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The Graduate Assistant for the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) plays an important role in the grant management and assessment functions of the office, while also working directly with students in a variety of ways. The office strives to create a graduate assistantship that will provide professional development and a variety of collaborative experiences, but also flexibility in task assignment so the graduate assistant may utilize personal strengths and develop skills in new areas. 


1) Support the management of funding programs including the Magellan Mini-Grant, Apprentice, Explorer, Navigator, Sustainable, Galen, Rhodos and Voyager by advising students, reviewing and processing proposals, and administration of awards. 

2) Contribute to the implementation of assessment protocols of undergraduate research and associated programs. Analyze and interpret assessment results. 

3) Assist with outreach and marketing including tabling events, socials, presentations, and communications (including weekly newsletters and social media). 

4) One-on-one advising of students interested in getting involved in undergraduate research and interested learning about funding opportunities. 

5) Facilitate “Getting Started Workshops” providing students with basic skills they need to reach out to potential faculty mentors (how to search and use our faculty database, how to craft a professional email). 

6) Assist with coordinating Discover UofSC at which over 600 undergraduate students present their beyond the classroom experiences. 

As a small office of three professional staff, the experience as a whole will offer the development of marketing, programming, and assessment skills in several capacities. This position will require occasional evening and weekend hours. 


The OUR GA position will be compensated with a stipend of $10,000 per academic year ($5000 per semester). In addition to and independent from compensation, a tuition supplement of $5000 per academic year ($2500 per semester) will be applied to the GA’s tuition bill and is not transferable. 


 Please note the position does not require prior undergraduate research experience. The department is seeking candidates who have experience working with students in a variety of settings (including one-on-one and group) as well as presentation skills. This position requires a full academic-year commitment, during which time, candidates must be enrolled in a graduate program. 

Applications Instructions

To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, and list of three references to  Application review will begin May 3, 2021 and applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. 


Applications are now available for Graduate Assistant positions within Student Health Services. Please note that on July 1, 2021, Student Health Services will become University Health Services. The Position Descriptions you find online will reflect this change.

Available GA positions for the 2021-22 school year are:

  • Campus Mental Health Initiatives - Mental Health Programming

  • Faculty and Staff Wellness

  • Health Communications

  • Healthy Campus Initiatives Assessment and Evaluation

  • Healthy Campus Initiatives Policy, Systems and Environment

  • Healthy Carolina Initiatives

  • Interpersonal Violence Advocacy and Outreach 2 positions available

  • Mental Health Initiatives Resilience and Mindfulness

  • Peer Leadership and Wellness Coaching

  • Public Relations and Marketing

  • Sexual Health and Body Image

  • Sexual Health - STI Testing Education

  • Wellness Coaching 2 positions available

    To view the complete position descriptions and apply for a Graduate Assistantship, please visit You may apply for and rank up to three positions. Applications require a resume, statement of interest (300-500 words), and 3 references. All applications must be submitted by April 24, 2021.

    Preference will be given to MPH and MSPH graduate students in Arnold School of Public Health or other disciplines such as Sociology, Anthropology, Nursing, or Social Work. However, qualified students in other disciplines will be strongly considered, as well. Training and education will be provided to the incumbent.

    The start date for these positions is August 9, 2021.

    For more information about Student Health Services at the University of South Carolina, please visit


This position will support the Office of Distributed Learning with the testing center.


The Graduate Assistant serving in this role will be responsible for assisting the Testing Center Coordinator with checking in students at the testing center and exam proctoring. The Graduate Assistant may also perform additional duties as needed.

Time Commitment

20 hours per week ($10.25 per hour). Position begins immediately with a possibility to renew each semester.

Application Instructions

Interested graduate students should contact Shannon Carson at


Discover UofSC showcases research, scholarship, leadership and creative projects by undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral scholars and medical scholars representing the entire UofSC System, from the Upstate to the Lowcountry. This annual event is proudly sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research.

The Office of the Vice President for Research is  excited to announce that  Discover UofSC 2021 will return  as a virtual event on Friday, April 23, 2021. The 2021 virtual showcase will offer all of the components our presenters, reviewers and other participants have come to expect from Discover UofSC.

