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About Duke University Talent Identification

Established in 1979, the Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) provides summer education and guidance to students in grades seven through ten with exceptional academic promise. This leading educational nonprofit organization was founded in 1980 through a grant from The Duke Endowment. The first summer residential program was held in 1981 with 151 students; enrollment for the same program was more than 2,800 in 2009. Current Duke TIP programs offering advanced academic courses include the summer studies programs, domestic and international field studies programs, the Clinical Psychology Institute, the Human Genetics Institute, the Pre-Law Institute and the Leadership Institute.

Interns may apply for a variety of different positions in the academic, residential and administrative departments. The Duke University Talent Identification Program hires interns for a variety of positions, including instructor, teaching assistant, residence hall leader, residential counselor, and administrative staff. Responsibilities vary according to position and department; however, all interns can expect a lot of hands- on experience working closely with students.


Minimum qualifications may be found on the Duke TIP website. Some positions are open to college students who have completed one year of study, while others require more advanced qualification, up to the PhD or EdD level. Applicants must be comfortable serving as a role model for young students and be able to work well in a team.

Duke University Talent Identification

Duke TIP Summer Employment
Duke University Talent Identification
1121 West Main Street
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919) 668-9100


Number of Interns: Varies
Compensation/Benefits: Paid
Duration: N/A
Academic Level: College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors, Recent College Graduates, Graduate Students


Albuquerque, NM
Atlanta, GA
Austin, TX
Kansas City, KS
Tallahassee, FL
Wilmington, NC