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2024 SAW Graduate Assistant Application

Program Background 

 Northwestern University's Summer Academic Workshop (SAW) is an all-cost covered, three-week program designed to equip incoming, first-year students with the tools to thrive at Northwestern. Students earn credit for one (1) English 100 writing course. They will live together in a campus residence hall and experience Northwestern life under the mentorship of six upper-class peer counselors. Students also participante in cultural and social co-curricular workshops and events curated by Student Enrichment Services, as well as take part in a workshop series designed by faculty from the School of Communication where digital media and storytelling offer opportunities to explore identity, promote personal development, and build community. 

Dates of Internship: 05/22/2024 - 09/09/2024  


Important Dates 




A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should be no more than one page and must include examples of how your past experiences apply to this position. Please send your materials to Assistant Director of Student Enrichment Services, Braini McKenzie, by March 1st at 5:00 PM CST.   

Virtual interviews will take place during the week of March 4th – 8th, 2024.  


For questions or more information about the SAW Graduate Assistant position, please email Assistant Director of SES, Braini McKenzie,