Summer Jobs

At this time, we are no longer accepting staff applications for Summer 2020. We will open our Summer 2021 application in Fall 2020.

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 are looking for staff to embrace and reflect this dedication. Our programs success depends on communicating to our student’s 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 the pre-college experience. A clear head in unfamiliar situations and an ability to change responsibilities quickly is crucial.

About Us

Summer Discovery was founded in 1966 by the Musiker Family as Musiker Student Tours. Our first pre-college program began at UCLA in the mid-1980’s, and now our pre-college programs consist of collaborative partnerships with 14 prestigious universities across the world. We provide impactful and enriching pre-college high schcool and middle school experiences. We are proud to say that our team consists of the most experienced, visionary, and talented staff in the pre-college field.

Meet Our Team

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
  • 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


At this time, we are no longer accepting staff applications for Summer 2020. We will open our Summer 2021 application Fall 2020. We hope you can join us for Summer 2021. 

Please note, we conduct the following:

  • DMV checks
  • Criminal background checks
  • Reference checks