The Inaugural Marian Drane Graham Scholars Program Summer 2013
The Marian Drane Graham Scholars Program is a six-week immersive and experiential summer program designed to provide students the opportunity to develop leadership skills and a better understanding of key issues facing public higher education.
The program is open to rising juniors and seniors attending one of the sixteen constituent institutions of higher education in the University of North Carolina. Scholars will be mentored by UNC leadership, spend time in the UNC General Administration offices in Chapel Hill, NC, travel to at least five UNC campuses (each scholar’s home campus), visit with key policy leaders in state government and businesses, and meet with UNC General Administration staff in Washington, DC.
Scholars will also have the opportunity to work in a state government agency approximately fifteen to twenty hours per week to further their knowledge of how higher education impacts the state of North Carolina.
Finally, the Scholars will, in conjunction with their faculty sponsor at their home institution, develop and present a capstone project outlining the role of higher education in North Carolina from experiences in the agency placement. Through these experiences, it is anticipated that each scholar will develop a deep appreciation for the complexities of higher education and state government and an understanding of key policy issues.
The position carries a stipend of $3000.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities for Internship Placement: Strong project management or organizational skills; Research, editing, and proofreading skills; Ability to work as a team where ongoing collaboration is a must; Ability to handle multiple projects and deal with uncertainty; Ability to contribute individually and participate in cross-functional teams; Proficiency with MS Office Suite.
Students from all academic disciplines may apply, but applicants must meet the following minimum criteria: Be a rising junior or senior pursuing their bachelor’s degree from a constituent institution within the University of North Carolina with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0; Have a faculty sponsor at the scholar’s home institution that is willing to assist in development of a capstone project; Have a passion for how higher education in North Carolina relates to our future and to policy, local and federal government policy, the military, financial aid, and/or economic development; Be willing and able to live in apartment-style housing on the campus of North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC, from May 11 through June 23, 2013.
Please submit a resume, letter of interest, a letter of recommendation from your faculty sponsor, and unofficial transcripts to Dr. Karrie Dixon, Associate Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than January 30, 2013 at 5pm. Should there be any questions prior to this date, please contact John Johnston at email@example.com. Candidates chosen for an interview will be notified by Monday, February 11, 2013. Interviews will take place February 14 – 21, 2013. Up to five Scholars will be selected and notified on Friday, March 1, 2013. The anticipated start date is Monday, May 13, 2013 and end date of Friday, June 21, 2013.
Information courteous of The University of North Carolina General Administration.
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