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BRIDGE Peer Learning Scholars (Positions Filled)


For current George Mason University students only

Application Deadline: April 30, 2012

Position Start date: August 13, 2012

The Center for International Student Access (CISA) is hiring five (5) current Mason graduate student scholars for the 2012-2013 academic year to work in a year-long , discipline-based, scholarly partnership with international graduate students and faculty members associated with the BRIDGE Program (

The compensation package for each position will be $5,000.00 for the academic year, to be disbursed on the 1st and the 16th of each month.

At least one award will be given in each of the following disciplines:

  • Computer Science/Information Technology
  • Education
  • Public Policy
  • Fine Arts
  • Business Administration/Accounting

Applicants must fulfill the following criteria:

  • Demonstrate excellent English language proficiency in both oral and written communication;
  • Have earned at least 18 credits of graduate coursework in one of the disciplines indicated above by August 1st;  and
  • Hold a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Recipients will be assigned to graduate students in related majors, or to specific courses, and are responsible for the following scholarly activities during the academic year:

  • Meeting with assigned BRIDGE students once or twice weekly to discuss writing, assignments, and experiences required in the discipline;
  • Meeting with the program coordinator twice monthly to communicate regarding student needs
  • Peer Review and (discipline-based) feedback on writing samples; and
  • Consulting with program faculty on experience and knowledge communities in the field.

These activities will average approximately three (3) to five (5) hours per week.

Doctoral students will receive priority consideration.

To apply, please submit the following items through HireMason (position #67295):

  • A curriculum vitae;
  • A writing sample;
  • A list of three (3) faculty references from Mason; and
  • A cover letter describing specific details on how you meet the criteria for the position, and your qualifications in fulfilling scholarly responsibilities.