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Graduate Student Fellowship in Engaged Scholarship

Fall 2017

The Office of Public Engagement, in partnership with the UConn Graduate School, is delighted to announce the new Graduate Student Fellowship in Engaged Scholarship (GSFES).


We will award up to five fellowships annually, of $1500 each, to UConn graduate students who wish to pursue community-based engaged scholarship.  The program will introduce graduate student fellows to the science of engaged, community-based scholarship and will allow them to undertake rigorous, academically relevant work in in a context of collaboration and reciprocity with the community beyond the university. Graduate students from all UConn disciplines are welcome to apply.


You can find more specific information regarding the GSFES including application information HERE.


 The application deadline is Monday August 7th, 2017.


For additional information please feel free to contact the Office of Public Engagement at: .

UCONN- Department of Student Activities
Office of Community Outreach (CO)
2017-2018 Graduate Assistant Position

Position: Community Outreach Graduate Assistant

Position Summary:  Under the direction of the Associate Director for Community Outreach, the Community Outreach Graduate Assistant (GA) is responsible for supporting the service class for the Human Rights in Action Learning Community (HRALC) and supporting one-time service programs and projects with the Office of Community Outreach.  The work with HRALC will engage first and second year students through the coordination of the service experience course designed to increase knowledge of Human Rights at the local, national and global levels.  This assistantship will provide the instruction and oversight of all service related activities for the community and support further engagement with the Office of Community Outreach and The Human Rights Institute.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Instruct credit bearing service course that develops competence of students in service opportunities and offers opportunity for assessment and evaluation of experiences.
  • Develop and maintain community partnerships that lead to service-learning opportunities for students, supervise project teams, and assess student learning;
  • Assist in the development of CO wide service initiatives including all related budgeting, scheduling, marketing; assuming greater direct responsibility until student leaders, volunteers, and workers become proficient in programming and organizational skills.
  • Advise and mentor students to support their engagement in service activities.
  • Hold weekly office hours within the office space in the J. Ray Ryan building;
  • Act as a liaison between Community Outreach, The Human Rights Institute, key students and faculty and staff stakeholders from throughout the university; send periodic updates, coordinate meetings as needed, and complete public presentation as needed;
  • Staff at least one weekend or weeklong alternative break & immersion trip;
  • Advise student leader(s); assist with student supervision; facilitation of reflection activities; actively participate in group service projects; support data collection
  • Connect students with relevant faculty, programs, and events occurring across campus, encouraging engagement and student development;
  • Communicate regularly with The HRALC Faculty Director and designated staff within Office of First Year Program and Learning Communities;
  • Complete other duties as required, including but not limited to, office projects and department committees

Commitment: 20 hours per week; schedule will vary based on student’s availability and programmatic needs. Weekend and evening hours are required in order to attend related events.

Application Process:  Interested candidates should send: (a) letter of interest, (b) resume/CV, and (c) names and contact information for three professional references to: Ada Elderkin, Administrative Assistant, Department of Student Activities; 2110 Hillside Road – Unit 3008, Storrs, CT 06269-3008 or  Electronic applications are preferred. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Interviews will commence immediately. UCONN strongly encourages applications from people of color, women and people with disabilities.