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The Graduate School is seeking an experienced graduate student web developer intern for 2017-2018.


Assist the Graduate School’s web manager with development and maintenance of Graduate School web sites and web applications. Primary responsibilities will include optimizing and refactoring PHP applications and debugging JavaScript code, with additional technical assignments added as needed.

Required qualifications:

  1. Proficiency with HTML + JavaScript + PHP
  2. Experience debugging JavaScript
  3. Experience building WordPress websites
  4. Web design experience, understanding of web standards including XHTML/HTML5 + CSS
  5. Ability to work in an Windows and/or Linux environment when needed
  6. Strong written and oral communication skills
  7. Ability to take initiative and work independently to meet deadlines

Preferred qualifications:

  1. Experience working with MySQL or other relational databases
  2. Understanding of accessibility standards and usability best practices
  3. Understanding of factors related to web page performance and how to optimize page load
  4. Ability to troubleshoot and research potential solutions to unique challenges
  5. Experience working with RegEx, Python, XML and/or JSON data
  6. Experience with the Apache web server


This position requires 15-20 hours of work per week during the academic semesters for a doctoral student or 12-15 hours a week for a master’s student. Work schedule and location are both flexible.


This Research Assistant position includes a stipend, tuition, health insurance and fees. You will have the opportunity to work as a vital member of The Graduate School’s team, to improve your coding skills and to build a professional-quality portfolio of work.

The Graduate School:

The Graduate School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was established in 1903 and encompasses 80-plus programs offering more than 160 different graduate degrees. The Graduate School is a pan-university administrative unit responsible for supporting approximately 8,500 doctoral and master’s degree students from admission to graduation. For more about The Graduate School:

To apply:

Send a CV/resume, cover letter and examples of relevant work experience (sample code and/or links are fine) to Rachell Underhill ( by July 14. Your cover letter should explain how your skills, experience and academic goals are a good fit for the responsibilities of this position.

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