Graduate Student Employment


Beginning in academic year (AY) 2013 - 2014, students employed as Teaching Assistants (TAs), Assistant Instructors (AIs) and Graduate Research Assistants (GRAs) will be eligible for a tuition reduction benefit related to their student academic employment. The assistance amounts can vary based on the number of hours of the appointment and is paid on a semester basis. Read more details about the tuition reduction benefit.

Graduate students often seek academic employment opportunities through their departments or programs. You should begin looking for specific availability of academic appointments well in advance of the start of the semester by checking with the graduate adviser or graduate coordinator in the department in which you want employment.  Students will need to check with individual professors for GRA positions.

For students who are unable to fill academic positions, employment opportunities also exist both within and outside the university. See nonacademic employment for a list of resources.

Graduate students should also be aware of registration requirements and rules on allowable work hours when employed at the university whether in an academic or nonacademic position. For requirements see Academic Employment: Conditions for Employment.

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Current Opportunities

IE Pre-Grad School Internship Program offers a stipend to graduate students who mentor a first-generation or underrepresented minority intern. Read more about the program.

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