Graduate Ambassador Program

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Each summer, the SEAS Office of Graduate Admissions & Student Services recruits current and incoming students to play pivotal roles in leadership by building and facilitating the graduate student community at the School of Engineering & Applied Science.

SEAS Graduate Ambassadors engage with new and current graduate students, as well as participate in activities to encourage research awareness and innovation. Each serves a one-year term that come with professional development and opportunities to host orientation events, student activities and other duties as assigned by the Office of Graduate Admissions & Student Services. Graduate Ambassadors will also assist with our virtual presence in a variety of ways, including social media, blogs, photos and videos, and other media outreach as needed.


  • All degree levels and fields of study at SEAS may apply.
  • Open to domestic and international students.
  • Strong academic background. You must be in good academic standing (3.0 GPA or higher, no holds on account).
  • Experience hosting student activities and managing large events.

Duration and Compensation

SEAS Graduate Ambassadors are appointed for one academic year and are compensated through a $1,000 stipend per semester ($2,000 for the year). The work is distributed in various ways, including (but not limited to): attending recruiting and outreach events with admissions staff (some events may occur over weekends or require travel outside of the DC area); attending events for current and prospective students; assisting with providing content for the Office of Graduate Admissions & Student Services social media platforms; participating in the current student blog on the Office of Graduate Admissions & Student Services website; answer inquiries from prospective students via email; provide tours of SEH to prospective students. 

The Office of Graduate Admissions & Student Services will cover all travel costs associated with attending recruiting oriented events including airfare, hotel accommodations, local transportation (if necessary) and meals. 

*Applications for the 2020-2021 Academic Year are now closed. Please check back in Spring 2021 for the next year application.*