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Global Partnership and Programs Internship 2021-22

The Global Partnership and Programs team shapes and promotes the global activity of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill through support of partnerships; academic, co-curricular, and cultural programs; communications, and events. The office works with units across campus to establish agreements with partner institutions; host and prepare incoming and outgoing international visitors and delegations; maintain the UNC Global website, social media channels and promotions; and host global events in the FedEx Global Education Center, on campus and worldwide. Global Partnership and Programs is also a resource for UNC units on international relations and protocol.

The Global Partnership and Programs team is accepting applications from students for a 2021-2022 academic year internship.


The communications responsibilities of the Global Partnership and Programs intern include creating content for UNC Global’s social media channels; writing and editing internal and external communications such as news stories, marketing materials, and briefings; and writing content for Additionally, interns will help plan and manage a variety of events with a global focus, including lectures, film screenings, conferences and dinners/receptions. Interns also provide assistance with visiting delegations from both the U.S. and abroad, and provide support for the administrative needs of the Global Partnership and Programs team. This position may at times interact with guests of the University and high-level administrators. Some work may be conducted remotely, however students are expected to be available to complete their hours in-person.


The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented, dedicated, dependable and creative. Web content management, media and journalism and graphic design skills are a plus. Global Partnership and Programs is seeking candidates with excellent editing and writing skills, familiarity with style guidelines such as the AP Stylebook and the Chicago Manual of Style, and an interest in global studies or international education. Candidates must also have strong organizational skills, the ability to learn new systems quickly with training, a collaborative work ethic and ability to work independently, sensitivity to cultural differences, and a pleasant and positive demeanor.

Preferred candidates will have some experience related to the core responsibilities listed in the job description. Photography or design skills are a plus. We encourage students from diverse backgrounds and majors to apply, particularly students who have had limited opportunities to pursue paid or unpaid work related to their career interests, formal mentoring, or leadership positions.

Hours and Compensation

Approximately 10 hours per week is expected. The hourly rate is $11-12/hour.

To apply: Send a writing sample no longer than two pages, cover letter, and resume via email to Emmy Grace, interim program manager, at Applications that are missing any of these materials will not be considered. Please ensure your application materials are saved with your first and last name in the file name. Applicants are encouraged to apply by Sept. 10, but applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Federal Work-Study students should apply via JobX.