Assistantships and Student Employment


Teaching Assistantships (TAs)

TAs are generally available for the MPH and MS Health Communication Programs for students who have taken the relevant course(s) or have significant experience in the subject area. TAs are graduate students who assist professors with managing their course. Duties may include overseeing and/or assisting with laboratory sessions, review sessions, evaluating student work, etc.

Stipends range from $2,000 - $2,500 for each full course/per semester. Faculty give preference to students who have demonstrated academic excellence in at least one semester of their graduate coursework, and they typically recruit students who have taken their course.   

Research Assistantships (RAs)

RAs are generally available via faculty in the Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, as well as throughout the other schools housed on the Boston Health Sciences campus of Tufts University. These positions generally pay $15/hour.

Career Connector - PHPD student/graduate employment database

RA positions, administrative on-campus jobs, and outside PHPD-related internships, part-time jobs, and full-time jobs are advertised to students through Career Connector, PHPD’s job, internship, fellowship, and on-campus opportunities database.

Once students matriculate, they will gain access to Career Connector and a full-range of opportunities. Generally, the greatest number of on-campus opportunities are available in September at the beginning of the academic year, though opportunities also arise throughout the rest of the year, particularly at the beginning of each semester. In the 2014-2015 Academic Year, there were 65 TA and 54 RA jobs with PHPD faculty and staff available to PHPD students.

Beginning in July of each year, and through September 1, Career Services forwards all posted RA positions to Fall matriculating  students via the incoming student listserv. After that time, students will have access to Career Connector.

Full-time Tufts University employment

Those interested in pursuing full-time Tufts employment will find opportunities through the Tufts Human Resources Site: Careers at Tufts

On-campus jobs at other Tufts' Schools  

There is also a Tufts-wide student employment website, JobX, which houses opportunities primarily on the Medford campus.

Additional questions regarding Public Health and Professional Degree Program RA and TA positions may be referred to PHPD Career Services.