What to Expect

Our Resident Counselors are selfless leaders that shape our students' experience!

As a Resident Counselor you'll provide resident support, organize group events, oversee student safety, provide resources to students, implement and enforce policies and procedures, and more! Our Resident Counselors have diverse backgrounds and are willing to be part of a dynamic team.

What you can expect as a Resident Counselor

  • Roundtrip transportation
  • Meal plan and housing accommodations on a university campus
  • Compensation paid at the end of the program  
  • Meet people from all over of the world
  • Long hours and challenging work for a rewarding job
  • 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
  • The ability to put students first
  • Adapt and change responsibilities quickly

  • Passion for experiential learning and working with diverse students and staff
  • Must be legal eligible to work in the US (student visas not accepted)
  • Completed or pursuing a 4-year college or university degree
  • Willingness to work unusual hours in a residential setting with limited time off
  • Physical ability to participate in activities, run, climb, swim, lift, or support the weight of a minor

  • Ability to pass a background check, a physical, and proof of immunizations

  • Must commit to contracted dates and must live on-site

Does this sound like the perfect fit for you? If so, start the application process here.


What Our Previous Counselors have to Say

"I have applied for many different jobs and I have to say the hiring process for Summer Discovery was the smoothest. I also felt that the line of questioning showed the organization's passion for its students and a desire to hire people that will create a comfortable, safe, and nurturing environment." – Kim C.

"My summer with Summer Discovery was a life-changing experience full of growth and endless support. I loved being a mentor and leader for my high school students. Summer Discovery is a very rewarding and enriching experience and the leadership team provide staff and students a warm and welcoming environment." Gianna O.

"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.

"I love Summer Discovery and have always been an advocate for the programs. As a former student in the program to now a staff member, I continue to come back as an RC because it makes my summers so rewarding."Morgan R.

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