Graduate Assistantship with Chicago Field Studies
The Chicago Field Studies Program typically offers two types of opportunities for PhD students to gain experience in teaching and/or program management:
- Graduate student instructors will design and teach Field Studies in Public Health, Field Studies in Social Justice and Field Studies in Environment, Science & Sustainability (quarters may vary).
- Graduate Assistant (2 – 3 quarters) for the CFS program will research academic internship programs, assist in recruitment and advising of student participants, and develop strategies for communicating about CFS activities and accomplishments.
Why consider CFS?
- Develop course content and a syllabus with the guidance of experienced CFS Faculty
- Gain valuable teaching experience
- Build close relationships with undergraduate students in small seminar environments
- Develop academic administrative skills
We have filled both of the above positions for 2020-2021. We typically interview and hire in the Spring Quarter prior to the next academic year.
GEO - Community Practicum
The Graduate Engagement Opportunities (GEO) Community Practicum provides interested graduate students with the opportunity to undertake a quarter-long, internship or field study in the overlapping areas of civic engagement, social justice, or community studies. Simultaneously, students will enroll in CFS 495: Civic Engagement and Graduate Education. The seminar will allow students to share their experiences at the work site as well as connect the practicum experience to their studies. Topics include the scope of civic action and public work, the nature of public scholarship, and the types of community-university partnerships. By its very nature the seminar is interdisciplinary, allowing students to make connections with peers in other departments. When appropriate, practicing public scholars are invited to discuss their work and career paths with the students and the class may make a site visit to one of the host organizations.
For more information or to apply please see the Center for Civic Engagement's Community Practicum website.Back to top