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Current Job Openings

The WSU IMPACT (IMproving Prevention through ACTion) Research Lab in the Department of Human Development is seeking graduate assistants for the Spring 2024 semester. The IMPACT lab conducts action-oriented, mixed-methods research on quality preventive intervention implementation and sustainability, as well as conducting evaluations of evidence-based preventive interventions. In doing so, IMPACT aims to understand and close the gap between science and the real-world practice of prevention in and beyond Washington state. See more about our work here.
APPLY NO LATER THAN DECEMBER 8 using this link: https://wsu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3xZJMidPlf9l5Lo.

The WSU ROAR program has an opening for Graduate Advisor/Instructor Assistantship. Under the direction of the WSU ROAR program director, is responsible for coordinating activities, advising, and providing supports for WSU ROAR students related to vocational skills, career guidance, social skills, life skills, and community involvement. In addition, the GA will assist the director in collecting and evaluating program data, building community partnerships, assisting students with navigating the university, and leading student orientation and social events. Most importantly, GAs will have the opportunity to teach semester-long workshops for WSU ROAR students as part of the weekly programming. Please send the following materials in one email to the WSU ROAR email address coe.roar@wsu.edu

January 2, 2024 – May 14, 2024 (additional semesters available). 20 hours per week – Monday through Friday. Some weekend or evening activities may be required (e.g., attending a sporting event with students) and are included in the 20 hours. The hiring committee will begin reviewing applications on December 1, 2023.

McNair Scholars Program Hiring GA for 2024 Spring Semester (Only) The McNair Scholars Program prepares eligible undergraduates for their future doctoral studies. Primary duties of the McNair GA include mentoring program participants through the graduate application process, facilitate outreaches and recruitment events, website and social media management, and coordinating graduate school prep programming activities, workshops, and events. Interested graduate students should submit a cover letter, CV, and list of three references to Dr. Manee Moua, Associate Director of the McNair Scholars Program.

January 2, 2024 – May 14, 2024. Monday through Friday, 20 hours per week. Some weekend or evening activities may be required (e.g., facilitating workshops, outreach/recruitment, social events with students) and are included in the 20 hours. Please email all materials to Dr. Manee Moua at mmoua@wsu.edu. Learn more here. The hiring committee will begin reviewing applications on Dec 16.

WSU Assistantships and Awards

Assistantship appointments provide financial support to a graduate student who engages in teaching (TA), research (RA), and/or service (SA or GA). Departments and programs generally make assistantship offers during the admissions process; however, current students may be eligible for an assistantship in their program when funding is available. Graduate assistantships may include a tuition waiver, health insurance, and a monthly stipend. Students should contact their department or graduate program to learn more about assistantship opportunities.


The Graduate School provides a number of donor-funded scholarships within specific disciplines that require nomination from your department. To learn about these scholarships and request nomination from your department, visit the scholarships website. These scholarships are celebrated at our annual Evening of Excellence!

Graduate School Scholarships include:

  • Richard R. and Constance M. Albrecht Scholarship
  • Ann Chittenden Holland Award for Graduate Student Excellencein Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in STEM
  • The Charles Allen Award for Graduate Student Excellence in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the social sciences, arts and humanities
  • Karen P. DePauw Leadership Award
  • Arnold and Julia Greenwell Memorial Scholarship for Social Sciences and Humanities
  • Anne and Russ Fuller Fellowship for Interdisciplinary Research/Scholarship
  • Graduate School Recruitment Scholarship for STEM Disciplines
  • Graduate School Dissertation Year Fellowship

Visit WSU’s general scholarship page.

Visit the Open Education Database for more scholarship opportunities.

For Army ROTC scholarships for graduate students, visit the WSU Army ROTC website.


Students should work with their faculty advisor to identify potential internship opportunities that fit within their program of study. Students who wish to participate in a fall or spring internship are required to meet the University’s continuous enrollment policy by either enrolling in a minimum of two graduate credits, be in continuous doctoral status, or be approved for official internship leave. Please see the complete leave policy.

Prestigious Fellowships and How to Apply

Applying for external fellowships and grants is an excellent professional development experience for many students who will be seeking academic career placement where grant funding is a necessity. The Graduate School offers training every spring to help students apply for a number of prestigious fellowships. Find out more about how to apply for these prestigious fellowships HERE.