Graduate Assistantships

Students pursuing an MA, MA dual degree, or PhD in the Latin American Studies program may be considered for a graduate assistantship, which are typically awarded to incoming, meritorious students.

Recipients become an integral part of the Institute and directly support its efforts to create a stimulating environment for the production and dissemination of knowledge of Latin America and Iberia at UNM. In the process, professional development opportunities abound for the graduate assistant. The following is a sample of recent assignments:

  • assisting with faculty projects
  • supporting grant competitions
  • marketing and design
  • organizing academic lectures and symposia
  • supporting outreach programming
  • creating curricular materials for K-12 educators
  • coordinating social media and other communication channels

Assistantships are either .25 (10 hour) or .5 (20 hour) assignments.  for more information on tuition stipend, health insurance, and monthly salary, please visit Graduate Studies website
All incoming students are eligible for a graduate assistantship from the Latin American & Iberian Institute, including US permanent residents, undocumented students, and international students.

Typically, graduate assistantships are awarded to incoming students who demonstrate outstanding academic promise.  Due to the limited number of assistantships, not all students admitted to the program can be offered an assistantship. In the rare event that a graduate assistantship becomes available, currently enrolled students may be considered.
Applicants who meet the priority deadline for Fall admission consideration are evaluated automatically for both admission and graduate assistantship funding (no additional application for the graduate assistantship is necessary). Students who apply for Spring admission are not considered for graduate assistantships.