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Student Employment & Internship Opportunities

Student Workers

Positions for student workers are available for pay at $7- $9 / hr for 5 hours per week.

For more information, contact Dr. Andrienne C. Friedli.

Graduate Teaching and Research Assistants

A limited number of graduate teaching assistantships and graduate research assistantships are available to students who show academic promise and potential as effective laboratory teachers. Graduate Assistantships are half-time (20 hours per week) positions that provide a monthly stipend and a waiver for tuition. Out-of-state residents also receive a waiver of out-of-state fees.

Persons interested in applying for a graduate assistantship can find an application form in the Graduate Catalog, can obtain a form from the Graduate Coordinator, Dr. Gary Wulfsberg (phone 615-898-2070), or download the Graduate Assistantship Application form (To view this form you must have ADOBE ACROBAT READER installed.) The form should be mailed or faxed to:

Department of Chemistry
MTSU Box 68
Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
FAX 615-898-5182.

We encourage sending the graduate assistantship application to us at the same time as you apply for admission to the MTSU College of Graduate Studies. Assistantships are awarded at the same time as or after the students are accepted for admission. Since it can take time to get your other colleges to send in their official transcripts for admission, we encourage you to apply both for admission and for the assistantship as early as possible, but not later than November 25 for spring term, May 1 for summer term, or July 25 for fall term.

S-STEM Graduate Scholarships

A limited number of MTSU STEM Masters Scholarships are available for students pursuing a M.S. degree in Chemistry. The main objective of the S-STEM project is to provide graduate students the opportunity to enroll full-time, and to provide the student support services that increase the rate of graduation and opportunities for career placement. Selection will be based on financial need (a FAFSA form must be filled in) and academic talent. The annual scholarships provide $10,000 ($5,000 per term) plus partial remission of graduate tuition and fees. Applicants should have selected a graduate faculty member with whom to do their research and write their thesis. Students will be required to meet frequently with the Departmental Coordinator, Dr. Gary Wulfsberg (615-898-2070), and their graduate research adviser, and will also do one professional development and one service activity per month. Applications are turned in to Prof. Rebecca Seipelt of the Department of Biology (DSB 120; 904-8393). For application forms and further information consult Dr. Gary Wulfsberg.

Summer Research Positions

Summer research positions for stipends are available for qualified students.

For more information, contact Dr. Norma K. Dunlap or Dr. Andrienne C. Friedli.


The Chemistry Internship program allows communicative and responsible undergraduate students who have excelled in introductory courses to act as teaching assistants in CHEM
1110, 1120, 1010, 1020, 1030, 3010, 3020, and 2030.

For more information, contact John P. DiVincenzo, Ph.D.

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