Summer Job Opportunities (2019)

The Summer Job Application has now closed.

Residence Life offers a variety of summer employment options for the RISD student population. All positions are available to currently enrolled, non-graduating undergraduate and graduate students.

It is highly encouraged that you carefully review the job descriptions below to make an informed decision on which job may be right for you. Each position comes with a different compensation package.

Please note that no student may work more than 40 hours per week combined across all on campus jobs.

General Eligibility Requirements:
1. Enrolled RISD student for 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 academic years.
2. Maintain a 2.5 GPA
3. Successfully complete an HR administered background check.
4. Adhere to the RISD Code of Conduct

Selection Timeline:
March 6: Application goes live
March 13: Summer Jobs Info Session, Met A, 6:30pm
March 20: Application closes at 5:00pm EST. No applications will be accepted after this time.
Late March – Early April: Interviews and selection
April 24: Candidates will be notified of their standing no later than April 24.

Pre-College Resident Advisor (RA) Job Description

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Overview: Pre-College Resident Advisors play an important role in shaping the overall experience of Pre-College participants. At the core of the Pre-College RA role is to build authentic, positive, and appropriate relationships with each resident. Acting as educator, community leader, role model, and policy enforcer, RAs have a large impact on the experience of Pre-College participants.

Single room, full meal plan, 50% off a summer CE course as room allows; opportunities exist for hourly pay for tasks that greatly exceed those that an academic year RA would perform. Please see job description for an outline of these opportunities. (Note: Regular Pre-College RA duties do not contribute to the 40 hour work week maximum, however, hourly paid compensation opportunities do contribute to the 40 hour work week maximum.)

Summer Studies Resident Advisor (RA) Job Description

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Overview: The Summer Resident Advisor’s (RA) responsibilities are to serve as an educator, community leader, role model, resource, and policy enforcer to summer residents. Summer RAs are expected to build relationship and community within their assigned group of residents.

Summer RAs work as a team to assist in implementing a comprehensive summer Residence Life program involving Summer Foundations, Summer CE workshops, Summer Students, and some elements of summer Conferences. Summer RAs will assist in preparing our communities for the upcoming academic year.

Compensation: Single room, meal plan (Note that meals are not provided when RISD Dining venues are closed.)

Pre-College Hall Monitor Job Description

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Overview: Pre-College Hall Monitors play in integral role in ensuring the safety and security of Pre-College participants by ensuring that high school age Pre-College students do not leave the residence halls after curfew hours. This late evening/overnight shift allows Hall Monitors increased flexibility to participate in classes and other jobs while working for Residence Life at night.

Compensation: Hourly rate ($10.30/hour), 50% off a summer CE course as room allows, 50% discount on cost for a room on campus during the summer (no monetary value for students living off-campus).

Work Study – Residence Life Office

The Residence Life Office provides opportunities for all students to develop personally, socially, and intellectually. The RLO Office Assistant represents the Residence Life Office when greeting visitors, answering phones, checking and responding to email, taking messages, and solving problems for students and parents. The work study student helps to keep the office running and organized by looking up and entering data, designing and/or distributing brochures and posters, communicating with residents via email, copying program materials, programming access cards, and in general, assisting the office staff as requested. Excellent communication and listening skills are required. Must be responsible, with strong attention to detail, and must be able to interact with visitors and staff effectively. Formal training sessions are offered by the professional staff and attendance at these events is mandatory for students who hold this position. To apply, please send an email to along with your resume, and, a list of your available hours for the summer you would like to work.

There is a part time and a full time (8:30am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday) position available.

Compensation: Hourly rate ($10.30/hour), 50% discount on cost for a room on campus during the summer (no monetary value for students living off-campus).

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