Staff Positions:

The University of Nebraska Public Policy Center is currently hiring a student designer to assist with our social media needs. Apply by February 14, 2022 (see details below). Selected 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. 

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.

Student Design Internship

The NUPPC seeks a design intern to assist with designing, editing, and/or creating internal and external communications including but not limited to: web content, social media, monthly newsletters, reports, brochures, presentations, press releases, news articles, and other materials as needed. A minimum commitment of 10 hours per week starting in early February is ideal. Apply by February 14, 2022.

Please apply by sending an email including the following items to Lia Bovaird at

•     Resume
•     Design portfolio
•     List of three references

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.

Applicants should possess the following:

  • Strong design skills
  • Experience with Adobe CC programs
  • Familiarity with various social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter)