Graduate Service Fellowship in communications available


If you harbor journalistic aspirations, the College of Graduate Studies and Research is interested in hearing from you. Consider applying for our Graduate Service Fellowship in communications.

Duties: Under the direction of the Director of Special Projects, you will assist with the College’s current and new communications projects in the upcoming academic year. These include:

  • Develop, research and write graduate studies news stories & researcher profiles for the website and other purposes;
  • Ongoing review and revitalization of the College’s website;
  • Assist with the development and writing of materials for graduate student recruitment and CGSR communications;
  • Other duties related to special projects as assigned.

Eligibility: Full-time fully qualified graduate student. Academic standing of at least 75%. No other major source of funding.

Skills & Experience: The position requires strong writing skills - the ability to research and write articles for print and web publication – knowledge of the university, and good computer skills, including the ability to do effective Internet searches. Candidates must demonstrate initiative, creativity, and innovative thinking; attention to detail and analytical capability; effective verbal communication to conduct interviews and inform others; and the ability to work and make decisions independently, exercising good judgment.

Term of Appointment and Remuneration: October 1, 2011 to April 30, 2012, with the possibility of renewal. Payment is $1,174.53 per month ($271.81 in scholarship and $902.72 (plus vacation pay) in earnings. You will be expected to provide 12 hrs/week service related to this project. Scheduling of hours is flexible to accommodate for your academic commitments.

Deadline for Applications: September 21, 2011

Application Procedures: Send a complete resume, with a covering letter, to Penny Skilnik, Director of Special Projects & EA to the Dean, College of Graduate Studies and Research, Room 180, Administration Building. In your letter, please provide a brief statement summarizing your relevant experience and your interest in this position. Provide three recent references and contact information.

If you require further information, please contact Penny Skilnik at or 966-2022, in the College of Graduate Studies and Research.