Welcome to the Gillings School’s Job Postings page. If you would like to post a job, please use our Internal Jobsite Posting Request Form. The purpose of this page is to advertise short term opportunities for students in the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill area. Work-Study positions should be advertised on the Office of Scholarships and Student Aid’s JobX website. Permanent, full-time positions, including positions for recent graduates, should be advertised in Handshake.

Information on Email Scams
Recently, the Information Security Office has been alerted to an uptick in attempts to gather personal information from students via fake job offers purporting to be from research employment opportunities.
Here are some tips to help you sort out whether a job offer solicited via email is legitimate or not (here’s a clue: they’re usually not).

  • The employer contacted you and you never contacted them.
  • The pay offered is above average for the position.
  • Online interviews are conducted via instant messaging services.
  • You are asked to provide confidential information either via email or the creation of an account online.
  • Payment is required to participate in the hiring process.
  • There is a sense of urgency or a time requirement for immediate action on your part.
  • It just feels “off.”

If you receive suspicious e-mails like this, please alert the service desk via 919-962-HELP or help.unc.edu before taking any other actions.

Job Postings

TitleLocationStartEndHours/WeekSalary/StipendApplication DeadlineHow to ApplyRoles/ResponsibilitiesQualifications/Education Requirements
APPLES Graduate Program AssistantChapel Hill, NCAugust 2021April or May 202212-15 hrs/wk$14,000 04/14/21Interested students should sent a resume and cover letter to apples@unc.edu with the subject line: “GA Application” by April 14, 2021.The graduate program assistant will work with up to 16 alternative break experiences through fall (AFB), winter (AWB), and spring (ASB) break programs as well as committees from other service-learning programs. Read more/less.
The work will be a combination of advising, administration, and program support. The graduate assistant will have the following responsibilities:
-Participate in fall and spring program leadership transition retreats
-Advise AFB, AWB, and ASB co-chairs and co-leaders through the break planning and implementation process
-Attend weekly-bi-weekly meetings for AFB, AWB, ASB leadership teams
-Assist with leadership development training and workshops for APPLES student development
-Oversee finances and logistical coordination of break program planning by student leaders
-TA for weekly fall semester break leader course and attend weekly spring semester ASB lecture (and recitations as needed) offered through Gillings School of Public Health
-Attend APPLES organizer fall and spring retreats
-Further develop program assessment
-Assist with community partner outreach for internships and courses
-Provide supplemental support for other Carolina Center for Public Service programs as available.
Enrollment in a UNC graduate program and an interest in service-learning are required. Read more/less.
Experience with nonprofit organizations, including familiarity with program evaluation, curriculum development and student leadership development is preferred. Excellent writing, computer, and organizational skills are required. The individual must enjoy working in a collaborative environment with undergraduate students, campus departments, and community organizations. Teaching experience or experience in advising and group facilitation is preferred.
Advancement Graduate AssistantRemote/Chapel Hill, NCApril 2021March 202210-20 hrs/wk, potential for increased hours over the summer$20/hr04/16/21Email cover letter, resume or CV, two references (names and contact information) to email.sph@unc.edu by April 16, 2021.Project & Program Management
• Support selected Alumni Association Board committees and task forces with a primary focus on the Inclusive Excellence Alumni Committee. Read more/less.
Additional committees include the Fundraising and Awards Committees. Develop committee materials and oversee development of agendas to ensure that topics are timely, appropriate, relevant and designed to optimize interaction. Identify and provide appropriate background materials. Manage follow-up.
• Independently manage multiple project timelines as well as staff and lead implementation efforts for alumni engagement.
• Develop and execute plans for deeper engagement of both domestic and international alumni through events and strategic communications.
• Manage miscellaneous projects related to the Alumni Association.
• Opportunity to interact, network and build positive relationships with alumni, University colleagues, donors and volunteers.
• Work independently as well as in partnership with Advancement and through collaboration with communications and marketing teams to increase awareness of the Gillings School, its brand, and its activities through the development of effective, creative and professional engagement campaigns.
• Develop content and distribute information important to SPH alumni, faculty, staff and students in a timely and accurate manner through various media channels including newsletters, website and social media. The Graduate Assistant also provides general miscellaneous administrative support such as scheduling meetings and taking minutes as needed.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Must be currently enrolled as a UNC Gillings graduate student.

Preferred Qualifications and Experience: Read more/less.

• Demonstrated experience in program management.
• Strong initiative to ensure work products and solutions that are on time and to a high standard.
• Understanding and sensitivity to diversity and cultural differences; ability to work effectively with diverse individuals.
• Proficiency using Microsoft Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel; experience with InDesign, Photoshop.
• Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
• Customer-service oriented with high integrity and ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.
• Strong organizational skills, including the ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
• Capacity to perform in the fast-paced, high-profile, complex environment of a public university.
• Experience working with volunteers, boards and/or committees is preferred.
• Interest in supporting the Gillings School’s inclusive excellence efforts.
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) InternRemoteSummer - 06/01/21;
Fall - Flexible
Internships can range in duration from 3 months – 1 yearFlexible - Positions may be full or part-timeUnpaidSummer - 04/16/21;
Fall - 07/30/21
Please email your resume and cover letter to Neelam Salman, J.D., Civil Rights Analyst, Civil Rights Coordination & Compliance (CRCC) at NSalman@hrsa.gov.The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Office for Civil Rights, Diversity, and Inclusion (OCRDI) is seeking volunteer interns to serve in the Civil Rights, Coordination, and Compliance Section (CRCC). Read more/less.
HRSA is the primary federal agency responsible for improving access to health care and enhancing health systems of care for the tens of millions of people who are geographically isolated and/or economically or medically vulnerable. CRCC assists recipients of HRSA funding in complying with federal civil rights laws through technical assistance, consultations, and research. Interns will be involved in every aspect of CRCC’s programs with opportunities to:
• Conduct research on the intersection of civil rights law, public health, and health equity;
• Create data driven approaches to promote accessibility and compliance with civil rights laws;
• Attend trainings on topics such as health equity and/or civil rights;
• Assess potential health disparities in access to quality healthcare through data analysis; and
• Develop briefs and present on emerging public health issues related to civil rights law and policy.
Candidates with a strong interest in public health and who are pursuing either an MPH or MPH/JD are encouraged to apply. CRCC is happy to support any requirements that would allow students to receive class credit for their work.
Military Health Research AssistantChapel Hill, NCAugust 2021May 202215 hrs/wk$20/hr04/23/21If interested in this opportunity, please submit a cover letter and resume to Hannah Prentice-Dunn; hannahpd@unc.edu by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 23, 2021.This Research Assistant opportunity will support the activities of a groundbreaking collaboration between the Fort Bragg Department of Public Health, Cumberland County Department of Public Health, and the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. Read more/less.

Fort Bragg, located in eastern North Carolina, is the largest military installation in the world, with 55,000 soldiers stationed at the base. An additional 150,000 family members and beneficiaries live on base and in an 8-county region surrounding Fort Bragg. For the past two years, UNC Lineberger Cancer Center has partnered with the Fort Bragg and Cumberland County Departments of Public Health to address the pressing health issues of tobacco use, healthy food access, HPV vaccinations, and COVID-19 response. We are seeking a Research Assistant for the 2021-2022 academic year to support this work. The Research Assistant will work with Lieutenant Colonel Teresa Pearce, Director of the Fort Bragg Department of Public Health, Dr. Kurt Ribisl, Professor and Chair of Health Behavior, and Hannah Prentice-Dunn from the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. The Military Health Research Assistant will:
• Support the research and practice activities of a 5-year, CDC National Tobacco Control Program grant to reduce the tobacco use rate on Fort Bragg from 26-17% by 2025.
• Work with UNC and Fort Bragg leaders to implement HPV vaccinations as routine care across base.
• Collect relevant information and resources to support Fort Bragg’s COVID-19 response and vaccination rollout.
• Work with the UNC and Fort Bragg teams to connect with national Military health leaders across the country to disseminate this work. This is an excellent opportunity to gain hands-on public health experience, and to learn about the most pressing health issues in the US military.
Education: The position should have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in public health, social sciences, or related area. Read more/less.

