Graduate Assistantships and Employment

A limited number of graduate job opportunities are assigned by individual schools and departments on a competitive basis. Full-time students will assist with faculty research, tutoring and administrative tasks. Graduate assistants may receive a stipend (that varies from program to program) and often a partial or full tuition scholarship. Please be advised that University policy does not permit us to hire a student who may already be employed in any other capacity at the University.

Graduate students who qualify may apply for federal work-study positions on campus, or take on part-time, off-campus employment opportunities in Pittsburgh.  Be sure to also check the Student Life listing of Graduate Assistant Positions.

Current Graduate Assistant Openings

Position:  Business Office Assistant - Library Admin. Office

Dept/School: Gumberg LIbrary

Type of Position: Hourly - Enrolled in a graduate student program at Duquesne University - Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel

Start Date: Immediately

Nature of Work: This graduate student position is budgeted at the rate of $15/hour for 10 hours per week for 30 weeks and reports to the Director of Business and Administration in Gumberg Library.
The position will assist with duties related to accounting, budgeting, and administration of the library.
Activities will include:
• assisting with development and maintenance of spreadsheets
• assistance with processing of invoices;
• maintenance of paper and electronic files;
• assistance with special projects; and
• other duties as assigned.

Contact Person: Cathy Mellick

Contact Phone:  (412) 396-6137

Contact Email:


Position Title:  Teaching, Research & Engagement Library InternDept/School: Gumberg LIbrary

Type of Position: Hourly

Start Date:  Immediately

Job Requirements:  

  • Enrolled in a graduate student program at Duquesne University
  • Experience using library research databases
  • Excellent written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications: Experience using library databases, and/or creating social media content or web pages.

Contact Person: David Nolfi

Contact Phone: 412.294.8301‬

Contact Email:

Additional information, if any:
This graduate student internship is for 10 hours per week for 30 weeks and reports to the Head of Research Engagement and Health Sciences/STEM Initiatives.
The position will create online research guides and library tutorials to support STEM and health sciences researchers as well as other university researchers.

Activities will include:

  • Developing, redesigning, and maintaining online research guides and web pages that support, STEM, health sciences, and other university programs.
  • Supporting library initiatives and programs as needed.
  • Developing research guides and web pages that address general library needs in collaboration with faculty, students, and librarians.
  • Creating online tutorials to support student library research.
  • Providing general research assistance online and in-person as assigned.

Visit this page often for new positions that may become available!

Information for Schools and Departments

Please complete the New Job Posting Request if you are a school or department that would like to post an open graduate position. Be sure to let us know when the position has been filled, so that we can remove the posting. Thank you!