Staff Positions:

The University of Nebraska Public Policy Center is now hiring an administrative associate to assist our research staff and a student copy editor. Accepted applicants will join a diverse, interdisciplinary research team within the PPC that engages in a variety of research and consultation activities involving private and public sector partners. Interested applicants should apply for the administrative associate by October 25 (apply here). Position will remain open until filled, so interested applicants can apply as long as the post is active.

Student Assistants:

Many of the PPC's projects include graduate research assistantships or undergraduate research opportunities. Graduate students and undergraduates assist with research and other project activities. Graduate students often work with the faculty and project directors to present and publish the research. Past students have gone on to serve as the executive director of the Nebraska State Bar Association, a renewable energy and commercial real estate attorney, and the director of private sector programs at a private operating foundation. We are always looking for talented and motivated students to work with our collaborative team of researchers, so contact the office if you would like to work with us.

Currently Hiring an Administrative Associate - Apply by October 25, 2021

The University of Nebraska Public Policy Center (PPC) is seeking an administrative associate to provide executive assistance and administrative support in a fast-paced office of diverse people and projects that engages in a variety of research and consultant activities involving private and public sector partners. The associate will work with the Center's director, senior research director, and operations manager managing calendars, multi-step communications and tracking responses, preparing materials for meetings and projects, handling arrangements for virtual and in-person meetings, conferences, and special events, making travel arrangements, processing reimbursements, and researching/obtaining goods and services. In addition, the administrative associate will create and proof a wide variety of documents, compile metrics that illustrate Center activities, assemble and upload components for grant proposals and reporting.

Apply by October 25 at Email questions to Lia Bovaird

Currently Hiring a Paid Undergraduate Student Copy Editor

The Public Policy Center is a university-wide, multidisciplinary research, and outreach unit committed to addressing complex issues by linking academic research, stakeholder perspectives, and practical experience through innovative and creative solutions. Our mission is to link policy with research, process, and practice by working with researchers, policymakers, and stakeholders to actively inform public policy.

The University of Nebraska Public Policy Center (NUPPC) provides a unique opportunity for policy makers and researchers to work together to address the challenges of local, state, and federal policy. We work with decision makers to address complex issues through the use of academic research, stakeholder opinions, and practical experience. Center staff collaborate with other university researchers, regularly contribute to scholarly knowledge, and our work results in action.

Position Specifics

The NUPPC seeks a student copy editor to assist with proofreading academic reports and press releases. The editor will also help proofread promotional material, social media posts, and web content. A minimum commitment of 6 hours per week starting as soon as possible is ideal.

A successful candidate in this role will be detail-oriented, a strong communicator, eager to learn, good at managing deadlines, and will have a sense of professionalism. This student should be able to work with minimal supervision on various tasks, ask good questions, and produce high quality work.

Preferred qualities include familiarity with the APA 7th Edition Style Manual.

The University of Nebraska does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment.

If interested, please apply by sending an email including the following items to Lia Bovaird at Resume, writing sample, and list of three references.

Questions? Please contact Lia Bovaird at or 402-472-5678