The HPDP volunteer program aims to provide UNC undergraduate and graduate students with practical experience working in public health research. HPDP is engaged in interdisciplinary research, and volunteers may be able to work on projects in areas such as women’s health; prevention of chronic diseases; worksite health; healthy aging; obesity prevention and control; and sustainable food systems.
While working at HPDP, volunteers will be supervised by a HPDP faculty or staff member. Specific volunteer responsibilities will vary by project, yet all volunteers will have the opportunity to participate in applied research to test new ways to confront the most pressing health problems facing our society.
Application Deadline and Volunteering Timeline
All students interested in becoming a volunteer will need to fill out an application by the appropriate deadline listed in the table below. Volunteer appointments are available for the fall and spring semesters, and in the summer. While students can be considered for a volunteer position lasting for one semester, most projects are best suited for a student who can volunteer for the whole year.
Volunteering Session Volunteer Timeline Applications Open Application Deadline