ASC Staff Openings

This page lists job openings at the Asian Studies Center and affiliated departments.

Currently we have two student openings available: a graduate grantwriting internship, and an undergraduate work study position.

Graduate Intern - Grantwriting

The Asian Studies Center (ASC) invites applications for a Graduate Intern - Grantwriting. Applicants must be a graduate student currently enrolled in the Asian Studies certificate with outstanding ability (QPA of 3.0 or above) and have already completed at least one semester at the University of Pittsburgh main campus. The tuition remission fellowship includes one term’s in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year. Applicants must have excellent written English as writing/editing is a significant part of this position. There is a preference for applicants with course or work experience with grant search and writing.

The recipient of the fellowship will be required to work ten hours per week during the full academic year (both Fall and Spring semester). S/he will assist the ASC staff with researching potential grants for the Center as well as compiling data, writing, and preparing grant proposals.

For full details, including how to apply, please see the description here.

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Asian Studies Center Work Study

The University of Pittsburgh is seeking a student worker. Duties and Responsibilities: work with the ASC administrative staff on principal duties and responsibilities including but not limited to:

  • Assist with organization and logistics of Asia related events on campus
  • Assist with promotion of undergraduate opportunities and programs
  • Help set up and clean up before and after events (including potential evening or weekend events)
  • Assist in development of social media and informational materials (print and digital)
  • Assist in the logistical support of ASC guests and visitors
  • Update the center calendar and organize data collection for reporting purposes
  • With supervision, maintain the center’s database
  • Assist with general office tasks
  • Sufficiently flexible schedule to be able to help out with ASC events as they arise

Job Requirements

Skills: Fluent command of English and study or experience in an Asian language; strong computer skills (including Microsoft Office suite, Filemaker Pro and Drupal); excellent English writing skills, and an ability to be self-reliant and resourceful; ability to work under pressure; ability to multitask; interest in learning a variety of administrative duties; ability to work in a team-oriented environment. Good organizational skills and an ability to prioritize tasks are necessary. Flexibility is essential.

Applicants must have a Federal Work Study grant.

Please see the PittSource listing here for more information and to apply.