Qualifications & Experience Requirements: This position requires a substantial capacity to work independently in a complex, fast-paced research environment. The candidate must possess excellent verbal, written, organizational, and interpersonal skills. The candidate must possess the ability to work in teams and independently. The candidate must be attentive to detail, organized, and able to seek advice when project concerns arise.
Vaping Prevention Resource - Research AssistantChapel Hill, NCAugust 2021May 202210-15 hrs/wk$20-25/hr04/23/21For more information and to apply for this opportunity, please contact: Hannah Prentice-Dunn, Project Manager for Cancer Prevention & Control at hannahpd@unc.edu.A team of UNC researchers has developed a non-commercial, open-access website called Vaping Prevention Resource (VPR). Read more/less.

This website is led by Dr. Kurt Ribisl, Professor and Chair of Health Behavior, Dr. Seth Noar, Professor of Journalism and Media, and Hannah Prentice-Dunn, Project Manager at the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. Communities across the country are grappling with the youth vaping epidemic – with 1 in 4 U.S. high schoolers reporting that they currently vape. VPR’s goal is to respond to the vaping epidemic by empowering communities with the resources and information they need to communicate with the public about the harmful effects of vaping. Health Communication & Policy The VPR website includes key resources to help practitioners communicate with youth about the harmful effects of vaping, as well as comprehensive policy resources for stakeholders who want to advocate for change in their communities. The website includes a Media Gallery that offers free, open-access vaping prevention ads and materials for practitioners and community members to download and use. VPR also hosts a Policy Playbook for E-Cigarettes developed in Fall, 2020 in partnership with the Public Health Law Center. We are seeking a graduate student to support VPR’s continued growth and outreach to public health practitioners in the 2021-2022 academic year. Major activities:
• Support VPR’s collaboration with the Public Health Law Center to launch Version 2.0 of the Policy Playbook for E-Cigarettes in fall, 2021.
• Assist the planning and launch of a VPR newsletter to reach public health practitioners across the country.
• Work with leading vaping prevention experts at UNC and other institutions to collect and summarize best practices for public health practitioners.
• Work with the VPR team to survey public health agency websites, identify vaping prevention and cessation ads, and enter these ads into the Media Gallery database.
Education and Qualifications:
• A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in communication, public health, social sciences, or related area Read more/less.

• Must possess excellent verbal, written, organizational, and interpersonal skills
• Attentive to detail, organized, and able to seek advice when project concerns arise
• Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
• Preference will be given to candidates with graphic design experience and proficiency in related software (examples: Adobe InDesign, Canva, Adobe Photoshop)
Research Assistant - Short Term CasualRaleigh/Durham/Chapel HillFlexibleFlexible20 hrs/wk$25/hrApplications will be reviewed until the positions are filled.Please visit the following link for more information and to apply: https://opportunities.columbia.edu/en-us/job/512227/shortterm-casualThe Department of Epidemiology at the Mailman School of Public Health seeks 4 short term casuals in the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill area to assist in the data collection for a field survey focused on injury risks and alcohol use and related harm. Read more/less.
A team composed of four short term casuals will complete 6 hours’ paid training and will attend field data collection sites for approximately 4 hours on 6 occasions during 2021. The total commitment is approximately 30 hours per team member. Under direct supervision of the Project Coordinator, team members will be responsible for interacting with survey participants to obtain informed consent, administer an electronic survey, and collect process data. They will perform other related duties as assigned.
Enrollment in a master’s degree in public health program or related research field is required. Must be familiar with epidemiologic study design. Read more/less.
Must have completed training in the responsible conduct of research with human subjects. Must be available to attend all project trainings and scheduled data collection events. Must be detail-oriented, with excellent organizational, interpersonal, written and oral communication skills, and the ability to maintain the highest degree of confidentiality and diplomacy at all times.

Preferred Qualifications
-Completion of Masters’ degree in Epidemiology or similar discipline.
TitleLocationStartEndHours/WeekSalary/StipendApplication DeadlineHow to ApplyRoles/ResponsibilitiesQualifications/Education Requirements