Graduate Assistantships

A graduate assistantship provides real-world experience working with faculty in your academic discipline while helping to meet your college expenses. An assistantship will strengthen your academic experience and develop your professional skills. Depending on your program and area of interest, an assistantship may include scholarly research, program administration or student support services.

Types of Assistantships

Federal or state work assistantships

These assistantships require financial aid documentation and financial eligibility, and include a July 31 deadline. It’s part of a total financial aid award.

Institutional assistantships

These assistantships do not require financial qualifications.

Assistantships are assigned in the summer; early application is encouraged.

How Do I Apply?

As you look for an assistantship position, speak with your graduate program director about available positions, and review the job listings at Dragon Jobs.

Applications are position-specific. Prepare a resume and cover letter at a minimum to distribute.

  1. Activate your StarID
  2. Register with Handshake: Dragon Jobs
  3. Complete and submit an Application for Graduate Assistantship to the Graduate Studies Office.
  4. The Graduate Studies Office will notify the program you designate.
  5. You will receive an appointment letter from the Graduate Studies Office with graduate assistantship award.