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Assistantships, Scholarships and Jobs

Assistantship, Grant & Job Opportunities

MPA students and graduates acquire unique skill sets through their studies. A variety of employers from the public, private and nonprofit job sectors seek employees with these skills. Faculty in Public Policy and Administration work closely with MPA students and graduates who seek support and assistance in their career development. Internships can offer valuable networking and development opportunities. In addition, interested students and graduates should contact Dr. Monica Hubbard. The Boise State Career Center has a range of services available to assist students/graduates as they make career decisions.

Graduate assistants work 20 hours per week on assigned projects. In return, they are paid an hourly rate (up to a minimum stipend amount) and receive a waiver of tuition and registration fees, including out-of-state tuition and the Student Health Insurance Policy. Applications are available online at: Please include a cover letter, resume, and complete transcripts with the application packet.

  • Accepting applications to fill Graduate Assistantship positions that may become available during the academic year. Submit a current GA application each semester to be considered, as positions become available.
  • Current employment opportunities with Boise State University can be found at the HR website
  • The Energy Policy Institute accepts applications to fill upcoming Graduate Assistant positions. Application packets may be emailed to Kathleen Araujo or submitted to the Energy Policy Institute.


Career Links

  • American Society for Public Administration (ASPA): The American Society for Public Administration is the largest and most prominent professional association for public administration.
  • The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) connects campus recruiting and career services professionals, and provides best practices, trends, research, professional development, and conferences.
  • The Best Places to Work rankings – the most comprehensive and authoritative rating of employee satisfaction and commitment in the federal government – are produced by the Partnership for Public Service.
  • Breaking Government “is designed to bring government leaders a new blend of analysis, discussion and debate about the innovative ideas at work in the public sector today. Through a combination of original reports, insightful commentary from a wide range of experts, and access to the central hub of this community, BreakingGov delivers fresh insights on the changing business practices and profession – not the politics – of the Federal Government, America’s largest employer and services provider.”