The Industrial / Community Assistantship Program creates sponsored internships to place and partially fund graduate students at Northeast Ohio businesses.
- Skilled graduate-student interns placed at local companies
- UA provides a matching tuition scholarship to participating students
- Enhances graduate education by providing tuition to students as they refine their training in practical settings
Creating an assistantship
- Participating organizations are requested to provide one or more internships, which could be made available to multiple qualified students over several years. Here’s how it works:
- Companies interested in participating propose how they believe their position will utilize a graduate student’s skills and further his or her education, proposals can be sent to UA’s Graduate School or to individual faculty members
- UA helps develop the assistantship details and recommends qualified eligible students for each company to choose from
- Directed by the company, students work 20 hours per week
- Each assistantship should be a 9-month to one-year renewable student position beginning in August and coinciding with UA’s academic calendar
- Stipends are based on current academic department rates and are provided to companies by UA
- A simple contractual system handles the financial details
For more information
Mark Tausig, Ph.D., Associate Dean of the Graduate School
Download a printable Industrial / Community Assistantship brochure.