The Ph.D. Program in History

at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York

Job Opportunities

Center for Migration Studies of New York seeks student research assistants

The Center for Migration Studies of New York recently received funding to conduct a study on immigrants’ access to New York City services and programs – with an emphasis on understanding whether and how fear influences immigrants’ engagement with the City. This project is particularly timely given the Supreme Court’s recent decision to permit the Trump administration to implement its “public charge” rule, which will make it easier for the government to deny green cards to immigrants it deems likely to receive benefits in the future.

We are searching for student research assistants who can help us complete about 80 interviews with immigrants across all of New York City’s boroughs. Graduate students are preferred, but advanced undergraduate students will be considered.

All interviews must take place between March and October 2020. Scheduling is flexible, but we ask that research assistants commit to completing at least 5 interviews.

We are especially in need of students who are native or near-native speakers of the following languages, although other students may be considered:

Chinese (Mandarian or Cantonese)


Haitian Creole







Hindi or Urdu

Interviewers will be paid $20 per hour and will be reimbursed for travel to and from interview sites.

Interested students should send a resume and (optional) cover letter to