Graduate assistantships in history
The Department of History offers a limited number of assistantships annually. Graduate Assistants are exempt from out-of-state tuition and they also receive a substantial waiver for course fees.
Assistantships are awarded on a competitive basis to applicants admitted to graduate standing in history. Duties may consist of leading discussion sections, grading examinations and reports, proctoring examinations, lecturing and aiding in research projects. A Graduate Assistant in the Department of History must register for a minimum of six graduate credits each semester. Graduate Assistants may hold no other employment in the Nevada System of Higher Education without the approval of the graduate director and the Graduate School.
Requirements and expectations, payments and benefits, grant-in-aid forms and policies on enrollment and employment can be found by visiting the Graduate School. See in particular the information on maximum length of awards. The award letter from the department of history will indicate the length of your immediate award.
Teaching Assistants are expected to be available for work and/or training the week before the beginning of classes each semester. The department may also require that Teaching Assistants attend the Core Humanities training during that week.
Prospective graduate students who are interested in a Graduate Assistantship must include this in the Statement of Purpose for their application and include an explanation of previous teaching experience, related work experience, previous coursework and any other relevant information.
Current M.A. and Ph.D. students who do not have a Graduate Assistantship and wish to be considered must inform the Graduate Program Director in writing by February 1 and include an explanation of previous teaching experience, related work experience, previous coursework and any other relevant information.
Graduate student internships
Graduate Student Internships area also available. Student interns will perform and assist with the following:
- Work with the program coordinator with public outreach, including public speaking, promotion and media contact.
- Research and prepare materials for projects in the Shared History Program. This includes materials for public programs; research and design work for physical exhibits, including writing text and labels for physical and virtual exhibits.
- Research and conduct oral history audio/video interviews associated with SHP projects.
- Work with the SHP Coordinator and program interns in indexing oral history and oral memory contributions, utilizing Stories Matter software.
- Work with the SHP Coordinator and program interns in designing and implementing portions of virtual exhibits utilizing Final Cut video editing and Adobe CS6 Standard software.
Outside funding opportunities
Several organizations outside of the University offer grants and fellowships to support graduate student research in history. The Doctoral Student's Fellowship Database is a good place to start searching for external funding opportunities for your field.