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TA (Teaching Assistant) and RA (Research Assistant) Positions

  • TA (Teaching Assistant) and RA (Research Assistant) positions may offer students paid tuition and a stipend. In most positions, you help faculty with their teaching or research 20 hours per week. Some TA/RAs teach or hold review sessions, grade papers, proctor tests, attend class and take notes, update or create web pages, or perform data collection and analysis.
  • Visit the School of Nursing Funding Opportunities Blog and subscribe to receive notices of student positions.
  • The UW Center for Teaching and Learning holds workshops for TAs and RAs, including workshops specifically geared towards international student TAs/RAs

When interviewing for the position, give the interviewer a reason to hire you


  • Show up on time for the interview.
  • Convey enthusiasm and interest.
  • Dress the part of a job seeker.
  • Be truthful.
  • Follow up after the interview with a thank you note.


  • Have a poor personal appearance.
  • Be overbearing or possess a "know-it-all" attitude.
  • Be passive, indifferent, or show lack of interest.
  • Bad mouth a past employer.
  • Be a "no-show."
  • Forget to ask questions at the interview.