Updated: 13 days ago
Location: Durham, NORTH CAROLINA

Duke University:

Duke University was created in 1924 through an indenture of trust by James Buchanan Duke. Today, Duke is regarded as one of America’s leading research universities. Located in Durham, North Carolina, Duke is positioned in the heart of the Research Triangle, which is ranked annually as one of the best places in the country to work and live. Duke has more than 15,000 students who study and conduct research in its 10 undergraduate, graduate and professional schools. With about 40,000 employees, Duke is the third largest private employer in North Carolina, and it now has international programs in more than 150 countries.

Occupational Summary

This position will provide thought leadership and project management support for the 2022-2023 Bass Connections project team, Strengthening Partnerships Between Durham Public Schools and Local Universities.

This team, which includes faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students working together, will seek to build a strong foundation of social science research on how local universities can relate to Durham Public Schools in ethical and imaginative ways. 

The administrative intern will report to the faculty project leader.

Work Performed

The intern will help organize the team and keep the team moving forward by:

  • Helping to set the overall vision and goals to guide the project direction
  • Training students in relevant research methodologies
  • Facilitating the engagement of students
  • Working with the team to set milestones and a timeline for the project
  • Tracking progress towards milestones
  • Identifying problems in the team’s operations and filter those up accordingly
  • Corresponding with external partners
  • Identifying opportunities to share the team’s work
  • Organizing site visit logistics
  • Supporting assessment for undergraduate student work

  • Strong background in research
  • Experience working with public school communities
  • Demonstrated ability to connect with diverse groups of faculty, administrators and students


This is a temporary, hourly position that will be available through the end of this project. Hourly compensation will be commensurate with the candidate’s experience.

Minimum Qualifications




Degrees, Licensures, Certifications


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