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 Affairs 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 Affairs 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 semi 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 Learning, Student Accessibility and Academic Resource (StAAR) Center, Community Standards, Student Affairs, and our centers within the Division of Student Diversity and Inclusion. Hours, compensation, and other benefits vary by position.
|Asian American Center||Graduate Assistant||Assist with programming at Asian American Center
Support for Peer Leader Program
Support Asian, Pacific Islander, Desi/ American Heritage Month
|15-20 hours per week||Filled for 2022-23||Aaron Parayno, Director
|Latinx Center||Graduate Assistant||Support the center in planning and executing programming including Orientation, Latinx Heritage Month, and other Latinx based events||15-20 hours per week||TBD, contact Latinx Center||Marvin Casola, Director
|LGBT Center||Graduate Assistant||Support in development and implementation of LGBT Center programming
Develop programming and resources for other LGBTQIA+ Graduate Students within AS&E and SMFA at Tufts
|15-20 hours per week||TBD, contact LGBT Center||Joel Gutierrez, Assistant Director
|Office for Campus Life||Graduate Intern for Programming||Program Board Advising
|18 hours per week with nights and weekends||Filled for 2022-2023||Kerin Maguire, Assistant Director
|Office for Campus Life||Graduate Intern for Operations||Supervise Student Event Staff
|18 hours per week with nights and weekends||Hiring for Spring 2023||Chelsea Jordan, Associate Director
|Office for Campus Life||Graduate Intern for Student Organizations||General Student Organizations Support
Student Organization Training
|18 hours per week with nights and weekends||TBD, contact Office for Campus Life||
Alexa Erb, Associate Director firstname.lastname@example.org
|Office for Campus Life||Orientation Intern (Summer 2023)||Orientation Planning
Orientation Social Programs
|35 hours per week with extended hours during Orientation Week||Will open for Summer 2023 in Spring 2023||
Mary Kate Kelley, Associate Director Mary_kate.email@example.com
|Office of Residential Life and Learning||Assistant Residential Life Coordinator (ARLC)||Advise Resident Assistants (RAs) on programming
Foster the development of community in a residential area
Support students in crisis
Advise Residence Hall Councils
Oversee programming and events for the assigned residential area
|20 hours per week||Filled for 2022-23||Tim Jordan, Associate Director
|Office of Residential Life and Learning||Graduate Resident Assistant (GRA)||Support, guide, and mentor a community of undergraduate students in the BFA program (SMFA at Tufts)
Crisis and emergency response
Ensure community standards and University policy is upheld
Administrative support including residence hall opening/closing, lockouts, health and safety inspections, etc.
|10 hours per week||Filled for 2022-23||Tim Jordan, Associate Director
|SMFA Student Affairs||Graduate Intern for Programming||SMFA SGA Advising
Student Organization Training and Support
|18 hours per week with nights and weekends||Filled for 2022-23||
Maiyah Rivers, Assistant Director firstname.lastname@example.org
|Student Accessibility & Academic Resource (StAAR) Center||Graduate Office Assistant (Pending)||Running the note-taking program including hiring and managing the undergraduate note-taking team.
Assisting with exam proctoring and or/scribing/ reading for student’s with disabilities during exams. You may work with faculty and staff to acquire exams.
Support with other StAAR center administrative needs.
|10 hours per week||TBD, contact the StAAR Center||A.J. Lyman, Office Administrator
|Student Affairs||Graduate Assistant (Pending)||Disciplinary History Checks
Dean Certification Letters
Scheduling Meetings with Deans
Updating Student Record Systems
|10-15 hours per week||Filled for 2022-2023||
Ana Luisa Asmar, Administrative Coordinator
|Community Standards||Community Standards Specialist||Meeting with students accused of violating Code of Conduct to gather information and guide facilitated reflection on behavior
Structuring holistic educational intervention
Writing relevant letters and reports
Advancing projects that are priorities of the Office of Community Standards
|20 hours per week||
TBD, contact Community Standards
|Lindsay Ferguson, Assistant Director of Community Standards
|Women's Center||Graduate Assistant||Supervise undergraduate interns
Develop and implement programming
Plan and organize annual symposium
|10-15 hours per week||Filled for 2022-2023||Jessica Mitzner, Program Administrator
Have a practicum requirement or other special project you’d like to work on relating to a functional area within Student Affairs 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 email@example.com and we’ll do our best to connect you with the appropriate staff.
Practicum or Course Requirements
If you are seeking a position to fulfill course or practicum requirements, we encourage you to include the requirements within your application for each individual 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.