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Graduate Student Opportunities

Events and opportunities appearing in the NSM Graduate Update will be listed on this page. New listings are added regularly.

Ombudsperson Information

The UH Graduate School has an Ombudsperson for Graduate and Professional Students. The Ombudsperson provides a safe setting for graduate and professional students to confidentially raise and discuss their concerns about workplace and academic issues, address interpersonal difficulties, and receive assistance in identifying options for resolving the conflicts and concerns.

What an Ombudsperson Does

  • Provides a confidential forum for raising issues and expressing concerns.
  • Listens without judgement and offers impartial feedback.
  • Assists the graduate/professional student in exploring options to address concerns.
  • Identifies and refers the graduate/professional student to resources for addressing problems and concerns.
  • Clarifies policies and procedures that apply to the graduate/professional student’s problem or issue.
  • Provides coaching on effective communication for difficult conversations.
  • Analyzes and reports trends in complaints and concerns, and provides recommendations for institutional improvements.
  • Promotes highest standards of university governance and a supportive, ethical and healthy organizational culture.

UH Ombudsperson - Funda Suhin, Ph.D.
Dr. Suhin is an associate professor of supply chain management. Her teaching and research interests are in operations and supply chain management. She is passionate about the UH community and student well-being. Over her career, she has worked with graduate students in a wide variety of roles, including teaching graduate courses, directing graduate student research, and coordinating a doctoral program in Bauer College of Business. She has served on numerous committees related to graduate student education and policies, and as a graduate student mentor.

Learn More about the Office of Ombuds Services

Contact the Ombudsperson:

Careers & Career Fairs

Kscholastic Tutoring Company is seeking academic tutors for a variety of subjects for K-12 students.

  • Flexible scheduling
  • Houston-area in-person tutoring (must have a personal vehicle)
  • Must be available 3 evenings a week
  • Must be available until the end of the school year (May 31, 2024)

Starting Pay: $30/hour

Learn More: Visit

To Apply: Send your resume and a statement of interest to

Are you looking for a meaningful part-time job this school year? NSM students are invited to apply for a paid position with iEducate!

iEducate employs college students to serve as tutors and mentors to 1st-5th grade students at nearby elementary schools. Your impact would go beyond academics to empower and inspire children to become their best selves in the classroom and beyond.


  • $14/hr starting pay
  • Gain valuable leadership training and work experience
  • Connect with fellow students across Houston


  • Must be a current college or high school student
  • Willing to commit at least 12 hours per week starting Fall 2022
  • All majors welcome; no experience required

Application Link
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Questions: Contact

UH is a member of the Gulf Coast Consortia (GCC), one of the largest inter-institutional cooperatives in the world. Are you interested in a postdoc or research position at a GCC member institution? Open positions can be found on the GCC Job Board.

This service, sponsored by the GCC and its member institutions, provides opportunities for job seekers from GCC member institutions and employers to learn more about each other. The GCC’s mission is to build interdisciplinary collaborative research teams and training programs in the biological sciences that intersect the computational, chemical, mathematical, and physical sciences.

Graduating Ph.D. students and postdocs from GCC institutions can post their resumes and search for jobs at GCC institutions. To place a resume on the Job Board, register as a Job Seeker and enter the requested information.


DAAD RISE Professional is a summer internship program for graduate students from North American universities. The program offers up to 3-month research internships in science and engineering at German companies. RISE Pro scholars receive stipends from the host company and DAAD to help cover living expenses, health care, airfare, and German language courses (optional).

Who Can Apply?
Recent graduates, master’s, and Ph.D. students from North American universities in the fields of biology, chemistry, engineering, computer science, earth science and physics (or a closely related field) are invited to apply. German language requirements depend on the nature of the internship.


  • A monthly stipend to cover part of everyday costs
  • Financial support for insurance and travel
  • Professional relationships for lifelong networking
  • Career building experience
Next Steps

For specific questions, potential applicants should email Dr. Ben Rayder,, in the UH Office of Undergraduate Research and Major Awards about their interest in the program and feedback on materials.

Deadline: Thur, Nov 30

NASA Office of STEM Engagement internships leverage NASA’s unique missions and programs to enhance and increase the capability, diversity and size of the nation’s future STEM workforce. Internships provide graduate and undergraduate students with the opportunity to participate in either research or other experiential learning, under the guidance of a mentor at NASA.

Internships are available at multiple NASA Centers. Applicants for this internship must be U.S. Citizens and meet a minimum 3.0 GPA requirement.

More Information
Explore Internships

Application Rolling Decision Deadline for Summer 2024: Feb 2, 2024

Other Opportunities

NSM offers financial support for current graduate students to travel to conferences and present their research. Up to $750 or 1/3 (whichever is less) of the travel, lodging, and registration costs may be covered. To apply, please fill out this form, an abstract for your presentation, and certification from your research advisor of your support and that remaining expenses will be covered. Please send the material to Associate Dean for Graduate Affairs, Jeremy May (, for evaluation at least one week before the semester in which the travel will occur. Notification of award will be made by the beginning of the semester.

The NSM Financial Support webpage provides information on other support for graduate students.