NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education is offering an academic year fellowship to a graduate student interested in working in its Research and Policy Institute (RPI). This fellowship will allow the student to continue to develop research and program analysis skills, as well as expertise in institutional, state, and federal policy development, implementation, and evaluation, as part of a team of researchers, practitioners and higher education experts.
NASPA is the leading association for the advancement, health, and sustainability of the student affairs profession. We serve a full range of professionals who provide programs, experiences, and services that cultivate student learning and success in concert with the mission of our colleges and universities. Established in 1918 and founded in 1919, NASPA is comprised of 13,000 members in all 50 states, 25 countries, and 8 U.S. Territories.
NASPA’s commitment to student success is demonstrated through publications, conferences and professional development events, and advanced by the research initiatives undertaken by the RPI. The RPI offers unique professional development opportunities for research project development, project management, written communication, and qualitative/quantitative analysis, as well opportunities for networking.
The graduate fellow will provide assistance to NASPA’s Director for Policy Research and Advocacy as well as supporting the creation and dissemination of blog posts and scholarly writing.
The fellowship will begin in October of 2015 and conclude in June 2016. Extensions are possible and based upon both fellow and NASPA interest. The graduate fellow position would require approximately 25 hours of work per week, and the location of this work – either at NASPA’s office in the Union Station area of Washington, DC or at a remote location – is negotiable. Work hours can be arranged to accommodate the student’s class schedule or other obligations. The graduate fellow will receive a stipend of $17,000 for the academic year. Fellows will not be offered tuition remission or tuition support.
Prospective candidates for NASPA’s graduate fellow program should have:
NASPA Graduate Fellow, Research and Policy Institute (RPI) Scope of Work:
Prospective candidates should be pursuing a master’s or doctoral degree in an educationor policy-related field and be available to work 25 hours a week.
Candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and brief writing sample (not to exceed 5 double-spaced pages) to the attention of Dr. Andrew Morse, Director for Policy Research and Advocacy, at [email protected] This position is open until filled.