Category: Opportunities at Duke (Page 1 of 3)

These opportunities are not jobs and are typically not paid, but they would serve as great experience opportunities. They are offered consistently every year.

Remote – Snatch – Marketing Director


Marketing Director Position

 eBay for your school.

Snatch is a marketplace app, where students can sell or buy their products–from notes, books, to furniture–with students from the same university. We have developed an app scheduled to launch in December and have established as an internationally incorporated company.

Now, we wish to start sharing our product with fellow college students and are excited to proceed with the marketing phase of our startup! We currently have a marketing team at UPENN and are actively recruiting for marketing directors at Duke. Please see the details below for the role and do not hesitate to reach out with any questions!

You will be

  • Driving the marketing portion during the launch of the app at Duke
  • Managing app’s social media accounts and developing a strong social media presence
  • Help conduct beta testing for the app next semester
  • Designing promotional material (experience in design is a plus!)

You’d be a great fit for this role if you

  • Are passionate about the problem we are trying to solve and excited to launch a startup
  • Have previous marketing experience or business mindset (optional)
  • Have social media knowledge and Duke student life knowledge

Please email me,  (Abby Huang), if you are interested and we can schedule a call to discuss more in detail!

Remote – Embarc – Front-End Developer Intern

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

If you are interested in this role, please email Kevin Cergol

Remote – Duke LEADership Summer Business Institute – Resident Teaching Advisor for Virtual Learning Program

Duke University, Fuqua School of Business

SBI Program Dates: June 22 – July 3

LEADership Summer Business Institute Mission:

The LEADership Summer Business Institute hosts 30 high-ability, rising high school seniors from all over the U.S., Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. We strive to address education access and excellence by establishing a cross- sector collaborative of corporate, government agency, higher education, and non- profit partnerships that focus on identifying and developing high potential youth of diverse backgrounds into high achievers and responsible leaders. For more information about LEAD visit,

RTA Job Description:

The program hosts 30 scholars who are rising high school seniors. The resident teaching advisor ensures the safety, well-being and academic success of the summer institute high school participants as they learn about business as a career field. The RTA is responsible for supervising their cohort of program participants online Monday thru Friday with availability from 10am – 8pm EDT, with check in availability on weekends for the duration of the program. The resident teaching advisors report to the Program and Operations Directors.

Job Description: The Resident Teaching Advisor (RTA) is responsible for supervising the program’s participants to ensure their safety, well-being, and progress in learning about business as a career field.

Stipend: $850.00 per week.

Personal Conduct, Meetings, and Conditions of Employment: Resident Teaching Advisors are always paid staff and expected to demonstrate integrity and to be professional RTAs are role models for the LEAD scholars and are basically always on duty. RTAs are required to:

  1. Committed to attend all online/virtual sessions with scholars for the duration of the program;
  2. Be responsible and committed educators and provide guidance and support to scholars
  3. Oversee scholar’s settling-in process and helps with student orientation program.
  1. Exercise common sense and mature, good judgment in their relationship with LEAD institute scholars
  2. Work cooperatively with scholars, fellow resident teaching advisors, LEAD administrators and faculty by coordinating LEAD activities, competitions assignments and shared tasks.
  3. Work with fellow RTAs and participate programming, classroom and extracurricular activities to complement the academic program and provide participants with a rich, full experience.
  4. Attend and contribute to regularly scheduled staff meetings with the Curriculum/Operations Director’s and other program staff to report on program and scholars activities and issues. Give suggestions for preventing and managing concerns and problems. Work with LEAD administrators to work to avoid crises and emergencies.
  5. Assume additional administrative roles as needed by the Curriculum/Operations Director.
  6. Ensure the well-being of the LEAD scholars, respect one self, respect others and be an impeccable role model.
  7. Overall responsibility to maintain safety and well-being of scholars throughout program. Supervises and manages appropriate conduct and behavior of scholars;
  8. Attending regular RTA training sessions.
  9. Attends mandatory online RTA Certification and online RTA Orientation (TBD).

We are looking for persons who are:

  • Mature, disciplined, caring, and extremely dependable
    · Juniors, Seniors and Graduate students with advising experience (highly preferred). · very positive about the Duke experience
    · In good standing academically (2.8 GPA or better)
    · Energetic and enjoy working with high school students
    · LEAD alumni (preferred, not required)
    · Leaders with quality experience working with youth especially in a virtual learning environment
    · Not enrolled in Summer School or employed during the training and program dates.
  • Email a cover letter and resume along with the names, phone numbers, and email addresses of three (3) references to: M. Keith Daniel, Program Director, Duke LEAD at Application Deadline: May 29 or until positions are filled.

Remote – Duke Phoenix Project

The Duke University Phoenix Project brings together 150 Duke students who have recently lost internships to work on end-to-end technical solutions for companies during Summer 2020 (May 26-August 7).

This program supports students seeking a meaningful summer experience despite the sudden cancellation of many programs and internships. For companies, this program offers teams of qualified Duke University students to work on valuable projects related to data science or software engineering. Please see this link for more details:

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 – 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 – 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.


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
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