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Graduate Opportunities

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:

Current openings:
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.

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