Student Analysts

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NCGrowth seeks excellent, highly-motivated graduate students with a wide range of skills and professional experiences – business, law, public policy, environmental sciences, etc – to work on impactful economic development research projects in rural NC.

Analysts have the opportunity to work with NCGrowth staff, university faculty, and community and business leaders on projects such as:

  • Assisting a rural county with the development of a small business incubator
  • Tribal business development
  • Connecting small farmers with institutional buyers
  • Helping a tortilla manufacturer access new markets

Analysts work on a remote basis with occasional required travel. A typical projects consist of 100-150 hours of work done over the course of the summer or semester, but may extend longer depending on the analyst’s schedule and the project scope. Compensation is $20/hr.