The Office of Residential Life will be hiring Washington University undergraduate interns this summer to assist with various tasks including year-long departmental projects and initiatives. In addition to the project work, there will be regular leadership seminars/lunches to learn about topics that the interns are interested in learning more about (some past topics included: student affairs as a profession, networking, working with faculty, health and nutrition, and diversity, citizenship and the St. Louis community).

Primary Responsibilities

    With the Chair of Fall RA Training and the Assistant Director, significantly contribute to the development, organization and implementation of Fall RA Training. Conduct research and benchmarking around the Resident Advisor position and training done at other institutions

  • Develop the training theme and design materials utilizing the theme, including welcome packets, the training schedule, nametags, door decs, staff T-shirts, etc.
  • Communicate with student staff throughout the summer, including creating newsletter and answering questions
  • Create video and other electronic media that engage and teach several training areas both in Residence Life and other offices
  • Meet weekly with supervisor
  • Participate in weekly Fall RA Training meetings
  • Provide occasional administrative support to Office functions and processes
  • Complete other duties as assigned

Preferred Skills

  • Understanding of Residential Life
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Power Point, Excel, Publisher)
  • Strong oral and written communication and critical thinking skills


  • Meet with the various members of the department to gain a strong understanding of the mission and goals of residential life
  • Provide feedback on residential life processes such as staff selection, lock-out procedures, etc.
  • Attend regular leadership lunches based on topics suggested by the interns
  • Assist with important residential life projects (outlined in application)
  • Work between 20-25 hours a week in the Office of Residential Life
  • Complete other duties as assigned


  • Must be enrolled as a full-time returning Washington University student with sophomore, junior or senior credit status in the fall of 2017.
  • Must have a strong desire to learn
  • Ability to work between the hours of 8:30am and 5:00pm Monday – Friday for up to 25 hours per week.
  • Ability to work in a faced paced and ever changing environment
  • Ability to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines
  • Must be well organized and able to implement efficient processes
  • Must be in good academic and judicial standing within the university. All candidates’ records will be verified with the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards to determine good standing with the University. Good standing will be determined by the Residential Life staff.


  • All interns receive housing for the dates of employment (Interns should be prepared to relocate to temporary housing or their Fall 2017 assignment as early as August 1st.)
  • Hourly wage: $8.50 per hour