Graduate Student Positions

Tufts is a student-centered research university with Liberal Arts, Sciences, and Engineering programs that draw faculty, staff, and students from around the world. Student Life is a central resource for all AS&E undergraduate and graduate students at Tufts, managing housing, health and wellness, leadership development, community building, and many other aspects of the student experience. Our staff and campus partners across Student Life work together to support an inclusive and safe campus, and to provide the programming, resources, and support every student needs to thrive.

There are many pre-professional positions within Student Life and among our closest campus partners that are designed to bring theory to practice for those interested in entering the field of higher education, or for those currently enrolled in a student development/higher education administration program in the greater Boston area. Positions range from semi full-time internships to lower-hour practicum experiences with stronger academic ties.

Compensation and Housing

Compensation for graduate positions varies greatly by department, with some positions being paid on a stipend, or a specified amount of money paid out in equal payments across the term dates of the position, while others are paid at an hourly rate based on the specific numbers of hours worked. While the hours and payment may vary, nearly all positions offer additional benefits such as on campus housing, meal plans, parking passes, professional development funds, tuition remission, or course credit. Please review the full position description on the application for additional details about compensation and benefits, and if housing is offered.


Positions are available in a number of departments or functional areas, including Campus Life, Residential Life and LearningStudent Accessibility and Academic Resource (StAAR) Center, Community StandardsStudent Lifeand our centers within the Division of Student Diversity and Inclusion. Hours, compensation, and other benefits vary by position. 

Asian American Center Graduate Assistant Assist with programming at Asian American Center
Support for Peer Leader Program
Support Asian, Pacific Islander, Desi/ American Heritage Month
15-20 hours per week Filled for 2023-2024 Emily Ding, Associate Director
Latinx Center Graduate Assistant Support the center in planning and executing programming including Orientation, Latinx Heritage Month, and other Latinx based events 15-20 hours per week TBD, contact Latinx Center Marvin Casola, Director
LGBT Center Graduate Assistant Support in development and implementation of LGBT Center programming
Develop programming and resources for other LGBTQIA+ Graduate Students within AS&E and SMFA at Tufts
15-20 hours per week TBD, contact LGBT Center Joel Gutierrez, Associate Director
Office for Campus Life Graduate Intern for Programming Program Board Advising
Program Administration
Program Support
18 hours per week with nights and weekends Filled for 2023-2024 Kerin Maguire, Assistant Director
Office for Campus Life Graduate Intern for Operations Supervise Student Event Staff
Schedule Management
Event Supervision
18 hours per week with nights and weekends Filled for 2023-2024 Chelsea Jordan, Associate Director
Office for Campus Life Graduate Intern for Student Organizations General Student Organizations Support
Student Organization Training
Programming Support
18 hours per week with nights and weekends Filled for 2023-2024

Alexa Erb, Associate Director

Office of Residential Life and Learning Assistant Residential Life Coordinator (ARLC) Advise Resident Assistants (RAs) on programming
Foster the development of community in a residential area
Support students in crisis
Advise Residence Hall Councils
Oversee programming and events for the assigned residential area
20 hours per week Filled for 2022-23 Christina Alch, Director
Office of Residential Life and Learning Graduate Resident Assistant (GRA) Support, guide, and mentor a community of undergraduate students in the BFA program (SMFA at Tufts)
Crisis and emergency response
Ensure community standards and University policy is upheld
Administrative support including residence hall opening/closing, lockouts, health and safety inspections, etc.
10 hours per week Filled for 2022-23 Christina Alch, Director
SMFA Student Life Graduate Intern for Programming SMFA SGA Advising
Program Administration
Student Organization Training and Support
18 hours per week with nights and weekends Filled for 2022-23

Maiyah Rivers, Assistant Director

Student Accessibility & Academic Resource (StAAR) Center Graduate Office Assistant (GOA) Assisting the accessibility team with administrative duties related to note-taking and exam proctoring for students with disabilities. Duties also include front desk coverage and miscellaneous office tasks. 10 hours per week Hiring 2 GOAs for 2023–2024; full job posting will be on Handshake in June Lee Friedman, Office Coordinator
Student Life Graduate Assistant (Pending) Disciplinary History Checks
Dean Certification Letters
Scheduling Meetings with Deans
Updating Student Record Systems
10-15 hours per week Filled for 2022-2023

Ana Luisa Asmar, Administrative Coordinator

Undergraduate Orientation Orientation Intern (Summer 2023) Orientation Planning
Orientation Communication
Orientation Social Programs
35 hours per week with extended hours during Orientation Week Will open for Summer 2023 in Spring 2023 Mary Kate Kelley, Associate Director
Women's Center Graduate Assistant Supervise undergraduate interns
Develop and implement programming
Plan and organize annual symposium
10-15 hours per week Filled for 2022-2023 Jessica Mitzner, Program Administrator


Have a practicum requirement or other special project you’d like to work on relating to a functional area within Student Life at Tufts? Many departments also host practicum students or special project interns on as a case by case basis. If you’d like to explore the possibility of working with one of our campus partners for a course requirement, practicum, or special project that does not fall within one of our existing positions, please email and we’ll do our best to connect you with the appropriate staff.

Practicum or Course Requirements

If you are seeking a position to fulfill course or practicum requirements, we encourage you to include the requirements within your application for each individual position. The supervisor of each position will work closely with you and your individual faculty advisor or program coordinator to help develop your learning contract and fulfill your academic requirements as part of the existing position, if able.