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Student opportunities - community outreach and engagement

UNC Lineberger is committed to training the next generation of the public health workforceThe Office of Community Outreach and Engagement (COE) has a history of collaborating with talented undergraduate and graduate students to further the mission of our cancer center. COE values the fresh perspective students bring to our work. 

Quote from student Katherine Gora Combs "My time as a capstone student with COE was one of my favorite experiences as a master’s student at UNC! The opportunity to apply the skills I had learned in the classroom to real-world problems was very valuable. I learned so much from the supportive COE staff and the experience was a wonderful complement to my academic training. I would highly recommend working with COE if you have the opportunity!"


  • Summer internship or practicum
  • Research assistantship that spans a semester or academic year
  • Drafting a survey that will be used to better understand the unmet needs of cancer survivors in North Carolina 
  • Designing and writing website content for the Patients and Researchers Together Program aimed to increase tissue donation for cancer research  
  • Creating a communications and marketing plan to support the Cancer Research Equity and Advocacy Through Engagement initiative 
  • Conducting a needs assessment of researchers and patient advocates in order to identify opportunities to enhance collaboration 
  • Abstract publications  
  • Poster presentations at national conferences 
  • COE Summer Student Showcase presentations to faculty and staff 
  • Host a centralized on-boarding via a “kick off” event that includes an introduction to Lineberger and COE 
  • Invite students to attend weekly COE team meetings 
  • Invite students to showcase their work via a presentation at a COE team meeting, where we celebrate their accomplishments 

COE student job opportunities are announced in the following ways (please note summer opportunities are posted March-May):

Job announcements will be made on an ongoing basis as positions become available, and positions will remain open until filled.

To join our email distribution list, please complete the Student Interest Survey

Quote from Student Anusha Dubey "Throughout my team's experience working with Lineberger's COE, we were in awe of how incredibly kind, supportive, and flexible the office was. Not only were they able to work around our schedule as students and introduce us to experts in the field, but they also made an effort to get to know us outside of academics."

What student positions are currently available with COE? 

Positions, including the timeframe of the position, pay rate, and the degree level(s) and degree type(s) that are most appropriate, will be posted here as they become available.

There are no job opportunities with our office at this time. Please check again in the future.

Quote from student Natasha Albaneze "I completed by MPH practicum with the Lineberger COE Office. Supporting this welcoming, engaging team as they worked on their Community Assets and Needs Assessment was a great way to apply and build on skills gained through my coursework, including reviewing, interpreting, and summarizing literature and drafting survey materials for research with community members"

Contact us

  • For general inquiries, please email 
  • If you are a student and interested in pursuing opportunities with COE, please fill out the Student Interest Survey to be added to an email distribution list for job announcements.  

The University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and welcomes all to apply without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status. COE highly encourages applications from historically underrepresented students.