At this point, the Graduate School gives MAAS 3 Graduate Assistants (GAs) per semester. Unless s/he does not want one, one GA will automatically be assigned to the MAAS Director to assist with program related matters. The additional 2 GAs will first be offered to MAAS faculty teaching and supervising internships and independent studies that semester, then to American Studies Faculty (those who teach core classes), and then to American Studies Affiliated Faculty (those who teach electives and also do service and/or scholarship in the field). Priority will be given to those who serve the program and who have not previously worked with a GA. Faculty who wish to work with a GA apply to do so. If students wish to work with specific faculty members (especially the MAAS Director or someone who will be teaching in the upcoming semester), they should consult with them before applying.