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Become a Learning Assistant!

For Current PALS Learning Assistant Jobs, visit our new job board at APRecruit

For Current Intern Jobs at PALS, visit CatPAWS

How do I know if a Peer Assisted Learning Support position is open?

To see if a Learning Assistant position is open in the subject you are interested in, inquire at the Bright Success Center and contact the Coordinator of PALS. Check APRecruit online for details. Have all of your documents ready for upload, so you won’t miss out.

Learning Assistant Requirements

These criteria must be met before applying for a Learning Assistant position:

  • Undergraduate in good academic standing
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.20 or higher
  • High academic achievement in subject of interest
  • Open availability for training (typically Fridays 10am-1pm)
  • Good communicative and people skills
  • Responsible, punctual, and professional

What do I need to do to apply?

Please gather and be ready to submit your application, resume, cover letter, an unofficial transcript of your grades, and your work availability to APRecruit when positions are open. Ask the instructor of record to write you a letter of recommendation for the subject(s) you wish to tutor. Have the instructor of record email the letter of recommendation (as an attachment) to the Coordinator of PALS. The letter should contain the following information: It must address your participation in class, attendance, student responsibility, communication skills, peer interaction, grade in the course(s), and why the professor thinks you would be a very good to great tutor.

Application Materials

  • Application through APRecruit
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Letter(s) of recommendation for course
  • Availability to work

Intern Position Requirements

  • Student must be in good academic and conduct standing, GPA: 3.0+
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Good organizational skills
  • Microsoft Office Suite - especially Excel, Google Drive, and social media savvy
  • Creative, professional, and maintain confidentiality
  • Knowledge of the services provided by the Bright Success Center

Application Materials

  • Application through CatPAWS
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Availability to work



Karen Linam, Coordinator
University of California, Merced
Peer Assisted Learning Support (PALS)
5200 N. Lake Road
Merced, CA 95343
209-228 4342

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