A limited number of graduate assistantships (GA) and teaching assistantships (TA) are available each year. GAships are normally for one year, include a stipend and sometimes fees, and involve working for one or more professors on tasks that could include research or grading. GAships are sometimes renewed for a second year pending funding. TAships are normally for two years, include a stipend and fees, and are for teaching 2 sections of Geography 101 labs. The TAships normally require a background in physical geography, geology, or other environmental science. Both GA and TAships are for 20 hours per week for 16 weeks. You may not have other outside employment in the same semester(s) as your GA or TAship.