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Fall 2024 ORPT Teaching Assistant Intern

Kinesiology and Outdoor Recreation/College of Health Sciences


  • Category: Professional Internship Program
  • Position Type: Student Hourly
  • Posted on: March 4, 2024
  • Open until: filled
  • Work Hours: Up to 20 hours per week
  • Wage: $10/hr for undergraduate students, $12/hr for graduate students
  • Location: Cedar City, UT


*To qualify for this internship, you must already be accepted into the Professional Internship Program and must receive an eligibility letter. To be considered for this position, it is essential to complete the application process through this form: *

Please note that candidates without the Program Eligibility Letter will not be considered for this position. You should include your Eligibility Letter in the “Other file” section of this application.

The Outdoor Recreation in Parks and Tourism (ORPT) program is looking for a Teaching Assistant (TA) for Fall 2024. The TA will assist with the ORPT PRT Professions course as well as other program teaching and management needs. The TA may assist with course-related field trips as a driver and/or co-leader, course-related planning and logistics, grading, and maintaining program equipment. The job will take place outdoors and on campus. Specific duties and responsibilities will be determined in consultation with the successful applicant.

This position is being offered in partnership with SUU Career & Professional Development. As such, the TA will participate in weekly 1-hour workshops to help them develop their professional skills and career readiness competencies. The TA will work with a mentor to set goals and evaluate performance throughout the semester.


  • ORPT major or minor preferred.
  • Basic outdoor skills and knowledge (e.g. ability to spend multiple hours outdoors in a variety of weather conditions, ability to comfortably navigate a variety of terrain).
  • An enthusiasm for teaching and learning in the outdoors.
  • Current valid driver’s license required.
  • SUU van driver certified or ability to take and pass the required driver training.
  • Available Tuesday during the semester 12:00-6:00pm to assist with ORPT 2800 course.
  • Good organizational skills.
  • Good professional communication skills.
  • Attention to detail.

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