Graduate Student Positions

Tufts is a student-centered research university with Liberal Arts, Sciences, and Engineering programs that draw faculty, staff, and students from around the world. Student Life is a central resource for all AS&E undergraduate and graduate students at Tufts, managing housing, health and wellness, leadership development, community building, and many other aspects of the student experience. Our staff and campus partners across Student Life work together to support an inclusive and safe campus, and to provide the programming, resources, and support every student needs to thrive.

There are many pre-professional positions within Student Life and among our closest campus partners that are designed to bring theory to practice for those interested in entering the field of higher education, or for those currently enrolled in a student development/higher education administration program in the greater Boston area. Positions range from part-time and full-time internships to lower-hour practicum experiences with stronger academic ties.

Compensation and Housing

Compensation for graduate positions varies greatly by department, with some positions being paid on a stipend, or a specified amount of money paid out in equal payments across the term dates of the position, while others are paid at an hourly rate based on the specific numbers of hours worked. While the hours and payment may vary, nearly all positions offer additional benefits such as on campus housing, meal plans, parking passes, professional development funds, tuition remission, or course credit. Please review the full position description on the application for additional details about compensation and benefits, and if housing is offered.


Positions are available in a number of departments or functional areas, including Campus Life, Residential Life and LearningStudent Accessibility and Academic Resource (StAAR) Center, Community StandardsStudent Lifeand our centers within the Division of Student Diversity and Inclusion. Hours, compensation, and other benefits vary by position. 

Additional Student Life positions can be found on Handshake or Tufts University Careers.

Asian American CenterGraduate AssistantAssist with programming at Asian American Center
Support Asian, Pacific Islander, Desi/ American Heritage Month
12-17 hours per weekPriority Deadline: Monday, April 29, 2024Emily Ding, Associate Director

Practicum or Course Requirements

Have a practicum requirement or other special project you’d like to work on relating to a functional area within Student Life at Tufts? Many departments also host practicum students or special project interns on as a case by case basis. If you’d like to explore the possibility of working with one of our campus partners for a course requirement, practicum, or special project that does not fall within one of our existing positions, please email and we’ll do our best to connect you with the appropriate staff.

If you are seeking a position to fulfill course or practicum requirements, we encourage you to include the requirements within your application for each position. The supervisor of each position will work closely with you and your individual faculty advisor or program coordinator to help develop your learning contract and fulfill your academic requirements as part of the existing position, if able.