Fall '18 Openings

Do you enjoy helping others learn? Are you looking for a rewarding academic work experience?

We are looking for facilitators to lead sessions for:

  • BIOL 1009
    • ​Must be available to attend one lecture per week T, TH 8:15-9:30 or T, TH 9:45-11:00
  • NURS 4301 (Rochester campus)
    • ​Must be able to attend lecture (ATV) Fridays 8:00-12:05

Fall '18 Application


  • Facilitate weekly sessions (50 minutes) for students enrolled in the course 
  • Review assignments and select concepts for students to work on in small groups
  • Attend one lecture each week (paid)
  • Attend bi-weekly meetings with other PAL facilitators to share and reflect on PAL session activities (paid)
  • Represent the PAL program in a professional and positive manner.


  • Completion of the course at U of MN, with an A- or better 
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • A strong desire to help others learn
  • Previous experience coaching or tutoring is a plus
  • Currently enrolled undergraduates at the University of Minnesota and eligible for student employment (taking 6 credits or more)
  • Maintain a 3.2 college grade point average
  • International students - you must have a SETTA score of 1 to qualify


  • Weekly commitment: 5-7 hours per week

Initial pay is $11.00/hr.

Salary increases with training and experience and completion of OUE 3050 course - Introduction to Peer Education


  • Develop leadership, organization, and planning skills and other resume-building experiences while helping peers
  • Improve ability and confidence speaking to groups
  • Be part of a motivated, high performing team
  • Network with other PAL facilitators
  • Credit opportunity: This experience can qualify as a one credit directed study and/or a pre-teaching experience for the College of Education

Please direct questions to mlilly@umn.edu

SMART Hours & Locations

Location: Room 204 | Map
Phone: 612-624-1584
Hours: The SMART room is available during library hours.
Location: Basement | Map
Phone: 612-626-8262
Hours: The SMART room is available during library hours.
Location: Room 75 | Map
Phone: 612-624-2125
Hours: The SMART room is available during library and extended study area hours.

Looking for group study space?

Rooms in SMART's Walter and Magrath locations can be reserved for two-hour blocks up to two weeks in advance.

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