2024 Summer Fellowship

The Marian Cheek Jackson Center is hiring for three undergraduate or graduate student Summer Fellowship positions. The Jackson Center is a local grassroots non-profit organization located at the gateway of the historic Northside Neighborhood, one of the historically Black neighborhoods of Chapel Hill. Our mission is to honor, renew, and build community in the historic Northside and Pine Knolls neighborhoods of Chapel Hill. For more information about our work, visit jacksoncenter.info

32 hours/week.
$4,000 for 10 weeks. 6/3-8/8

Priority deadline: Monday, March 4

Rolling interviews

Final decisions will be sent out by March 18


Job Description:

Summer fellows will support Jackson Center community-building work with a special focus on strengthening relationships between students and long-time residents.

Opportunities may include:

  • Program support for intergenerational aging in community and relationship building programs  Northside Residential Fellowship (NRF) and Linking Generations in Northside (LINK)
  • Curriculum development for Learning Across Generations (LAG) – MCJC K-12 Black History and Civil Rights education program
  • Door-to-door outreach to student households and event planning/coordination for the Good Neighbor Initiative (GNI), in partnership with UNC Office of Off-Campus Student Life and Community Partnerships
  • Planning porch celebrations and other neighborhood events to foster connections between students and long-term residents
  • Supporting the development and implementation of housing strategies that increase the availability of affordable housing and compliment the retention of long-term residents
  • Collecting and processing materials for our public history collection 
  • Managing the Heavenly Groceries food pantry 
  • Digital communication and design

Skills and Experience: 

  • Preference for current UNC Chapel Hill students
  • Community involvement and service experience are a plus!
  • Dedication to connecting and interacting with an intergenerational community
  • Passion for community engagement work
  • Strong project and time management skills

Needs and Stipulations

  • Must be available to work in person.
  • Must be willing to follow recommended COVID public health guidelines to protect the health of staff, service partners, and residents. 
  • Applicants must be able to fulfill a 32 hour/week time commitment. No exceptions for summer classes.

* Weekly schedule will be Monday-Thursday 9:00am-5:00pm 

* June 19th is an office holiday so the schedule for that week will be Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

*July 4th is an office holiday so the schedule for that week will be Monday-Wednesday, Friday

  • Applicants interested in the Good Neighbor Initiative must be available to work 8-10 hours/week from the end of the summer fellowship until the completion of the Good Neighbor Initiative Community Cookout in late September. 


Interested applicants must submit a resume and cover letter to diana@jacksoncenter.info AND fill out the Supplemental Form by Monday, March 4th. In the cover letter, please explain which opportunities are the most interesting to you and why. Interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis until positions are filled.

For more information about the Jackson Center please visit our website www.jacksoncenter.info or give us a call at 669-254-8381.

Email Diana Koo at diana@jacksoncenter.info for any questions. Thank you!