Graduate Student Assistantships at CeLTA

*2023-2024 positions have been filled. Please check this website again in December 2023 for information on 2024-2025 assistantships.

CeLTA graduate assistantships are designed as opportunities for learning and engagement within various areas that an R1 language center affords. CeLTA (and grant-funded projects administered by CeLTA) typically hires several graduate assistants each academic year.

There are 3 general Graduate Assistantship lines positions in CeLTA. These GAs work closely with CeLTA’s Assistant Director and also with either (a) a designated point person or (b) several project leads on a per-project basis as organized by the Assistant Director. You can read more about some of the responsibilities of CeLTA Graduate Assistants (GAs) in the sample job descriptions linked in this folder: CeLTA Graduate Assistantships.

Currently, there are also 2 Graduate Assistantships available through the Less Commonly Taught and Indigenous Languages Partnership (Mellon Grant) which is administered by CeLTA personnel. Read more about these opportunities farther down on this page.

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How to Apply for CeLTA Graduate Assistantships

To apply for an assistantship with CeLTA, please do the following: 
  1. Read about the positions you are interested in the links provided on this page so you know how to find the assistantships in the application survey.
  2. Read the application procedure information here:
 3. Complete the electronic application. 
Note: The survey link for 2024-25 assistantship applications will be ready in December 2023, and the deadline, which will be stated clearly in the application survey, is usually February 1st, 11:59pm Eastern Standard Time.
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LCTL and Indigenous Languages Partnership Graduate Assistantships

There are typically two (2) graduate assistant (GA) positions available with the Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTL) and Indigenous Languages Partnership. Currently, our funding is slated to end August 2024. If we get an extension, we may have one or two assistantships available for Fall 2024. Any GA-ships would be similar in nature to the descriptions below for the 2023-24 academic year.


The description below is for the 2023-2024 academic year:

There are two (2) graduate assistant (GA) positions for the 2023-2024 academic year through the Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTL) and Indigenous Languages Partnership, a grant funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The LCTL and Indigenous Languages Partnership is housed in the Center for Language Teaching Advancement (CeLTA) at Michigan State University. The first grant cycle (Sept. 2016 – August 2019) focused on open educational material development in three LCTLs, online language teaching, professional development for language teachers, as well as studying the collaborative processes of the working groups. The current grant cycle (2019-2024) expands the scope of the project, and will focus on two additional LCTLs, with an intentional focus on the Indigenous language, Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe). More information about the grant is available at

Areas of Responsibility

  • Material Development
  • Grant Online Presence
  • Online Education
  • Research
  • Event planning and facilitation
  • Meetings
  • Other duties as assigned


All graduate students in the College of Arts and Letters at Michigan State University

More Information and How to Apply

More detailed information on the GA positions can be found here. The application process is at the top of this page.