WSU Graduate School Assistantships

WSU Assistantships

Assistantships provide financial support to a graduate student who engages in teaching (Teaching Assistant), research (Research Assistant), or other duties (Graduate Assistant) at Washington State University.

Graduate programs may make TA or RA assistantship offers during the admissions process; however, current students may be eligible for an assistantship in their program when funding is available. Assistantships may include a tuition waiver, health insurance, and a monthly stipend. Students should contact their graduate program to learn more about assistantship opportunities. Learn more.

Job Opportunities

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:

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

Starting/Ending Dates: January 2, 2024 – May 14, 2024 (additional semesters available)

Hours: 20 hours per week – Monday through Friday. Some weekend or evening activities may be required (e.g., attending a sporting event with students) but will be included in the 20 hours per week.

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. Learn more.

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 The hiring committee will begin reviewing applications on Dec 16.