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 – E4 Carolinas – Internship

E4 Carolinas Internship

About the project:

In order to assess the adequacy of EV charging infrastructure along hurricane evacuation routes, we will be creating a simplified traffic flow model (of a single route) that we can use to assess the performance of EV charging capacity under varying scenarios. Scenarios will vary by type of evacuation (tiered vs. unplanned), starting state-of-charge of EVs, percent of vehicles that are EVs, spatial distribution of vehicles, and charging capacity at each node. Given our research needs, we will likely use some form of agent-based model, although we have discussed the possibility of other model types as well.

 

About the position:

The position would entail contributing to model design and model parameterization through research, coding, critical feedback, and brainstorming. You would not be expected to be an expert in all of the fields listed below, but having a reasonable grasp on mathematical modeling would likely be important.

 

Recommended knowledge:

  • systems modeling (agent based models, flow models, mathematical programming/optimization, stochastic simulation, etc.)
  • transportation/traffic parameterization (vehicle flow rates, speed-density relationships, # of lanes, etc.)
  • electric vehicle and infrastructure parameterization (EV charger power ratings, vehicle efficiency, battery capacity, etc.)
  • implementing models using code (no need to be proficient in all of these): Excel + VBA, Python, R, JavaScript
    • we will probably set up the architecture in Excel so that it is easier for non-programmers to follow, but we can run the model any number of ways

How to Apply: Contact Dr. Lukas Brun at lukas.brun@duke.edu with the subject line “E4 Carolinas Intern”

NC – Duke-UNICEF Innovation Accelerator – EADS Student Worker (+more)

The Eads Family Undergraduate Research Endowment Fund provides funding to encourage undergraduate public policy majors to become involved in faculty research projects

Please apply directly to the person listed in the position description, providing a resume and explanation of your interest in the position.

Please note: to receive EADS funding over the summer, you must reside in NC. No exceptions can be made to this rule, as Duke policies dictate that EADS recipients live in NC.  Please see Student Summer Employment Questions here.

Juniors or sophomores might have an opportunity to build on the experience by choosing to write an honors thesis.

Duke-UNICEF Innovation Accelerator
Faculty: Matthew Nash
Reports to: Taylor Conger
Apply to: taylor.conger@duke.edu

The Duke-UNICEF Innovation Accelerator (DUIA), housed at Duke’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative, supports social entrepreneurs solving the most pressing water, sanitation, and hygiene challenges facing children and youth across Africa. The EADS student worker will help improve DUIA’s overall communications and program strategy through active research. Specifically, working to improve DUIA’s social media presence and raising the profile of our innovators through social media, increasing the number and quality of DUIA blogs, and exploring other vehicles for telling the DUIA story and the stories of our innovators. Students will also help in the planning and execution of virtual site visits with DUIA innovators, support the planning and execution of DUIA events including skill-building webinars, particularly the 2021 Fall Virtual Forum on Social Innovation, and improve our mentorship program strategy.

Other available positions can be found here.

Remote – Duke UNICEF Innovation Accelerator – Design Internship

Duke-UNICEF Innovation Accelerator Design Project – Spring 2021 

This short-term, project-based, non-paid internship is offered by the Duke-UNICEF Innovation Accelerator (DUIA) at the Duke Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative (Duke I&E) in partnership with Lily Health, a DUIA supported organization in Kenya, as an appointment from February 1 – April 30, 2021. The appointment may be shorter depending on the needs of Lily Health and the availability of the student/students. 

This DUIA intern(s) will work with Lily Health to improve digital content. The intern(s) will use an iterative and hypothesis-driven design process to design modules of content to help women learn about fertility and improve chances of healthy conception. The objectives of the product design are: 

  • To make it pleasurable for a customer to spend 5 to 10 minutes a day learning about fertility
  • For the customer to be motivated to pursue healthy, fertility-boosting, behaviors as a result of using the product. 

This project is ideal for anyone interested in psychology, behavioral design, behavioral economics, or similar fields. 

COMPENSATION 

This internship is unpaid but offers access to the resources at Duke I&E and DUIA. 

APPOINTMENT TIMELINE 

This appointment is flexible but preferred from February 1 – April 30, 2021. This project will require a minimum of 8 hours per week. 

QUALIFICATIONS 

This internship is intended to support any Duke University students. Students must be enrolled full time, but may be in any program. 

Candidates must have a demonstrated proficiency in digital product design. Preference will be given to candidates with an interest in social entrepreneurship and/or MHH. 

APPLICATION 

Please submit a 1 paragraph statement of interest, alongside resume/CV for consideration to Madison Alexander at madison.alexander@duke.edu.

Remote – Duke UNICEF Innovation Accelerator – Marketing Internship

Duke-UNICEF Innovation Accelerator Marketing Project – Spring 2021 

This short-term, project-based, non-paid internship is offered by the Duke-UNICEF Innovation Accelerator (DUIA) at the Duke Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative (Duke I&E) in partnership with Lily Health, a DUIA supported organization in Kenya, as an appointment from February 1 – April 30, 2021. The appointment may be shorter depending on the needs of Lily Health and the availability of the student/students. 

This DUIA intern(s) will work with Lily Health to improve customer acquisition. Lily Health receives 1000’s of expressions of interest (leads) from potential customers each week. The intern(s) will design an efficient retargeting campaign across digital channels to convert these leads into customers (Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Facebook groups, Pinterest, Instagram, Google Ad Networks, Email, and SMS). This project is ideal for someone that wants hands-on experience with results-driven digital marketing, is comfortable using data, and has marketing experience or training. 

COMPENSATION 

This internship is unpaid but offers access to the resources at Duke I&E and DUIA. 

APPOINTMENT TIMELINE 

This appointment is flexible but preferred from February 1 – April 30, 2021. This project will require a minimum of 8 hours per week. 

QUALIFICATIONS 

This internship is intended to support any Duke University students. Students must be enrolled full time, but may be in any program. 

Candidates must have a demonstrated proficiency in digital marketing. Preference will be given to candidates with an interest in social entrepreneurship and/or MHH. 

APPLICATION 

Please submit a 1 paragraph statement of interest, alongside resume/CV for consideration to Madison Alexander at madison.alexander@duke.edu.

Remote – Snatch – Marketing Director

SNATCH

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, qh42@duke.edu  (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.

Responsibilities

  • 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 Kevin.Cergol@duke.edu

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, www.leadprogram.org

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 m.keith.daniel@duke.edu. 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: https://www.dukeaml.com/ThePhoenixProject

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: https://undergraduateresearch.duke.edu/

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 mattscola4@gmail.com or brettscola@gmail.com.

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