Graduate Assistantships

Graduate Assistant Positions in the Masters of Public Policy program

Following is a typical position description for a graduate assistant in our department.
There are currently no open positions for 2014-2015.

Position Title:  Graduate Research Assistant

Reports to: Faculty member to be assigned

Terms of Employment:

  • For the fall semester: 20 hours per week for full assistantship or 10 hours per week for half assistantship, beginning August 25, 2014 and ending December 19, 2014.  Does not include the week of Thanksgiving Break.
  • For the spring semester: 20 hours per week for full assistantship or 10 hours per week for half assistantship, beginning January 12, 2015 and ending May 8, 2015.  Does not include the week of Spring Break. 

Compensation:

  • Full assistantship is $4,800.00 per semester; half assistantship is $2,400.00 per semester.
  • Graduate Assistants may qualify for in-state tuition and fees. 
  • Graduate Assistants receive University holidays and do not work during Thanksgiving Break, Spring Break, or the interims between semesters. 
  • Tuition scholarships are applied for and awarded separately.

Position Description:

  • Doing literature search
  • Collecting data
  • Analyzing data
  • Finding data or other information online
  • Writing summaries of articles

Qualifications:

  • Must be a full-time, degree-seeking student in the Graduate Program in Public Policy.
  • Must be enrolled in 9 graduate credits each semester of assistantship.
  • Maintain a Plan GPA of at least 3.00.  First semester graduate students must have an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.00.

Graduate Assistant Positions in the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

Following is a typical position description for a MPP graduate assistant in the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs.
There are currently no open positions for 2014-2015.


Position Title:  Graduate Research Assistant

Reports to:  Staff member of ORSP to be assigned

Terms of Employment:

  • For the fall semester: 20 hours per week for full assistantship or 10 hours per week for half assistantship, beginning August 25, 2014 and ending December 19, 2014.  Does not include the week of Thanksgiving Break.
  • For the spring semester: 20 hours per week for full assistantship or 10 hours per week for half assistantship, beginning January 12, 2015 and ending May 8, 2015.  Does not include the week of Spring Break. 

Compensation:

  • Full assistantship stipend is $4,800.00 per semester; half assistantship stipend is $2,400.00 per semester.
  • Graduate Assistants may qualify for in-state tuition and fees. 
  • Graduate Assistants receive University holidays and do not work during Thanksgiving Break, Spring Break, or the interims between semesters. 
  • Tuition scholarships are applied for and awarded separately.

 Position Description (Examples of Activities that may be Assigned):

  • Draft standardized grant pieces (e.g., diversity statement)
  • Perform grant searches
  • Interview faculty and draft researcher “profiles”
  • Screen IRB applications for completeness
  • Develop annual data reports
  • Do agendas and minutes for committees
  • Gather information for policy, procedural issues
  • Draft new policy components and procedures
  • Screen/review contract language
  • Develop data spreadsheets

Qualifications:

  • Must be a full-time, degree-seeking student in the Graduate Program in Public Policy.
  • Must be enrolled in 9 graduate credits each semester of assistantship. 
  • Maintain a Plan GPA of at least 3.00.  First semester graduate students must have an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.00.