Undergraduate Assistantship

Overview of the Program:

    1. An Undergraduate Assistantship[ (UGA) should enhance a student’s academic experience and allow for significant growth.
    2. Proposals must be written to reflect how an assistantship will be more than just a work study job.
    3. Students who will be sophomores, juniors or seniors during the 2016-2017 academic year are eligible to apply.
    4. Students desiring assistantships must correctly complete the application process. (See Student Requirement section.)
    5. All student applicants must be interviewed.
    6. Students must have a 2.75 GPA at the time of application.
    7. Undergraduate assistants will earn $8.25 per hour.
    8. Students selected for a UGA position are not eligible for regular work study positions. Limited exclusions apply. Contact the office of financial assistance with questions.


Application Procedure:

    1. Download and complete the proposal application. A new form is being introduced this year, using electronic signatures. (For the purpose of this form an electronic signature will be a typed name.)
    2. Proposals need to be returned electronically, as a word document, to Human Resources by 4:00pm on November 20, 2015.
    3. Funding of Undergraduate Assistantship positions will come from the student employment budget already assigned to the department for the fiscal year.
    4. If a large number of proposals from a department are received, the frequency the department has received undergraduate assistantship funding in the past will be a factor in determining the 2016-2017 awards.
    5. If more than one proposal is submitted, please indicate order of preference.  If no preference is given, the UGA Committee will preference the applications.
    6. Because the undergraduate program is also intended to offer students the opportunity to build their application and interviewing skills, all applicants should receive a personal interview with the supervisor directing their particular undergraduate assistantship.
    7. It may be helpful to personally encourage several students to consider applying for your Undergraduate Assistantship.  This assures a larger pool of applicants from which to choose, and involves more students in the program


Student Requirements:                         

At the beginning of the Spring Semester, Career Development and Civic Engagement will send students information on how to apply for 2016-2017 UGA positions through CareerPaths.  A student must do the following to be eligible:

    1. Submit a resume and cover letter for each UGA position of interest on CareerPaths before 4:00pm on February 26, 2016.
    2. Have a personal interview with the individual who will be directing the undergraduate assistantship.
    3. Hold a cumulative grade point of at least 2.75 at the time of application.
    4. Must not hold another work study position in the 2016-2017 academic year.