Jobs, Assistantships & Work Study Opportunities
Many students seek part-time positions while enrolled as degree candidates in GMS programs. Part-time work study employment opportunities are available through Student Employment Office (SEO) On-campus work-study positions are jobs that are part of your financial aid package at Boston University. Current positions are listed below.
Work Study Opportunities
If you are interested in any of these opportunities please email your resume or the contact and complete your FAFSA and the Federal Work Study and Institutional Loan Application.
Position Title/Description: Newbury Center Communications GA
The Newbury Center fosters the holistic success of first-generation undergraduate, graduate, and professional students at Boston University. We are seeking a motivated, organized, and reliable Communications Graduate Assistant to join the growing Center. The Communications Graduate Assistant must be a current BU graduate or professional student from any degree program. They will work closely with the Center director to develop and execute a communications strategy to increase awareness of the Newbury Center’s programs and events, and to successfully reach and engage with BU first-generation community members.The position will start as soon as possible in fall 2022 and will continue throughout the 2023-2024 academic year. The GA will work approximately 15-20 hours per week. Summer employment is also possible with this role.
Primary responsibilities include:
- Creation of a communications strategy for the Newbury Center
- Social media planning, content writing, community management
- Newsletter planning and writing
- Metrics reporting and benchmarking
- Website responsibilities
A qualified candidate should be:
- Passionate and committed to supporting positive first-generation experiences at BU
- A strong oral and written communicator
- Highly experienced in communications planning and execution
- Experienced in using Microsoft Office suite, social media management platforms such as Sprinklr
- Familiar with survey building and website publishing platforms such as WordPress
- Able to multi-task and manage concurrent deadlines
- Creative, responsible, reliable, and detail oriented
Interested candidates should apply via the link posted below by 9am EST on Monday, November 14th. Questions? Email Maria Erb, the Newbury Center Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Position Title/Description: BU Professional Clothing Closet GA
The Boston University Professional Clothing Closet is a joint initiative between the Newbury Center and the Center for Career Development to provide undergraduate and graduate/professional students with FREE access to professional attire for interviews, career fairs, networking events, and other career-oriented activities and occasions. The goal of the Professional Clothing Closet is to remove financial barriers that may prevent students from looking and feeling their best during the internship and job search process. We are seeking a highly motivated, organized, and reliable graduate assistant (GA) to grow and sustain the Professional Clothing Closet for years to come. This GA position provides the unique opportunity to be a part of a project that advances the professional development and well-being of all Boston University students. The PCC GA will report to the Executive Director of the Center for Career Development.
- Work closely with the CCD and Newbury Center to create goals for the Professional Clothing Closet that ensure its sustainability for years to come.
- Staff the Professional Clothing Closet during its hours of operation and serve as a resource to students with any inquiries on professional clothing styles.
- Coordinate volunteers to help sort, organize, repurpose, and determine the suitability of all donations that come into the Professional Clothing Closet.
- Ensure that the closet is fully stocked with all types of professional clothing and a range of sizes.
- Coordinate with donors which include, but is not limited to, the non-profit organizations, Solutions At Work and Dress for Success, to ensure a consistent flow of clean, and lightly used professional clothing donations.
- Oversee the creation and maintenance of the Professional Clothing Closet pages on the CCD website.
- 15-20 hours per week including some evenings.
- This position will begin in late fall semester 2022 and will extend through mid-May with the potential renewal for academic year 2023-2024. Summer 2023 hours are also possible.
- Interested candidates should apply via the link posted below by 9am EST on Monday, November 14th. Questions? Email Addye Buckley-Burnell, the Executive Director of the Center for Career Development, at email@example.com.
Position Title/Description: LGBTQIA+ Center for Faculty & Staff Communication & Marketing Graduate Assistant (UPDATE – This position is now filled)
Are you or do you know a Boston University graduate student who…
- …has enthusiasm for working in marketing, communications, and social media?
- …is interested in supporting and celebrating the LGBTQIA+ community at BU?
- …is in good academic standing?
Apply for our Communication & Marketing Graduate Assistant position!
How To ApplyTo apply for the Communication & Marketing Graduate Assistant position, complete this Google form: https://forms.gle/RUSJ4dP2YKGsDKq19 . It includes uploading a resume and answering several questions. Please do not submit a cover letter.
If you have any questions about the role, reach out to Allison Reilly (they/them), Assistant Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are accepting applications on a rolling basis. Complete applications received by August 15th will receive preference in the process.
Position Title/Description: GMS Data Assistant (UPDATE – This position is now filled)
Semester: Fall 2022, Spring 2023| Location: On-Campus + remote | Department: Graduate Medical Sciences
Job Details: This role will primarily involve web-based data mining and data management in Microsoft Excel.
