for Graduate Students

ProCES is eager to connect with graduate students interested in community-engaged teaching or research. There are several formal ways in which graduate students can participate in ProCES programming and gain valuable teaching, program administration, and professional skills :  

  • Teach in a community-engaged ProCES course. A Graduate Assistantship in Instruction (AI) for a ProCES course helps to coordinate student projects with community partners. Responsibilities vary by course but could include accompanying students to partner site visits, supporting student research projects, and serving as a channel of communication between students and ProCES staff. AI assignments are subject to the policies and practices of each department. However, if you are interested, let us know; sometimes faculty seek a particular skill set to support their ProCES course and, if we know about you, we can facilitate those connections. 
  • Administer a community-engaged curricular program. ProCES often hosts a graduate University Administrative Fellow. The UAF works approximately six hours per week for ProCES to support the work of the office and to develop an independent project related to community-engaged scholarship and of interest to the UAF. It is an excellent opportunity to learn about community-engaged scholarship and to develop professional skills. 
  • Mentor undergraduate students engaged in community-based research. ProCES organizes summer research internships for undergraduates, who participate in the Summer Research Colloquium. ProCES students are mentored by a Graduate Instructional Fellow who will experience advising students conducting community-engaged research.

We also welcome your ideas, questions, and the opportunity to get to know you and your interests in community-engaged work. You are invited to reach out to the Associate Director of ProCES, Tara Carr-Lemke ( to discuss how you might connect with our work.