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Graduate Assistantships Higher Education Student Affairs

Graduate assistantships are awarded through an interview process, which matches their interests and skills with available two-year assistantships. Graduate assistantships are usually nine-month positions, however some graduate assistantships can be extended through the summer between a student’s first and second years. Most graduate assistantships available in HESA are offered through the Division of Student Affairs, there are occasionally assistantships available through other functionally related areas outside of the Division. This assistantship is designed to support the mission of the Rainbow Center which is to serve the University of Connecticut’s diverse community of gender identities, gender expressions and sexualities by fostering student personal growth, leadership development community engagement and facilitating education, training and advocacy.

UMass Amherst

Graduate assistantship positions are available to higher education students in a variety of areas on the UMass campus. In addition to administrative positions around campus, doctoral students may also apply for a limited number of teaching or research-focused assistantships through the College of Education. The Higher Education Program cannot guarantee an assistantship upon acceptance. The higher education program can provide guidance for students seeking assistantships, but students need to be very proactive in their search. UMass offices post assistantship opportunities throughout the spring, summer, and into the fall semester, so the university encourage applicant to be patient even if applicant do not have an assistantship lined up immediately. Continue to search for an assistantship if applicant enter the program without one.

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate Assistantships are available to graduate students who are interested in working with students in the residence halls, apartments, or houses of Wheaton College. Graduate Resident Adviser positions are available for the M.A. degree in Higher Education and Student Development. Graduate Assistants are part-time, one to two-year professional positions that work alongside various departments within the Higher Education and Student Development program. Complete the Application for Graduate Academic Assistantship to .

Graduate Assistantships

USC Rossier’s Master of Education in Postsecondary Administration and Student Affairs program offers paid graduate assistantships that provide hands-on experience in higher education settings, while preparing applicant for their desired career in student affairs. The majority of PASA students participate in graduate assistantships on the USC campus and or at a number of colleges and universities within the Los Angeles area. Applicant will have the chance to apply for assistantships throughout their time in the program. Graduate assistantship positions are typically compensated by an hourly wage while some may offer tuition remission, or, in the case of residential education, room and board.


An individual who is at least a half-time graduate student and who is not a career employee qualifies for the Student FICA exemption with respect to services performed at or for institutions of higher education in which they are enrolled. Students holding assistantships are expected to be at the assistantship site except for times when the University is officially closed or as noted on the contract form in the reporting hours section.


Students who have been admitted to the M.Ed. in Higher Education and plan to enroll full-time are eligible to for Graduate Assistantship positions at UNCW. Admitted students who indicated interest in Graduate Assistantships on their admissions application are automatically considered for positions in this pool. An updated list of vacant and filled GA positions in this pool, along with application instructions, is available on the Division of Student Affairs Assistantships for Graduate Students webpage.

Institute of Higher Education

IHE offers assistantships for all full-time Ph.D. students and assigns placements based on students' interests and experience. These 16-20 hour-per-week assistantships offer competitive stipends, full tuition benefits , travel support, and additional benefits.

Graduate Assistantship Positions

There are several types of assistantships available to Wheelock graduate students. The Wheelock College of Education Human Development and Division of Student Academic Affairs provide graduate internships for Master’s students specializing in higher education administration. Preference for the following positions will be given to Higher Education Administration students however, some positions will accept applications from allWheelock College of Education Human Development graduate students. An internship in Employer Engagement and Career Design provides an educational opportunity for graduate students, as well as those with prior graduate level education, to have a professional experience that will be helpful for a career in the area of career development and or student affairs.

McNair Fellowship

One of the TRIO programs funded under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, the McNair Scholars Program was established in memory of Ronald E. The McNair Program is a national effort to encourage first-generation college students of a specified income level, and students from other groups underrepresented in graduate education, to pursue doctoral degrees and careers in college or university teaching. Five years of support are guaranteed by a combination of University Fellowships and Assistantships. Also, discuss how their education as a McNair Scholar has prepared applicant for graduate study at Washington University.