In addition to teaching and research assistantships, various part-time jobs are available at The Fletcher School and other areas of Tufts University. In addition, some students work off campus. Although some positions are limited to students who qualify for the Federal Work Study (FWS) Program, others are open to all. Students with jobs typically work between 10-12 hours a week both on and off campus. International students with an F-1 visa may work up to 20 hours a week on campus. Students typically earn $9-$15 per hour depending on job responsibilities. More information on student employment can be found on the Tufts Student Employment Office website.
At Fletcher, a limited number of teaching and research assistantships are available to second-year and doctoral students. Students may be employed by an individual professor or by one of the School's research centers. Professors and research centers interview and select their own assistants. Teaching and research assistantships are treated as student employment at The Fletcher School. Assistantships do not reduce tuition fees. The stipend for assistantship positions is typically around $2,000.
Fletcher students may serve as teaching assistants at Tufts University in the undergraduate departments of Political Science, Economics, History, International Relations, and Modern Languages. These assistantships are normally awarded to second-year students, though occasionally first-year students are selected. Students interested in teaching assistantships should make inquiries directly to the individual departments at Tufts University as early as possible for full consideration. Fletcher students also serve as teaching assistants at other institutions in the Boston area.
Some Fletcher students find work opportunities off-campus. Please note that this option is not available for international students except in a volunteer capacity. International students may work up to 20 hours per week on-campus only. Off-campus salaries can often be higher than those found on-campus.
Students who work off-campus often have a previous relationship with an employer, for example as a former employee or summer intern. Recent employers have included non-profits, research institutes, local universities, and private companies. A few students do freelance writing or consultancy work.
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