrary family! As a Venture Partner, you’ll seek out the best startups students are working on, make investment decisions about them, and mentor some of the top entrepreneurs in the country.

Apply at by September 27th! Applications being accepted on a rolling basis. Feel free to reach out to Michael Tan and Sherry Feng at with any questions.

Duke – Creative Arts Student Teams

Applications are now open for the Creative Arts Student Teams (CASTs) for Duke Arts! Gain professional experience and behind-the-scenes access to the Ruby. This work opportunity serves the Ruby and arts initiatives across campus in way that empowers individual CASTs to “own” their projects, provides meaningful professional development opportunities in arts administration, and fosters a sense of community among the CAST class.

Apply today!
Meet the 2018-19 CASTs.

Durham – Bass Connections – Open Design at Duke and Beyond


When we hear the word “design,” we often think about a product: the features of a technology, the look of a space, the integrity of a structure. But design also refers to a process that can be used by teams to solve deeply complex, real-world problems. And because the design process (sometimes called design thinking or a variation referred to as human-centered design) asks us to learn and demonstrate essential 21st-century skills – like collaborating with stakeholders, communicating across media, analyzing data and iterating forward, thinking boldly and creatively in the face of uncertainty – more people are starting to think about how a design mindset can be integrated into educational contexts.

Project Description

This Bass Connections project offers students a rare opportunity to help ideate and build design experiences at Duke. Students will gain content knowledge about design thinking and human-centered design, plan and execute a one-day design learning summit, build educational resources for use at Duke and beyond and help design Duke’s new Design+ Durham program. Given Duke’s commitment to interdisciplinary thinking and inclusive action, the team will build a design framework that is dedicated to an open ethos, to a design process that values and promotes access to information, inclusion, diversity, transparency and meritocracy and to collaboration and community. We call this brand of design “open design.”

Anticipated Outputs

Literature review and landscape report; open educational resources about open design for use by anyone within or beyond Duke

Student Opportunities

Ideally, this project will comprise 2-3 graduate students and 3-4 undergraduate students. Applications are welcome from all majors and disciplines. Of particular interest are students from the following disciplines: visual and media studies (graphic design, UI/UX), cultural anthropology (ethnographies), computer science and electrical and computer engineering (development cycles, agile methodologies), education (designing learning resources), innovation and entrepreneurship (innovation cycles, lean methodologies), documentary studies (storytelling), and humanities such as history, philosophy, or English (strong writing and critical thinking). Students should also understand, or be open to understanding, a growth mindset.

  • This team is seeking two undergraduate researchers to begin work in Summer 2019. Students will work part-time and may work remotely. Summer researchers will begin a literature review of prevailing human-centered design and open design theories and will create a landscape report of university offerings and other educational resources from industry, government and nonprofits. Interested students should apply as soon as possible; materials will be reviewed on a rolling basis.


Summer 2019 – Summer 2020

  • Summer 2019 (optional): Research: Small research team conducts literature review of prevailing theories and a landscape report of university offerings and other educational resources from industry, government and nonprofits
  • Fall 2019: Learn, Listen, Design: Students gain basic content knowledge about theories of design thinking and human-centered design and what educational resources are currently available; team plans and executes one-day design summit; team begins designing both educational resources about design thinking and human-centered design as well as Design+ Durham program
  • Spring 2020: Build: Team builds educational resources about design thinking and human-centered design for use at Duke and beyond
  • Summer 2020 (optional): Launch of Design+ Durham (open to all Duke students by application)


Independent study credit available for fall and spring semesters; summer funding

Apply Now

Students can apply using our online application.

Durham – Deep Visual Insights – AI

Deep Visual Insights (DVI) is a Duke startup, commercializing AI software for security camera maintenance. Security cameras are used everywhere and critical during investigations, but their view can become compromised. We provide an enterprise AI solution to quickly and accurately inspect all cameras. The software is in use at Duke and the city of Durham. DVI was founded by Prof. Jordan Malof (Pratt; Duke ECE’15) and Dr. Daniel Reichman (Duke ECE’17).Join DVI as a software development summer intern to expand the capabilities and features of the user-interface of the camera inspection software.
* 2+ years’ experience with the full stack web-development
* Knowledge of HTML, CSS/Less, Bootstrap, Javascript/jQuery, PHP, and MySQL
* Knowledge of modern UI/UX principles
* Deep appreciation for the “Don’t Repeat Yourself” coding principle
If you are interested, please contact

Washington, DC – American Council on Education – Marketing Internship

Payment: 20 hours per week; $15/hour

May be eligible for credit based on college/university assessment and requirements

Appointment: Late May – mid August; four positions available

The American Council on Education’s (ACE) represents the interests of campus executives and leaders of higher education associations and organizations, ACE provides leadership on key higher education issues and influences public policy through advocacy, research, and programmatic initiatives.

ACE’s Internship Program is a cohort experience reporting to the Office of the President, and interns are assigned to various departments throughout the Council. The program is designed to provide undergraduate and graduate students ‘real-world’ work experience within a leading national higher education association. The summer 2019 cohort will include professional development sessions with current ACE staff, a DC outing, and presentations at the conclusion of the program. The internship program is inclusive of all learners and is aligned with ACE’s Strategic Framework.

Job duties and requirements for specific internship experiences in the summer of 2019 are listed below. Applicants must be currently enrolled in, or recently completed, an undergraduate or graduate degree program.

The marketing intern will have an exciting opportunity to gain hands-on experience and knowledge to advance their academic goals in the field of marketing communications. The marketing intern will gain a better understanding of the higher education nonprofit marketing space and build positive professional/networking relationships. The marketing internship provides an opportunity to apply academic learning of the marking communication discipline to actual practice in ACE’s marketing department. The three main areas of focus for the internship are data analytics, research, and social media. The intern will learn about and provide support for the CRM (customer relationship management) system, the email deployment tool (Microsoft Dynamics), email marketing, and ACE annual meeting 2020.

Application Process

At ACE we promote public policies and institutional practices that provide affordable, high-quality post-secondary education opportunities for all and we believe that flexible pathways support learners in their pursuit of completion. We are interested in hearing about your path. In no more than 500 words, respond to one of the following short-answer essay questions.

  • What are some paths to post-secondary education, including your own?
  • What will be your path to completing your degree and what challenges and/or privileges have you had along the way?

Please upload your resume/CV and short-answer essay during the application process through the employment section of our website Please indicate the specific internship experience that is aligned with your interests when prompted during the application process. Review of applicants will begin immediately and selections will be made in April.

Raleigh, Durham – StartIQ – Full Stack Developer Internship

Hi everyone,

We are two faculty members at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business who are experts in the researching entrepreneurship. With support from the Kauffman Foundation, we are building software to help entrepreneurs develop their business ideas. This project, StartIQ, will require a full stack developer.

We would like to hire someone right away.  Students with the following skills should apply

  • Previous experience developing webapps
  • Experience with NODE framework
  • Develop front-end applications in React JS
  • Develop back-end APIs in Node JS
  • Database development in MongoDB
  • React JS / Node JS / Rest API / JavaScript / HTML / CSS / Bootstrap
  • Strong debugging, problem solving skills.
  • Good front-end skills with good understanding of UI frameworks

Please send a note to with a copy of your CV and a short description of your skills and examples of prior work.

Thank you,
Aaron Chatterji and Sharique Hasan

Duke – Innovation Co-Lab – Student Employees

Innovation Co-Lab Hiring Student Employees

Marketing Specialist
Tech Consultant

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