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In 1990, a group of UNC-Chapel Hill undergraduate students created the APPLES Service-Learning program, believing that service to the community could enhance their academic courses and expand the realm of learning far beyond the traditional classroom. APPLES is a program of the Carolina Center for Public Service, a pan-university center engaging and supporting the faculty, students and staff of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in meeting the needs of North Carolina and beyond. APPLES undergraduate student programs include alternative breaks, service-learning internships, fellowships, courses, and the Service-Learning Initiative.

APPLES works to provide a variety of transformative academic service-learning experiences for undergraduate students at Carolina. The graduate student will help support these programs through advertising, community partnerships, leadership development, program management, and evaluation.

About the position

The graduate assistant will work with internships and committees from other service-learning programs. The work will be a combination of advising, administration, and program support. The graduate assistant will have the following responsibilities:

• Participate and co-facilitate fall and spring program leadership transition retreats
• Advise Internship co-chairs and committees through the internship planning and implementation process
• Attend meetings for internship leadership teams
• Assist with leadership development training and workshops for APPLES student development
• Oversee finances and logistical coordination of internship planning by student leaders
• TA for weekly spring semester internship course (attend as needed) offered through the School of Social Work
• Update the website and CCPS portal as needed for internships
• Attend APPLES organizer fall and spring retreats
• Track courses data/information
• Further develop program assessment
• Assist with community partner outreach for internships
• Provide supplemental support for other Carolina Center for Public Service programs as needed

Hours and Salary

The position is expected to begin in August 2024 and end in May 2025. It is expected that the graduate program assistant will work 20 hours per week for a salary of $20,000.


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 highly 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. Experience in advising and group facilitation is preferred.

To apply

Interested students should sent a resume and cover letter to with the subject line: “GA Internship Application” by June 2, 2024.

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