New Student & Family Programs Fellows are highly motivated Carolina students who serve as paraprofessionals in the office and gain first-hand experience working in the field of student affairs. Through intentional mentorship and professional development opportunities, Fellows will serve in a student advisory role and hold several large responsibilities that are essential to the function of the office.
The NSFP Fellows Program is designed to become a model that can be replicated by other offices and institutions to provide qualified students practical experiences to learn more about working in the field of student affairs and, more broadly, higher education.
Fellows focus on four main programmatic areas: Communications, Family Programs, Orientation, and Transition Programs.
NSFP Fellows will...
- gain first-hand experience in supporting and managing student leaders.
- create and implement leadership, educational, and social initiatives.
- obtain experience in working with a team of professional staff, fellows, and student workers in a fast-paced environment.
- enhance their verbal and written communication skills in various settings with multiple constituents.
- apply their understanding of their personal strengths, skills, values, and identities to their work in this role.
- identify multiple possible outcomes of a decision/plan while generating specific, evidence-based solutions when addressing an issue or task.
- cultivate an environment that is supportive and welcoming by advocating for and executing inclusive practices and initiatives.
- collaborate with various campus partners to address the needs related to first-year students, transfer students, and parent/family transitional experiences.
- prioritize in order to effectively and efficiently manage multiple tasks and responsibilities.
- articulate how contributions in role relate to career aspirations.
- The timeline can vary by Fellow position.
- Applications for the 2024-2025 Communications and Family Programming Fellows positions are open December 7, 2023 - January 18, 2024.
- Interviews will be scheduled to successful candidates for late January and early February
- Final selection emails will be sent out in February.
- Initial Hiring paperwork is completed in March and April
- The 2024-2025 Communications and Family Programming Fellows positions will start in August 2024.
In order to be considered for an NSFP Fellow position, you must...
- Be a fulltime undergraduate student
- Have a minimum 2.5 GPA
- Be in good disciplinary standing with the University
- For the Orientation, Transitions, and Family Programming Fellow roles: you must have completed a role with NSFP in the past (Orientation Leader, Project Coordinator, Tar Heel Beginning/WOW Board member, and/or Transfer Student Ambassador)
- For the Communications Fellow role: you do not need to have worked with NSFP in the past, but must have an academic or vocational connection to skills, talents, and knowledge of communications.
- *Individual Fellow positions may have alternative or additional eligibility requirements. Please see the Job Descriptions for more information.