Thank you for your interest in joining the Summer Liberal Arts Institute team! Open term positions are listed below. Summer 2023 positions will be posted in the winter. Any employment inquiries can be directed to summer@carleton.edu.


Currently Hiring:

Social Media Specialist

Fall through Spring term, up to 10 hours per week available

Application Deadline:

  • September 25, 2022
  • After September 25, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

View the Position Description

Social Media Specialist Application

Thank you for your interest in applying for the Social Media Specialist position with the Summer Liberal Arts Institute. We will conduct interviews after the application deadline. If you should have any questions, please feel free to contact Erin Arntson at earntson@carleton.edu, ex: 4097.

Your work will not save in this form, so you may want to work on your answers in a separate document prior to submitting.

Social Media Specialist Application

Thank you for your interest in applying for the Social Media Specialist position with the Summer Liberal Arts Institute. We will conduct interviews after the application deadline. If you should have any questions, please feel free to contact Erin Arntson at earntson@carleton.edu, ex: 4097.
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Office Assistant

WINTER and Spring term, hours per week available is flexible

Application Deadline:

  • November 6, 2022
  • After November 6, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

View the Position Description

SLAI Office Assistant Application

Thank you for your interest in applying for the Office Assistant position with the Summer Liberal Arts Institute. We will conduct interviews after the application deadline. If you should have any questions, please feel free to contact Erin Arntson at earntson@carleton.edu, ex: 4097.

Your work will not save in this form, so you may want to work on your answers in a separate document prior to submitting.


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!

Three people dancing and smiling with the Carleton chapel in the background. The outer two are wearing cow hats with their arms raised, and the midle person is holding a sign that says "Get Ready to SLAI"
2022 PACAs on Pre-College Welcome Day

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!

A teaching assistant and CS student look at a computer. The student is sitting and gesturing with her hands while the TA stands, looking intently at the screen.
2022 CS Teaching Assistant and student