Internship at Runaway

Interested in fashion, art, urban life, and business? An internship with RUNAWAY could be for you.

RUNAWAY is North Carolina’s premier lifestyle company and creators of the popular DURM™ brand. We are looking for ambitious, free-thinking, independent students to join our team as we embark on

new adventures and continue to move the brand into the national spotlight. Interns would have the opportunity to work at American Underground, the “Startup Capital of the South” in the heart of downtown Durham where over 250 companies thrive in the ever-expanding startup community.



● Self-motivated with the drive to work independently at times on a number of projects.

● Being able to manage time and prioritize tasks.

● Strong communication skills within the team as well as with potential customers and clients.


● Raise brand profile through advertising campaigns, social media, and strategic media


● Drive traffic to ecommerce site and flagship store.

Skills (Required):

● Copy Editing

● Social Media Management (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)

● Marketing Research and Application

● Project Management

Additional skills (optional):

● Graphic Design Skills (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)

● Google Analytics

Please send an email with your attached cover letter and appropriate work samples to Justin

Laidlaw at



212 West Main Street

Durham, NC 27701


The Transatlantic Digital Debates- Call for applications

The Transatlantic Digital Debates- Call for applications

The Transatlantic Digital Debates (TDD) program is a joint initiative of the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) (GPPi) and New America that brings together young professionals from Germany and the United States to work on the key challenges that sit at the intersection of technology and policy. For the second round of the program, we seek 18 participants from civil society, academia, politics, and business who are willing to engage with and challenge each other’s ideas concerning the future of the digital economy and cybersecurity in Europe and the US. The fellows will have the opportunity to debate and discuss their ideas with leading experts and practitioners from different sectors. At the end of the program, they will emerge with a broader understanding of the pressing issues defining transatlantic relations in the coming years and with new ideas on how to tackle the respective challenges. We hope that our fellows, together with the TDD alumni, will form a strong network of future decision-makers in the US and Germany. Over the course of 2017, the fellows will meet for two weeklong dialogue sessions in Germany and in the US. Discussions will take place around two main issue areas: innovation and regulation in the digital economy, as well as key challenges of cybersecurity, privacy and the transformation of the public sphere. The two dialogue sessions will take place in Berlin and Hamburg (May 28-June 3, 2017) and in Washington, DC and Austin (November 4-11, 2017). In between the sessions, the TDD fellows will disseminate the results of their work through blog posts, op-eds, podcasts, high-profile discussions, and policy breakfasts.

The application deadline is March 19, 2017, 23:59 Central European Time (CET).


Application Requirements

Interested applicants must:

•    Be a citizen of Germany or the United States.

•    Have at least three years of professional experience.

•    Be 35 or younger as of May 28, 2017.

•    Demonstrate a strong interest in internet and technology policy and in addressing emerging global challenges.

•    Have an outstanding academic record and an excellent command of English.

•    Demonstrate commitment, motivation, and leadership.

•    Be able to attend both sessions of the program. Successful candidates will be asked to provide written confirmation from their employers agreeing to the time commitment. 

Please submit your application as a single PDF file. Your application package must include:

•    Your curriculum vitae (including date of birth, nationality, professional experience, academic background, language skills, and extracurricular activities).

•    A letter of motivation explaining why you want to join the Transatlantic Digital Debates. Please refer to instances in which you have demonstrated interest and/or professional experience in the program’s topics, and how your participation in the program would further your professional and personal development.

•    Optional: one letter of recommendation (can be sent in a separate email).

Please send your application to by March 19, 2017, 23:59 Central European Time (CET). Interested applicants (and their employers) are welcome to contact the program team with questions at the email address above.

The selection process will be administered by GPPi in close consultation with New America and the steering committee. The applications of short-listed candidates will be sent to the steering committee for final selection. Successful candidates will be notified the latest by April 21, 2017.

Please note that we are not able to discuss unsuccessful applications.

The program will pay for travel, accommodation, and meals. Each fellow must pay a one-time participation fee of €200.

The Transatlantic Digital Debates are organized by the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) in Berlin and New America in Washington, DC, with guidance from a steering committee of experts from a range of stakeholder groups. The program is generously supported by the Transatlantic Program of the German Federal Government, with funding from the European Recovery Program (ERP) of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. Additional support is provided by the Bertelsmann Foundation North America.

Story+ Summer Research Opportunity

Story+ Summer Research Opportunity

The deadline for priority consideration of applications is Friday, March 3, 2017 at 5:00pm

Story+ is a new six-week summer research experience (Summer Term 1 / May 17-June 28) for undergraduate and graduate students interested in bringing academic research to life through dynamic storytelling. Story+ is offered through the Franklin Humanities Institute and Bass Connections, in partnership with Versatile Humanists at Duke.

Scholarship $$ for Duke students interested in studying social innovation abroad

Scholarship $$ for Duke students interested in studying social innovation abroad

$1000 scholarship from the Sullivan Foundation are available for 1-2 students to attend Leadership exCHANGE's Global Leadership Program in Prague July 1-30. Earn credits.  Apply now.  2-6 week programs in Prague, Vienna, and Raleigh also available, including the Impact HUB Crawl to Prague & Vienna June 18-30 and the Women & Leadership Program in Prague August 1-15. 

Nepal-based summer program, called 85°East just launched

Nepal-based summer program, called 85°East just launched

Designed for undergraduate and graduate students and builds on students’ individual learning goals by finding projects and programs that caters to each student’s interests, all the while providing an academic support structure to ensure they get the most out of their experience. The goal of the Summer 2017 program is to give students the freedom to pursue a creative independent project or internship (70 percent of their time), while providing a framework for academic and personal growth (30 percent of the time will be spent on structured seminars to more deeply understand context specific, adaptive challenges and opportunities.) The cost to the student (excluding airfare) would be $2000 for the 9-10 weeks from early June to mid-August. That covers an internship placement and all associated local travel costs, orientation, living arrangements including housing, food, and laundry, and an academic framework including short weekly readings and a weekly seminar. (


You can find two documents that explains the program in detail at: