UW-La Crosse SAA Partner Program

Get your Master's Degree in Student Affairs Administration at UW-La Crosse in a group Graduate Student Interns (GSI) while working at UW-River Falls.

Program Overview

Designed for individuals who are seeking student affairs experience, this program involves enrolling in the Student Affairs Administration (SAA) online program while gaining professional experience as a paid Graduate Student Intern (GSI), also known as a Graduate Assistant, at UW-River Falls. 

In addition to having an SAA faculty member on site at UWRF, other SAA faculty have traveled to UWRF to offer some face-to-face class time to further enhance this unique partnership.

Why UW-L SAA at UW-River Falls?

Be part of a group students taking classes and working together.

  • Outstanding hands-on experience
  • Innovative partnership with UW-L SAA program that was established in 1968
  • Reduced priced housing options for GSIs not working in Residence Life (as available)
  • Theory to practice approach
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development outside the classroom
  • Located just 25 miles from the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area

Available Positions

Students will be hired for two years for one GSI position in one of the following areas (position descriptions are linked as PDFs):

Additional Information or Questions

Paul Shepherd, Director of Student Life
Phone: 1-715-425-4444

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Your final acceptance into the UW-River Falls program is dependent on being accepted to the UW-La Crosse program and being hired for a UW-River Falls GSI position.

"Being part of the UWRF Cohort is truly a unique hybrid experience. Getting to interact with my classmates in a work setting as well as in our online classes has allowed me to gain a deeper understanding of student affairs from all areas of the University."

- Victoria, Graduate Student Intern

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Contact Us

Division of Student Affairs
M-F, 7:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
170 University Center 

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