Undergraduate Assistantships Main Content
The Undergraduate Assistantship (UGA) Program provides a unique opportunity for students. The UGA Program was established in 2002 and employs approximately 200 students each year. The program offers on-campus, paraprofessional employment opportunities for SIU undergraduate students. Students selected for an Undergraduate Assistantship are able to work directly with a faculty member or professional level staff member in a position that is related to their career path and/or academic discipline. Students work 10-20 hours per week and are paid $10/hour. Positions are available for the fall and spring semesters. The UGA Program is not funded during the summer term.
The UGA Program is coordinated through the Academic Scholarship Office, a division of Enrollment Management, and has cooperating support from Human Resources, Payroll, Research Development and Administration, University Honors and the University hiring departments. The Undergraduate Assistantship Advisory Committee serves as the selection committee for faculty proposals.