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Pre-College Programs Residential Life Intern for Pre-College Programs - Division of Student Affairs

Carnegie Mellon University
Arsenal, PA
Closing date
Apr 6, 2024

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Program Development
Position Type
Student / PhD Candidate
Employment Type
Internship / Student
Organization Type
College / University
Carnegie Mellon University's Pre-College program is a six-week summer program for high school students to explore college life both inside and outside of the classroom. The program enrolls approximately 750 residential students and 50 commuter students. The Pre-College fields of study include Architecture, Art, AI Scholars, Computational Biology, Computer Science Scholars (CSS), Design, Drama, Music, National High School Game Academy, Summer Academy for Mathematics and Science (SAMS), Summer Session (credit-bearing courses), and Writing & Culture.

The Office of Pre-College Programs is searching for an enthusiastic intern for the summer of 2024. This is an exciting opportunity if you thrive in a vibrant and challenging work environment that aspires to deliver a best-in-class experience for high school students. The Residential Life Intern will work collaboratively with CAs and RAs to create a warm, welcoming, and inclusive environment for the Pre-College community with the support and guidance of the Assistant Director for Pre-College Student Affairs. The Pre-College Residential Life Intern will work with the Assistant Director for Pre-College Student Affairs in assisting with the supervision, administration, and promotion of a diversified residential experience within the Pre-College residence hall community.

You will work as part of the Pre-College Programs team in the summer and contribute to the team success by supporting Pre-College student programming. This is a live-in position. Work hours will include evening hours and weekends, in addition to regular working hours. Position will start on May 27th, 2024 and end on August 4th, 2024.

Core responsibilities will include:
  • Support in Pre-College student programming and student residential life experience.
  • Support in reviewing, updating, and maintaining student records and documents.
  • Support in residential staff training.
  • Support in residential staff needs.
  • Support in student issues when needed.
  • Support in emergency situations.
  • Other duties as assigned.

You should demonstrate:
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Flexibility in work hours
  • Crisis management skills
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills

Flexibility, excellence, and passion are vital qualities within the Student Affairs division. Inclusion, collaboration and cultural sensitivity are valued competencies at CMU, and we are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute through their work/life experiences to the diversity of our academic community. The successful team member will be someone who is able to optimally interact with a dynamic population of partners at a high level of integrity. We are looking for someone who shares our values and who will support the mission of the university through their work.

  • Graduate students preferred
  • Relative experience in residential life
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills

  • Successful Background Check
  • Child Protection Clearances

Joining the CMU team opens the door to an array of exceptional benefits, available to all full-time Carnegie Mellon University employees. Experience the full spectrum of advantages, from comprehensive medical, prescription, dental, and vision insurance to enticing retirement savings programs. Unlock your potential with tuition benefits, and take well-deserved breaks with generous paid time off and holidays. Rest easy knowing you are covered by life and accidental death and disability insurance. For a comprehensive overview of the benefits awaiting you, explore:

At Carnegie Mellon, we value the whole package when extending offers of employment. Beyond just credentials, we consider the role & responsibilities, your invaluable work experience, and the knowledge gained through education and training. We acknowledge and appreciate your unique key skills and the diverse perspectives you bring. Our commitment to fostering an inclusive work environment means we also account for geographic differentials. Your journey with us is about more than just a job; it's about finding the perfect fit for your professional growth and personal aspirations.

Are you interested in this exciting opportunity?! Apply today!


Pittsburgh, PA

Job Function

Non-CMU Students

Position Type

Intern (Fixed Term)

Full Time/Part time

Part time

Pay Basis


More Information:
  • Please visit "Why Carnegie Mellon" to learn more about becoming part of an institution inspiring innovations that change the world.
  • Click here to view a listing of employee benefits
  • Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran.
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