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Pre-Professional Graduate Assistantship for International Education


International Education


Pre-professional Graduate Assistantship


25% - 50%

Description, Responsibilities, and Qualifications

Description : 
The mission of International Education (IE) is to embrace world cultures and global perspectives, engage international and domestic students, and empower all students with global learning opportunities through co-curricular activities and programs
. The vision of IE is to provide a transformative learning experience to nurture world citizens and future leaders in local and global contexts.

IE will hire one 50% -time or two 25% -time pre-professional graduate assistants (PGA) to fill programming support needs, from August 16, 2022 - May 15, 2023. There are possibilities of summer appointment as a graduate hourly at the rate of approximately $15 per hour, depending on experience.

IE PGA provides students an opportunity to undertake creative and challenging assignments that provide a greater understanding of higher education administration, and international education in particular. The PGA will work on programs that promote educational, social and cultural understanding for students and members of the University and Champaign-Urbana communities. Graduate assistants will assist in many aspects of the daily operations and administration of International Education, including weekly events, break programs, outreach, and campus collaborative programs. Occasional evening and weekend work is expected. Browse our website for more details:

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Maintain a schedule of 10/20 hours of work per week, depending on the percentage of appointments. 

  • Duties may include a combination of the following areas, depending on applicant’s interests and skills: 

- Assist in developing, implementing, and coordinating programs of International  

 - Education which supports engagement between domestic and international students 

- Assist in developing, facilitating, and overseeing workshops supporting international  students 

- Assist in assessing programs to identify needs and evaluate learning outcomes  

- Other International Education related duties as assigned


  • Enrollment in any graduate program at UI during the period August 2022 – May 2023 

  • Ability to work collaboratively as a member of a team and independently with a high degree of initiative 

  • Experience in intercultural communication 

  • Study abroad experiences preferred, but not required  

  • Professional experience and/or academic specialization in international student/education issues preferred, but not required



Commensurate with current UIUC policies on graduate student stipends and waivers. All applicants will be required to fill out a FAFSA form to assess eligibility for Federal Work Study Assistantships. 

Application Procedure

  • Include a letter of interest, indicating your academic interests and career goals, description of your leadership, and programming experience.  

  • Include a resume or cv and contact information for three references.  

  • Email completed application as an attachment to yunshi (at)  

  • Review of applications will begin immediately and interviews may be scheduled as soon as applications are received. For highest consideration, please submit materials by May 15, 2022. 

  • For more information, contact Yun Shi, Director for International Education, at 217-333-9300 or yunshi (at)


Contact Info

Contact Name

Yun Shi

Contact Email

Contact Phone


Contact Address

1210 West Nevada Street, Urbana

Start Date

Tuesday, August 16, 2022