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Graduate Assistantships

​​​​​​​​​​​​How to apply:

  • Log onto the Human Resources C​areer Site and create a username and password
  • Create a Graduate Assistant Application and attach a cover letter and resume
  • Apply to any and all positions that interest you, be mindful that some positions require documents other than just a cover letter and resume
  • The hiring department will be in contact with you regarding the status of your application
  • Once you are hired, expect to receive a packet of information from the Office of Financial Aid. You must also report to Human Resources to complete employment paperwork before your first day of employment.

Supervisor reminder:

The Graduate Assistant Notification Form​ ​must be completed for every new hire, for every terminated graduate assistant, and for every graduate assistant taking, and/or returning from a hiatus. This form must be completed prior to any changes made in order to avoid disruption to your graduate assistant's paycheck.​


Providence College occasionally has openings for Graduate Assistantships. These positions are limited to graduate students who have been officially accepted into a degree program and are enrolled on a full-time basis.

Graduate assistants are required to work 20 hours a week and must be enrolled in nine credit hours for the fall and spring semesters. If your position is for 12 months you are required to enroll in three credit hours in one of the summer sessions.  If your GA position is for 9 or 10 months you are not required to enroll in any classes in either summer session.  If you chose to enroll in any classes or credit hours beyond what is required, your GA tuition remission package will not cover the cost of those classes.

Graduate assistants receive a monthly stipend of $700 during their first year of employment and $750 during their second year. Assistants also receive tuition remission for the academic year and the summer session, if required.

Appointments to assistantships are for one year with the possibility for renewal. Positions may be available in a variety of departments and duties may include the following: writing news stories for college publications, assisting faculty with research projects, conducting library research, and helping to coordinate commencement activities.


Graduate Assistant Holiday Schedule for 2016-2017:

Thanksgiving November 23, 24, 25

Christmas December 18 - January 3

Easter April 13, 14