Graduate assistants at UW-Madison play a vital role to supporting instruction, projects, and research at the University. There are three different types of assistantships across various departments and divisions at UW. It is important to note that the majority of graduate assistant positions are not posted publicly or available to all graduate students. Instead, they are “owned” by particular graduate programs and are reserved for students in those programs. Programs use their own internal processes to award assistantships to students. To find out how your program awards assistantships, we recommend you contact your program of interest. For more information on the UW-Madison Graduate School, visit their their website at grad.wisc.edu.
There still exist a smaller number of graduate assistant positions which are not reserved for students in particular programs, and any graduate student can apply for those positions. Generally, these positions are posted relatively close to the time they will start, so positions that start in the fall semester will usually be posted in July or August. To view available graduate assistant positions, simply click the button below:
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