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Undergraduate Student Assistantship Program

The Undergraduate Student Assistantship (UGA) program aims to offer Drake juniors and seniors opportunities to gain advanced experience in their academic or professional fields and to engage in a rich mentorship relationship with a member of Drake’s professional staff or faculty.

Faculty, Staff

For members of programs or departments hiring an undergraduate student assistant for a position that furthers the student’s academic and professional development, Student Financial Planning provides a 2 - to -1 match with department, program or unit funds. A maximum of $1100 is awarded per project (for proposals whose total assistantship budget is $1650 or more). 

Timeline: Applications are due March 16, 2024, for assistantships to take place the following academic year.  Submit your application for an Undergraduate Student Assistantship to your Dean or director of the Administrative Program); Deans and Directors will rank and forward proposals to the Office of the Deputy Provost by April 1, with decisions communicated by April 15th.

Please email a 3-7 page document that includes: 

  • An abbreviated (1-2 page) CV highlighting relevant teaching, research, and service activity.
  • A narrative of the work to be accomplished, a timeline for its completion, the intended outcomes (eg: type of publication, performance, or presentation) and a budget.
  • A highlight of the relevant research and creative work, teaching and service.
  • A statement of the ways you will engage your student assistant on the work and your plan for mentoring the student.

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Undergraduate Assistantship Program FAQ

Jimmy Senteza, Deputy Provost of Academic Affairs