Apply to be an NCGrowth Analyst

NCGrowth is seeking highly-motivated graduate students with a wide range of skills and professional experiences – business, planning, public policy, environmental sciences, etc – to work on impactful economic development research projects in rural and economically distressed parts of North Carolina.  

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

Analysts work remotely with occasional required travel. A typical project consists of 100 hours of work over the course of a summer or semester. Compensation is $20/hr.

Applications for Summer 2018 are due Friday February 9, 2018.

Learn more and apply online!

About NCGrowth

NCGrowth is a university center that helps businesses and communities create good jobs and equitable opportunities through applied research and technical assistance. In partnership with other universities and community organizations, NCGrowth provides technical assistance to businesses and governments on economic development and entrepreneurship projects. Since 2012 NCGrowth has helped to create over 400 jobs and worked with more than 60 clients. To learn more, browse our project archive.


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"With Shure Foods, I developed an inventory system for the company that is now being utilized. This E-TAP project was one of the most challenging and rewarding projects so far in my career."

Chris Long, MBA 2015


Ashwini Rathi and Joanna Furguiele, Kenan-Flagler MBAs 2015, enjoy lunch after their E-TAP final presentations.


At the KIEDA weekly meeting, students discuss relevant economic development issues in NC.


Stephanie Smith, NCCU MBA 2014 talks with Bertie county community members.


Chris Long, Kenan-Flagler MBA 2015 meets with Gabe Dough, CEO, Shure Foods in Washington