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The Carolina Center for Public Service seeks a graduate student to serve as the APPLES Alternative Break graduate assistant for the 2019-2020 year. The graduate assistant would be responsible for working with 16 alternative break experiences through fall, winter and spring including student advising, logistical administration and program support. They will also serve as a teaching assistant for the ASB course, HBEH 610, during spring semester 2020. Please see the position description for details. Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to by March 18.

APPLES alternative breaks provide an avenue for students to perform service activities across North Carolina, the Southeast and the Mid-Atlantic. Students travel and serve the needs of a different community while also making lasting friendships with other Carolina students. Each group is led by two undergraduate student organizers and works collaboratively to assess and address the needs of their destination community before leaving for their trip. Before, during, and after the alternative break experience, students will also have the opportunity to reflect upon their experiences and to explore deeper issues relating to the community.

Enrollment in a UNC graduate program and an interest in service-learning are required. 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 group facilitation is preferred.

Dates of employment: August 2019 – April 2020

Hours: 18 hours a week for 32 weeks

Total funding: $16,000

To apply: Send resume & cover letter to with subject line: GA Application by March 18

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