Discover UofSC 2021 will include the following and more:

  • Poster Presentation Sessions
    Discover UofSC 2021 posters will be created, presented and reviewed on the iPosterSessions virtual conference platform. iPosters created on this platform are highly customizable and can include video clips, audio recordings, photo galleries, graphics of all sizes, text, links and more. The easy-to-master, intuitive iPosterSessions platform will allow presenters in all disciplines to showcase their research, scholarly, leadership and creative projects using content that best suits the features of their work.

  • Three-Minute Thesis Sessions
    Graduate student presenters will have the opportunity to take part in a three-minute thesis competition. All three-minute thesis presentations will be delivered virtually for a panel of reviewers.

  • Outreach Exhibitors
    Each year, Discover UofSC organizers invite faculty/staff-supported campus organizations that promote scholarship, research, creativity and/or leadership within the UofSC and Prisma Health communities to promote their organizations at the annual showcase event. Although we won’t be getting together in person this year, organizers will extend the invitation for these groups to create showcase pages, built on the iPosterSession platform, to be featured on a special Outreach Exhibition page featured prominently on the event site.

Visit the Discover UofSC 2021 website to learn more about the event and to access additional information and registration links for presenters, reviewers and outreach exhibitors.


Students who live on campus have constant opportunities to strengthen their academics, start friendships, take advantage of unique opportunities and become part of the vibrant Carolina community. As graduate students, you will be in the heart of campus and be able to take advantage of all campus and the city of Columbia have to offer.

You will be able to enjoy the freedom of flexible leasing and avoid having to sign a year-long binding contract. YoPro (Young Professional) Housing features apartment living with top notch amenities and community areas paired with the solidarity of a private bedroom. Your utilities and internet will be included with the apartment, so there is no need to worry about which service providers you need to source.

To apply for Spring 2021 on-campus housing, please visit your Housing Portal via For more information, please visit or contact the University Housing Office at 803-777-4283. You may also reach University of South Carolina  Housing via email at or LiveChat on the website.


Individuals can now register to take the TOEFL iBT ®  and the GRE® General Test at home.  ETS  will answer questions about at home testing virtually,  and on demand. Learn more here.


This position will serve as support staff to the Student Disability Resource Center (SDRC) under the supervision of the Test
Proctor. This student will assist with providing test proctoring
accommodations to registered SDRC students.

Time Commitment

Maximum of 12 hours per week

Pay Rate

Up to $10.00 per hour, depending on experience.

To Apply

Interested graduate students should send a cover letter, resume and unofficial academic transcript to: 
Lys Wright

For any questions  please contact Lys Wright at 803-777-6967 or


The  Integrative and Experiential Learning Certificate (IEL) is an initiative of The Center for Teaching Excellence and the Center for Integrative and Experiential Learning. The program is designed to bring together faculty, instructors, and graduate students interested in exploring ways to help students reflect on and connect what they do within and beyond their curriculum, embrace multiple perspectives, and synthesize and transfer their knowledge to new, complex situations. 

Key outcomes for participants include obtaining a deeper understanding of the ideals of integrative and experiential learning as well as developing a toolbox of simple techniques to engage students in reflection on their within and beyond the classroom experiences.


Faculty, instructors and graduate assistants who participate in six or more Integrative and Experiential Learning workshops approved by the Center for Teaching Excellence will receive a certificate of completion, a letter of commendation, recognition on the Center for Integrative and Experiential Learning website, and will be eligible to apply for a grant to incorporate integrative learning strategies into a class, develop a new experiential learning opportunity for a course, or develop a team-taught interdisciplinary course. Participants will be required to attend the Introduction to Integrative and Experiential Learning and Small Changes, High Impacts workshops and four (4) electives. Participants  will have 2 academic semesters (and the summer) to complete the certificate.

Visit the program website for a schedule of upcoming required and elective workshops.


The Teaching Towards Inclusive Excellence (TTIE) certificate of completion is an initiative of The Center for Teaching Excellence and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. The TTIE program is designed to provide an opportunity for faculty, instructors and teaching graduate students to strengthen their strategic diversity leadership capacities both within and outside their classroom and to support USC’s commitment to inclusive excellence.

