Why Us - Leadership

Summer Jobs

Apply for a staff positon

Are you ready for your best summer ever?  

We are looking for responsible, caring, energetic individuals who have a genuine interest in working with students to join the Summer Discovery family.    

Our team of campus specialists, directors, resident counselors, residential life coordinators and a full program staff make Summer Discovery the leading pre-college summer program.  Our team goes above and beyond to provide an unforgettable summer experience. 

The Summer Discovery philosophy is rooted in dedication to quality; quality in staff, academics, support systems, organization and a general commitment to excellence. We expect our staff to embrace and reflect this dedication.  

Examples of responsibilities

  • Get up early to meet with staff and directors to discuss the best plans and support for students each day
  • Help out with office tasks
  • Drive students to off campus classes or small group activities
  • Organize and help facilitate on campus afternoon activities
  • Assist students struggling with roommate issues
  • Spend a Saturday with students and staff experiencing a local theme park
  • Set up a study session in the evening if students need assistance
  • Stay up late to make sure all students are in the residence hall for the evening and getting prepared for classes the next day

What you can expect as a Resident Counselor

  • Roundtrip Transportation  
  • Live and eat on campus 
  • Compensation  
  • Meet people from all parts of the world
  • Work harder than you ever have
  • Challenge yourself in ways you never dreamed of
  • Have one of the best, most memorable summers ever

What we expect from our Resident Counselors

  • 21 years old prior to campus arrival date 
  • A responsible and caring attitude with a team player mentality. 
  • Unselfish behaviors that put students first. 
  • Passion for experiential learning, travel, and working with students 
  • Must be eligible to work in the US 
  • Completed or pursuing a 4-year college or university degree 
  • Willingness to work unusual hours with limited time off 

Why Summer Discovery?

  • Meet new people
  • Expand your horizons + personal growth
  • Build your resume
  • Be a mentor


We look forward to learning more about you and encourage you to submit your application materials early in our hiring cycle.

Please email us at staff@summerdiscovery.com with any additional questions. 

Please note, we conduct the following:

  • DMV checks
  • Criminal background checks
  • Reference checks

Apply for a staff positon.