Graduate assistantships in the Policy Center generally take the form of research or administrative assistance to faculty members or the director, though at times some teaching is involved. Graduate assistants are expected to work an average of 20 hours per week, or 300 hours over the 15-week semester.
Each semester the Policy Center's director solicits requests from faculty members for research or teaching assistance, then matches resources with needs.
Graduate assistants earn a stipend that typically ranges between $4,000 and $4,500 per semester and a tuition scholarship of up to six credit-hours per semester.
Community Development Fellowships, including Peace Corps Fellowships, are a special type of research assistantship, where the graduate assistant works in a community agency, governmental or non-profit, which makes a grant to the Policy Center to pay the assistant's stipend.