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Graduate Assistantship with Undergraduate Research and Fellowships Mentoring

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The Undergraduate Research and Fellowships Mentoring Office helps students at the Pennsylvania State University and recent alumni in the pursuit of undergraduate research and fellowship experiences. A full listing of programming and services is available at

Job Title: Graduate Assistantship with Undergraduate Research and Fellowships Mentoring

Name of Employing Unit: Undergraduate Research and Fellowships Mentoring

Semester (ex: SP20, FA20): FA 21

Job Description:  Graduate assistant duties include (but are not limited to) meeting with students and helping them connect with relevant opportunities; providing written feedback on application materials (i.e., personal statements, research statements, and curriculum vitae); developing and leading presentations that introduce fellowship and research opportunities. This a half-time position for twenty hours per week with occasional nights and weekends.

The ideal candidate is a highly motivated individual who works well both independently and as an integral part of our team, approaches working with undergraduate students with enthusiasm, and will explore and develop creative new processes to help the office increase its visibility. Prior experience with undergraduate research or creative inquiry in more than one discipline is preferred, as well as experience with undergraduate fellowship and grant writing.

Required Qualifications: The successful candidate must be a self-starter who possesses excellent organizational, writing, presenting, and analytical skills. Candidates must be full-time graduate students with the intent to earn a PhD at Penn State’s University Park Campus, fluent in English, and be in good academic and conduct standing with the University.

 Preferred Qualifications:

The ideal candidate has experience as an undergraduate conducting research or applying for undergraduate-level research and fellowship opportunities, is currently engaging undergraduates in their doctoral research projects, and demonstrates a strong commitment to supporting research and creative inquiry in every discipline.

Mentor Name (supervisor/faculty member/staff): Caitlin Ting

Mentor Title Director

Application Deadline: 2021-04-15 00:00

Please provide an email address where candidates can send their cover letter and resume

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