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Graduate Assistantships and Workships

Graduate assistantships and workships provide new and continuing students an opportunity to finance their graduate education, to pursue professional experience and to engage in the life of Hood College. These positions have a research, instruction, student life or administrative support component.

Hood College offers four types of positions:

  • Graduate assistantships provide 18 credits of tuition remission (up to 9 credits a semester) plus a stipend of $8,000. The 20-hours-per-week positions are offered in the biology program.
  • Spanish assistantships are designed for native speakers of Spanish to assist with language program activities. Language assistants are recruited by the faculty in the department of foreign languages and literatures. As part of the award, the assistants live in the Spanish House near campus. Descriptions for available positions will be posted on the human resources careers site.
  • Academic assistantships present students the opportunity to provide teaching assistance, research assistance, conference and project planning, as well as other academic-related work with various academic departments and graduate programs on campus. Academic assistants receive 3 credits of tuition remission for 90 hours of work per semester.
  • Student life workships involve activities with the athletics department, international student programming and the College chaplain, as well as with other programs within the student life division. The student life workships offer 6 credits of tuition remission plus a stipend of $3,000 for 20 hours of work per week for the academic year.

To be eligible, new students must be unconditionally admitted to the graduate school; continuing students must maintain a 3.0 GPA; and Spanish assistants must have a 3.5 GPA. All students must be enrolled in at least 6 credits of graduate coursework per semester.

Assistantships and workships are competitive positions and are open to degree-seeking graduate students. Students may apply for these positions for the fall semester. Some positions may become available in the spring semester. All positions will be posted on the human resources webpages. Students are encouraged to contact the individual programs, departments and offices directly regarding questions about the positions. (The Graduate School will does not have this specific information.) Hiring supervisors contact applicants directly if selected for an interview.

Information on graduate assistantship and workship openings for fall 2015 will be available on this web page later in late spring 2015.