Program Description

Teaching Towards Inclusive Excellence addresses teaching philosophies and practices by integrating pedagogical principles aligned with inclusive excellence into the classroom environment, course design and assignments that increase awareness of the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion, as well as cultural competence, civic engagement and civil discourse. Key outcomes for participants include obtaining a deeper understanding of the people, practices and initiatives that support and foster diversity at USC, as well as obtaining ideas, strategies and resources that instructors can use to both build their diversity competencies and identify areas of diversity partnership across the institution.


Faculty, instructors and teaching graduate assistants who participate in eight or more Teaching Towards Inclusive Excellence approved Center for Teaching Excellence workshops will receive a certificate of completion, a letter of commendation and recognition on the Office of Diversity and Inclusion’s website. Participants will be required to attend the Inclusive Excellence at UofSC workshop and seven (7) electives. Participants will have 3 academic semesters (not including summer semesters) to complete the certificate.

Visit the program website for a schedule of upcoming required and elective workshops.

About the Program

The Data Incubator is an intensive 8 week fellowship that prepares masters students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for Fellows and supported by sponsorships from hundreds of employers across multiple industries. 

Anyone who has already obtained a masters or PhD degree or who is within one year of graduating with a masters or PhD is welcome to apply. Applications from international students are welcome.

Visit the program website for more information:
The Data Incubator

Job Summary

Looking for Python developer responsible for developing a chatbot for healthcare applications in a team environment.


Must be expert in Python, with knowledge of at least one Python web framework ({such as Django, Flask, Bottle})
• Familiarity with Python data processing packages (such as Pandas)
• Familiarity with REST web services and APIs.
• Able to parse and handle JSON data.
• Experience with Relational Database (SQL) Systems. Familiarity with NoSQL is a plus.
• Good understanding of client-server architecture.
• Basis understanding of frontend technologies such as HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript
• Understanding of design principle behind the scalable system.
• Basic understanding of NLP techniques.
• Familiarity with Android is needed, iOS application development is a big plus.

Time Commitment

Up to 20 hours per week.  Schedule coordinated with AI Institute Director around student class schedule.

Pay Rate

$10/hour-$15/hour depending on experience

Application Instructions

Visit  UofSC Jobs to Apply

About the Program

The Bridge to the Doctorate (BD) Fellowship Program is committed to engaging students from underrepresented populations in graduate study within science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields of study in the College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) or College of Engineering & Computing (CEC).

Bridge to the Doctorate (BD) fellows are committed, mindful learners who are actively engaged in the process to become leaders within the scientific community at the national and global level.

The BD program is awarded by the National Science Foundation Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program, which assists universities and colleges in diversifying the STEM workforce through the recruitment and development of highly competitive students from groups historically underrepresented in STEM disciplines: African-Americans, Alaska Natives, American Indians, Hispanic Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Native Pacific Islanders.

The goal of the LSAMP BD activity is to increase the quantity and quality of STEM graduate students from underrepresented populations, with emphasis on Ph.D. matriculation and completion.

This fellowship is designed to establish a bridge to the terminal degree — the PhD — by providing 12 underrepresented minority science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) doctoral students with:

  • Tuition and fees paid and enrollment in a health insurance benefit program
  • Student stipends of $34,000 annually for two years
  • Individualized faculty mentoring and coaching
  • Participation in professional conferences and meetings
  • Links to research and professional opportunities
  • Enriched academic services and support by staff dedicated to the promotion of future leadership in the scientific enterprise
Learn more about the program and application process here.

Become a Program Director

Embark on a service-based adventure that will build your strengths and passions, test your determination and reward you with a variety of new personal and professional achievements!

For 3 to 13 months, you will experience life and work alongside other young leaders and community members. At our site in Ecuador, you will direct a variety of impactful programs designed to meet the specific needs and opportunities of the community. These include long-standing and established programs, such as teaching English classes or working at a health clinic. You will also have the flexibility to create new programs where the community’s vision intersect with your own education, passions and interests.

Learn More About Manna Project International

Details, Requirements and Cost


Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.