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Fun-Filled Summer Jobs

We are looking for responsible, caring, energetic individuals who have a genuine interest in working with students to join the Summer Discovery family as part of our on-campus staff.


Our team members live on campus as part of the Summer Discovery community. Campus specialists, directors, resident counselors, residential life coordinators and a full program staff make Summer Discovery the leading pre-college summer program. We also employ academic staff for our gifted and talented program, highly qualified instructors, and teaching assistants with expertise in their disciplines and from an array of professional backgrounds. Our team goes above and beyond to provide an unforgettable summer experience to these students by supporting them throughout the day and evening.

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WORK DESCRIPTION

What you can expect:

  • Meal plan and housing accommodations on a university campus
  • Compensation paid biweekly throughout the summer
  • Performance bonus eligibility for all resident counselors
  • A rewarding job featuring life skills management and teamwork
  • Engaging, challenging work supporting students and university partners
  • Round trip transportation to/from campus
  • Travel and meet people from all over the world
  • One of the best, most memorable summers ever
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Full-Time Jobs
Interested in a full-time role? Check out our Summer Discovery LinkedIn page to learn more about our available positions. Our team is always on the lookout for people who are just as passionate about creating unforgettable summer experiences for students.
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Why Work with US

We strive to provide the best experiential, university-based summer academic programs that positively change the lives of students from around the world.

Meet New People

Meet New People

Spend your summer with a diverse group of staff from all over the country. Form amazing bonds, explore new cities together, and participate in fun outings and activities!

Be a Mentor

Be a Mentor

Make a positive mark on a young person's life by helping them learn independence and good decision making skills while guiding them on their academic path.

Build Your Resume

Build Your Resume

Develop translatable professional skill sets you can apply to future positions, such as leadership, problem solving, conflict resolution, teamwork, and responsibility.

Find Personal Growth

Find Personal Growth

You'll develop alongside our students. On top of the memories you'll make, you'll have a better sense of purpose, and maybe even discover what you want to do in the future.

Leading by Example

Interested in changing student lives? Our programs' success depends on communicating to our students that they are welcomed and valued.


We are seeking trustworthy, fun-loving individuals who encourage the values of exploration and inclusivity and are passionate about helping and mentoring pre-college students to build self confidence and explore their passions.

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"This program was amazing. I completed my undergraduate degree in Political Science and have just recently switched to Student Affairs. This job was the first Student Affairs position I have held since switching my career. Working with Summer Discovery has confirmed that I am in the right field."

Hayley G.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Our programs vary from 4 weeks to 10 weeks depending on campus location, and staff are required to work the entire session. This includes a five day staff orientation before our students arrive to learn the policy and procedures, emergency protocols, and getting to know your fellow team members.

Step 1: Complete an application form.

Step 2: Our staffing team will review your application, and if you are a good fit, you will receive an invitation to schedule a conversation for you to speak with one of our Staff Recruiters. This will give us an opportunity to speak to you in detail about the position and answer any questions you may have. At this time, we will determine the best campus location for you based on your experience and geographic location.

Step 3: References, Background and DMV Checks

Step 4: Sign an employment contract

Step 5: On-boarding process

Summer Discovery may provide round-trip transportation on a contingent basis via plane or train depending on distance. You are responsible for getting yourself to your home airport/train station, and we will arrange pick-up to take you to campus when you arrive.
Yes, each team member has rotating blocks of time throughout each day in addition to a full day off for every two weeks they work on campus.

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