NSFP Fellows

NSFP Fellows staff 2020-2021, from right to left, Josh Howard, Shannon Kwock, Kathryn Long, Selena Nguyen, and Hannah Starling

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.

Job Descriptions

  • Please see the PDFs in the Related Files on this page.

Recruitment Timeline for Spring 2020

  • Applications will be open January 20, 2021 - February 7, 2021 at 11:59pm ET
  • Interviews will be scheduled to successful candidates for mid-February
  • Final selection emails will be sent out late February


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
  • Completed a role with NSFP in the past (Orientation Leader, Project Coordinator, Tar Heel Beginning Board member, and/or Transfer Student Ambassador)
  • *Individual Fellow positions may have alternative or additional eligibility requirements. Please see the Job Descriptions for more information.

Apply Here: go.unc.edu/fellowapp21-22

NSFP Fellows staff 2020-2021, from right to left, Josh Howard, Shannon Kwock, Kathryn Long, Selena Nguyen, and Hannah Starling