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Campus-Based Positions

As part of Washington University in St. Louis, Brown School master's-level students have access to a variety of campus-based fellowships, research assistantships and other part-time jobs.

Across campus, Brown School students are sought after for fellowships in Residential Life, Student Involvement, the Center for Diversity and Inclusion, the Gephardt Institute for Civic & Community Engagement, and so on.

In addition, some Brown School faculty will hire student research assistants in the spring (others will wait until the late-summer and early-fall to offer these positions). Those research assistantships will be posted here as they come available, as well as other part-time positions within the Brown School. 

Note: New positions will become available throughout the fall and spring semesters. Additionally, the list of opportunities on this page is not fully exhaustive; other positions may come available to students during their time at the Brown School.

Current Openings:

Research & Office Assistant - Professor Vetta Sanders Thompson

Research and office assistant to assist with literature reviews, annotated bibliographies for manuscripts, presentations, and other professional activities. The individual will also be responsible for editing slides, formatting manuscripts for submission, and other related tasks as needed. Assistance with qualitative data management, coding, as well data entry expected as needed. Position available from August 20, 2023 through May 31, 2024. Learn more about the position and how to apply here

Research Assistant – Harvey A Friedman Center for Aging

The Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging at the Institute for Public Health is offering a research assistant/work study position to an incoming graduate student. Applicants do not need to have prior experience in aging or research, but must have an interest in exploring issues relevant for older adults and aging societies and a desire to learn about and conduct research. The research assistant will have opportunities to contribute to research, project development, education, and communications. Learn more about the position and how to apply here

Health Promotion Assistant (several positions available) – Habif Health & Wellness Center

This position is open to graduate students eligible to earn direct pay, Federal Work Study, or academic credit Fall 2023-Spring 2024. Preferred qualifications include: excellent organizational skills; superior writing, editing, and verbal communication skills; experience with graphic design; comfort with health promotion subjects; flexibility, humor, and ability to interact professionally with students and staff. Learn more here.

2023 – 2025 Gephardt Institute Fellowship for Engage Democracy

The Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement fosters a vibrant culture of civic engagement throughout Washington University, realized by engaged citizens, scholarship, and partnerships that advance the collective good. The institute serves the entire Washington University community of students, staff, faculty, and alumni. The Gephardt Fellow will serve as an essential member of the student staff for two years, advancing the signature initiatives and strategic priorities in the Engage Democracy Initiative. In addition, the Gephardt Fellow will work to research best practices, assess, and evaluate programs within the Engage Democracy Initiative.

Interested applicants must be seeking a Master of Social Work degree at Washington University’s Brown School and able to commit to four consecutive Fall/Spring academic semesters with the Gephardt Institute. Advance standing students are ineligible. Those seeking a dual- or joint-degree may apply if able to commit to the four consecutive semester requirement, but will only be eligible for the scholarship during semesters enrolled in the Master of Social Work program. Learn more about the position here and apply here.