Thank you for your interest in joining the Summer Liberal Arts Institute team! Summer 2024 positions have now been filled. Any employment inquiries can be directed to summer@carleton.edu.

Looking for Summer Work?

SLAI hires many Carleton students each summer, and we’d like you to join our team! Below are the positions available each summer. All our positions include housing and meal plan options as part of your employment. Applications will open winter term, and feel free to reach out to summer@carleton.edu with any questions.

Program and Community Assistant


The Program and Community Assistants (PACAs) work in the SLAI office, help run large scale events, and manage campus life aspects of the pre-college programs by running activities, living on residential floors with students, and keeping students safe. The PACA position is full time, and generally runs from mid June to the end of July.

If you like creative tasks, work that keeps you on your feet, team collaboration, and working with young people, this may be the position for you!

Two PACAs smile in a gym.
2023 PACAs at NOlympics

Teaching Assistant


Teaching Assistants (TAs) assist faculty in the classroom during our pre-college programs. Each TA works for a specific program, and often (though not always) the program aligns with the TA’s major or academic interests. TAs work 40 hours per week, with employment dates generally spanning the month of July.

If you like tutoring, educational studies, working with high schoolers, or guided research, this may be the position for you! To find out what programs need TAs, visit our 2024 programs page.

A TA points to a student's computer screen.
2023 CS TA and Student