Responsibilities: Support the Director of Analytics & Admissions in GMS in the collection, organization, and, management of web-based data queries.
Recommended Skills: Well organized with high attention to detail, meticulous and reliable, critical thinking, ability to complete work independently, beginner level Microsoft Excel.
Work Schedule: 5-10 hr. per week. This position is a standing position and could continue beyond the summer semester through Fall 2022, Spring 2023 . Hours are flexible.
If interested, please send resume to Dr. Brigitte Ritter at email@example.com.
Position Title/Description: GMS Research Assistant (UPDATE – This position is now filled)
Semester: Fall 2022, Spring 2023 | Location: On-Campus + remote | Department: Graduate Medical Sciences
Job Details: This role will primarily entail updating doctoral alumni data outcomes.
Responsibilities: Student will search the internet to determine where alumni are currently employed.
Recommended Skills: Attention to detail, ability to work independently, proficiency in Microsoft Excel
Work Schedule: 5-10 hr. per week. This position is a standing position and could continue beyond the summer semester through Fall 2022, Spring 2023 . Hours are flexible.
If interested, please send resume to Dr. Barbara Schreiber at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Position Title/Description: STaRS Program Assistant (UPDATE – This position is now filled)
Semester: Fall 2022, Spring 2023| Location: On-Campus + remote | Department: GMS – Summer Training as Research Scholars Program (STaRS)
Job Details: This role will primarily support the STaRS program to increase diversity in the research biomedical sciences.
Responsibilities: Support Program Director Dr. Isabel Dominguez with administrative tasks for the STaRS program, including tasks during summer 2022 for the program’s undergraduate research students.
Recommended Skills: Attention to detail, strong communication skills, proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite especially Microsoft Excel. Good interpersonal skills and past experience working with students from diverse backgrounds a plus.
Work Schedule: 10-12 hr. per week starting when available and continuing through Summer 2022. The position could continue for Fall 2022 and Spring 2023. Hours are flexible (mostly in-person but some work could be remote)
If interested, please send resume to Dr. Theresa Davies (email@example.com)
Position Title/Description: Graduate Medical Sciences Office Assistant (UPDATE – These positions are now filled)
Semester: Fall 2022| Location: On-Campus | Department: Graduate Medical Sciences
Job Details: This role will primarily share time between support of GMS faculty & staff in the areas of reception, student affairs and administrative support.
Responsibilities: Support Graduate Medical Sciences administration, and the Assistant Deans, on projects related to graduate affairs, (orientation, admissions, enrollment, alumni tracking) including administrative tasks as well as serving greeting guests to the GMS office suite. Will support and direct visitors as needed, receiving and distributing GMS mail, and managing locker distribution.
Recommended Skills: Attention to detail, strong writing and communication skills, ability to complete time-sensitive projects quickly and independently, proficiency Microsoft Office Suite and manipulating data in Microsoft Excel a plus.
Work Schedule: 5-10 hr per week during school year
If interested, please contact Kimberly Arena (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Position Title/Description: Registrar Assistant (UPDATE – This position is now filled)
Semester: Fall 2022 | Department: Graduate Medical Sciences
Responsibilities: Assist the Registrar with electronic filing, scanning and other administrative tasks related to applications, courses and transcripts.
Recommended Skills: Familiar with Adobe Pro (can be trained), basic skills in Microsoft Word and Excel. Attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
Work Schedule: 10 hours per week
If interested, please contact Millie Agosto (email@example.com).
Position Title/Description: GMS Communications Assistant (UPDATE – This position is now filled)
Semester: Fall 2022, Spring 2023 | Location: On-Campus | Department: Graduate Medical Sciences
Job Details: This role will primarily operate to assist the GMS Marketing Team with responsibilities that fall under the scope of ‘communicating with current GMS Community members.’
Responsibilities: The primary responsibility for this role will be managing the GMS Press weekly newsletter via Mailchimp. The intern will also assist with dialing social media postings as well as other GMS-wide communications.
Recommended Skills: The ideal candidate for this role has experience using services such as Mailchimp or similar email marketing platforms, google drive and Microsoft Office Suite, is organized, has a strong command of the English language, and has strong attention-to-detail skills.
Work Schedule: This intern will work 5-10 hours per week. Remote capability.
