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Campus-Based Fellowships & Research Assistantships

As part of Washington University in St. Louis, Brown School students have access to a variety of campus-based fellowships and research assistantships.

Across campus, Brown School students are sought after for fellowships in Residential Life, Student Involvement, the Center for Diversity and Inclusion, and the Gephardt Institute for Civic & Community Engagement, and so on. Our office will share these positions as they become announced throughout the spring. 

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). Brown School Research Assistantships will be posted here, as well.

Current Openings:

Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement,  TWO-YEAR MSW FellowSHIP

The Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement Fellowship is open to an incoming MSW student and offers a two-year scholarship for full tuition. The 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. This position is responsible for supporting nonpartisan and ideologically inclusive programs that cultivate life-long commitment to engagement in democracy among WashU students, staff and faculty. The Gephardt Fellow will research best practices and assess and evaluate programs within the initiative, as well as assist in the implementation programs and activities that promote the development of student knowledge, skills and lifelong commitments to a thriving democracy.  NOTE: Fellowship only available to two-year MSW students only; not open to joint or dual-degree students. Deadline to apply is March 15, 2021. Full Job Description & Application Process


The Prevention Research Center's (PRC) mission is to bridge research, practice and policy to improve community health and achieve equity. The PRC is offering a Research Assistant position to an incoming MPH or MPH/MSW student who is interested in chronic disease prevention and population health. The Research Assistant receives mentorship from Professor Ross Brownson and opportunities to contribute to research, policy and project development, and communications. The Research Assistant will assist in a research project that is developing and disseminating approaches to increase implementation of evidence-based policies to reduce obesity disparities and promote health equity, focusing on the uptake of effective local-level policies. Learn more: Full Job Description & Application Process.

GEPHARDT INSTITUTE - Academic Engagement Paid Internship

The Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement is hiring an Academic Engagement Communications and Events Coordinator for Fall 2021 and Spring 2022. The position will focus primarily on research, communications strategy, and outreach to Washington University faculty, academic leaders, and students regarding Community Engaged Teaching and Learning and other forms of community engagement. Applications must be received by April 5, 2021.  Learn More: Full Job Description & Application Process

WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY First Year Center - Graduate Fellow

This graduate fellow will focus on initiatives that support parents and families of undergraduates with their student's orientation, transition and retention. In addition to assisting with programs ranging in size from 12 to 5,000 participants, this position supports resource development and management for parents and family members. Fellow will have significant interaction with staff and students in the First Year Center, as well as significant interaction with the staff and faculty of the five undergraduate academic divisions, staff in Student Affairs and staff in University Advancement.  Priority deadline for application is March 31, 2021. Learn More: Full Job Description & Application Process. 

While we will share many positions throughout the spring and summer, we know that the list of fellowships and assistantships we promote is not comprehensive. WashU is a large research institution with many opportunities for graduate students. We encourage you to follow along as we share opportunities, but also explore other opportunities that may be a good fit for you and your practice and research interests.