Beyond what is offered through the School of Social Work, additional graduate assistantships may be available through other departments at UW. We strongly encourage applicants to explore UW's Graduate Funding Information Service resource for details about additional opportunities that may exist. In particular, the GFIS blog is a helpful resource; GFIS also has links to searchable external funding databases to find potential grants, fellowships, and scholarships for graduate school.
The UW School of Social Work has historically offered three competitive graduate assistantship opportunities, open to current and incoming MSW students Click on the position titles below for details, and application instructions for each position.
Student Computer Consultant
Provides funding for graduate students in the UW School of Social Work which may be offered as a tuition waiver, partial tuition waiver, health insurance coverage, stipend, or a combination of all. Candidates must be a UW School of Social Work MSW student and eligible to qualify for a Graduate Student Assistantship (this is not work - study and is not based on financial need). Responsible for supporting the School of Social Work computer labs help desk support to students, faculty and staff of a variety of software and other computing related inquiries. Current students as well as incoming MSW Day, EDP, and Advanced Standing students are eligible to apply; please note that this position requires weekday, weeknight, and weekend coverage and a commitment of 20 hours per week is necessary (support times shared across all four consultants). Position details Questions and application can be sent to Carol Tiberio at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We anticipate having up to 4 openings for the 2021-2022 academic term. We will begin accepting applications on April 1st of 2021, to begin work in mid-September 2021.
Student Information Specialist
The Student Information Specialist (SIS) position may not be available every year; one or two positions may be available in a given year, depending on staffing needs. This is an outreach/ambassador position, responsible for supporting the Admissions Office in supporting and recruiting diverse applicants to the UW School of Social Work and providing technical assistance to BASW and MSW applicants throughout the application process. Successful candidates are expected to have strong skills in public speaking, written communication, and multitasking. Current students as well as incoming MSW Day, EDP, and Advanced Standing students are eligible to apply; please note that this position requires 20 hours per week of office hours (primarily weekday, daytime hours). Click the link above for details. Questions can be sent to Dave Morrin: email@example.com.
Applications for the Student Information Specialist position (beginning mid-September 2021) are due by 11:59 PM on Sunday, April 4, 2021. We anticipate one opening.
Social Work Writing Tutor
Social Work Writing Tutors provide writing support services to all social work students, including bachelors, master’s, and PhD students. These positions require flexible schedules to accommodate the needs of students, and funding varies by quarter. Funding may include a tuition waiver, a partial tuition waiver, and health insurance coverage in some quarters, and hourly pay in other quarters. Must be a student entering the MSW advanced curriculum in the autumn when the positions begin. Priority consideration is given to current EDP and Day students, though newly admitted Advanced Standing students with previous tutoring experience are invited to apply.
The hiring cycle for the writing tutor positions occurs in spring quarter. Please check back for additional information in April. Contact Leanne Do at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.