Assistantships and apprenticeships provide students with the opportunity to gain hands-on professional experience in administrative, teaching, or research environments. University Life, the student affairs division at George Mason University, offers a range of graduate assistant positions. Position responsibilities, time commitment, and compensation vary by department and position.
Research apprenticeships provide students pursuing a thesis the opportunity to gain experience participating in a research or assessment study under the supervision of a faculty mentor. Students should anticipate that a 3-credit apprenticeship will require at least 150 hours of work.