If interested, please contact Mike Bloom (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Job & Internship Opportunities
Position Title/Description: Newbury Center Graduate Assistant (UPDATE – This position is now filled)
The BU Newbury Center is hiring a graduate/professional student employee to assist with various projects and special events/workshop programming for first-generation undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. The Newbury Center fosters the holistic support of first-generation undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. The candidates should be reliable, responsible, able to multi-task, follow-through, and have strong oral and written communication skills; event management experience and strong technical skills such as proficiency with Microsoft Office suite, survey software, web publishing software, communication platforms, and/or social media; and a commitment to supporting the BU first-generation student experience is preferred.Interested students should apply here by 5:00pm EDT on Friday, July 29th. This is an in-person position that begins September 1, 2022 with a required 10-15 hours per week. Questions? Email Maria Erb, the Newbury Center Director, at email@example.com.
Position Title/Description: SARP Prevention Intern (UPDATE – This position is now filled)
SARP Prevention Interns are paid graduate student staff that facilitate prevention programs and evaluations; develop social media and marketing strategies; and curate prevention content and materials. There are 3 internship concentrations: Research and Data, Communications, and Community Development and Programs. All interns will do work according to their concentrations and facilitate all trainings facilitated by SARP. More information and the link to the application can be found here.
- Commit 24hrs per week
- Must be available Wednesdays from 12-2 for group supervision and team meeting
- Must be available in-person starting August 1st (Including training)
- Enrolled in graduate school for an MSW, MPH, or any other relevant master’s program with an expected graduation in the spring semester
- Ability to commit 24 hours/ week
- Interest in sexual violence prevention
- Experience working and collaborating on a team
- Ability and skills to commit to one prevention intern specialization for the year.
Join the BU Libraries Team! (UPDATE – These positions are no longer available)
Spending the summer in Boston? BU Libraries has many summer opportunities for student employment! Contact the Libraries’ Student Employment Program at LibStuHR@bu.edu to learn more!
Teaching Assistants & Fellows
TA positions in Graduate Medical Sciences are generally reserved for second-year students or above and are hired directly by the academic department or faculty. GMS does not typically offer teaching assistant positions to entering graduate students. These positions pay a small stipend. Interested students should contact their academic department directly to inquire about available opportunities. These are usually available in the late summer/fall each year.
Teaching Fellowship for PiBS Modules 2022 – 2023
We are soliciting applications for teaching fellows for breakout sessions in the first-year PhD curriculum. The curriculum is composed of 4 core modules and additional elective modules that cover Foundations in Biomedical Sciences (FBS). These courses have small breakout discussion sessions that focus on classic papers, problem-solving, and current topics in the biomedical sciences. Teaching fellows will work closely with a faculty mentor to review material, set goals, and facilitate the discussion sessions. Of note, the FBS course series will be decompressed in the coming academic year, with each core course running for a half-semester, and will therefore include additional discussion sessions compared to prior years. Each core course will be 7-8 weeks and the elective courses will run the full spring semester; the teaching sessions will generally take place on Fridays from 10 am – 12 PM.
The module dates are listed below:
- FC 712 (Structure and Function of the Genome): September 6 – October 25
- FC 711 (Protein structure, catalysis & interaction): October 25 – December 15
- FC 713 (Architecture & Dynamics of the Cell): January 20 to March 4
- FC 714 (Mechanisms of Cell Communication): March 14 to May 2
PhD and MD/PhD students who have passed their qualifying exams and postdocs are eligible to apply. Teaching fellows will be paid. If you are interested, please send the following to Umerani Grace at (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Statement of why you want to teach in this program and a brief description of your current research.
- Unofficial transcript of graduate work (graduate students) or list relevant course work (postdocs).
- Letter from your PI, which should state that they are supportive of your interest in this effort.
- Indicate the course(s) that you would like to participate in teaching.
The deadline for applications is July 15, 2022.
Program-Based Tutors are used in many programs include Oral Health Sciences, Medical Sciences, Nutrition & Metabolism and Biomedical Research Technologies. These positions are filled primarily by second year students of the program. Please reach out to your program director if interested in serving as a tutor.
Oral Health Sciences is specifically looking for TA for DMD Physiology & Biochemistry for Fall i2022. Please reach out to Dr. Theresa Davies is interested (email@example.com)
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Residential Life Positions
Each year, Resident Life Positions Residential Life hires resident assistants (RA) and senior resident assistants (SRA) to play a unique role in guiding, encouraging, directing, and helping other students as they learn and test new ideas, seek satisfying career choices, clarify their personal and societal values, and become contributing members of the larger community. Individuals hired for these positions are part-time staff members in the Residential Life office and are responsible for actively working twenty hours each week. These positions come with varying compensation packages that can include: housing, meal plans, stipends, and/or insurance. To find out more information, please refer to the Residential Life website.
BU Student Employment Office
Other jobs are offered through the BU Student Employment Office