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Washington Semester Program Assistant

The University of Georgia
Outside Georgia

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Washington Semester Program Assistant


VPI-VP of Instruction

About the University of Georgia:

Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to higher education. UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA employs approximately 3,000 faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department:

The Washington Semester Program gives students the ability to intern full-time at an organization of their choice while still earning a full semester’s worth of credit hours. This program is non-major specific, so any undergraduate currently studying at the University of Georgia can apply. Students apply for and choose their own internships that can then be used as credit towards their undergraduate degree. While in Washington DC, students take two classes taught by UGA professors in DC; students take an elective class as well as a Washington Seminar. Students selected for the Washington Semester Program live in Delta Hall, UGA’s residence Hall in Washington, DC.

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Outside Georgia

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The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (


Reside with the undergraduate students in Delta Hall, and ensure a positive living environment.

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Serve as the primary contact for and respond appropriately to emergencies.

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Assist in the coordination of weekly seminars and program events.

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Attend various meetings with program leadership and DC-based constituents.

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Coordinate residential check in and check out processes.

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Assist with all program orientation and training activities.

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Classification Title:

Temporary Office/Clerical





Position Summary:

The Washington Semester Program is a university-wide academic program for approximately 32 undergraduates who will live, intern, and study in Washington, DC.

Each fall, spring, and summer term. the program seeks a program assistant who will play a vital role in the program. This position will provide an excellent opportunity to engage in research. internships and/or academic study in Washington, DC.

The Program Assistant for the Washington Semester Program is a part-time, live-in position in Washington. D.C. The person in this position will live in program housing and serve as the DC contact for emergencies and program-related matters.

The Program Assistant works with students, guest speakers, alumni, and the housing provider to ensure proper program operations.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification in Position:

1+ year experience in Washington DC, managing a residential hall, and ability to be present July 1, 2024 through December 31, 2024.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies :

Ability to effectively respond to a crisis situation.

Effective leadership skills to work with a group of approximately 32 undergraduates.

Excellent organizational and time management skills.

Ability to work independently and solve problems.

Physical Demands:

Lift up to 20 pounds

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Background Investigation Policy:

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including, a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with the University of Georgia; confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials (including reference checks) as they relate to the job-based requirements of the position applied for; and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. You may also be subject to a pre-employment drug test for positions with high-risk responsibilities, if applicable. Please visit the UGA Background Check website.

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Contact Details:

For questions concerning this position or recruitment progression, please refer to the Recruitment Contact listed below.

Recruitment Contact Name:

Don DeMaria

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The University of Georgia, a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state’s oldest and most comprehensive institution of higher education. Founded in 1785, it is the birthplace of public higher education in America.

Today, UGA enrolls more than 40,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. The main campus has 460 buildings on 767 acres of land. The total acreage of UGA in 30 Georgia counties is 41,539. UGA has 18 colleges and schools, which include Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Business, Ecology, Education, Engineering, Environment and Design, Family and Consumer Sciences, Forestry and Natural Resources, Graduate School, Journalism and Mass Communication, Law, Pharmacy, Public Health, Public and International Affairs, Social Work, Veterinary Medicine, and the Honors College. It offers 24 baccalaureate degrees in more than 140 fields; 33 master’s degrees in 144 fields; 8 educational specialist degrees; four doctoral degrees in 99 areas; professional degrees in law, pharmacy and veterinary medicine; and more than 170 study-abroad and exchange programs. UGA Libraries rank among the nation’s best research libraries and contain a total of 5.3 million volumes and one of nation’s largest map collections. The university has had 25 recipients of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, making it one of the nation’s top Rhodes producers among public universities. UGA is home of the Peabody Awards, presented annually for distinguished achievement and meritorious public service for television, podcast/radio, and digital media. It also is home of Georgia’s State Botanical Garden, state Museum of Art and State Museum of Natural History. Additionally, UGA has one of the largest and most comprehensive public service and outreach programs conducted by an American educational institution.

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