Thank you for your interest in joining the Summer Liberal Arts Institute team! All summer 2023 positions will be posted by January 26. Any employment inquiries can be directed to summer@carleton.edu.

2022 Program and Community Assistant team: Wearing their pink staff shirts, 16 PACAs smile while standing around the Carleton sign and making alpaca symbols with their hands

Now Hiring


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Program and Community Assistant (PACA)

Application Deadlines:

  • February 3, 2023: Priority application deadline
  • April 3, 2023: Final application deadline
    • Applications received between February 3 and April 3 will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
    • The position will remain posted until filled.

To apply, fill out the application within the accordion below:

Program and Community Assistant Application

Thank you for your interest in applying for the Program and Community Assistant position with the Summer Liberal Arts Institute. Please make sure you have read the job description, then you can fill out the application. Priority will be given to applications received by February 3, 2023. After February 3, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the final deadline of April 3, 2023. We will conduct interviews in both the winter and spring. If you should have any questions, please feel free to contact Erin Arntson at earntson@carleton.edu, ex: 4097.

Please note, your answers may not save in this application between sessions. Therefore, we recommend composing your answers elsewhere and pasting them into the application when you are ready to submit.

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Computer Science Teaching Assistant

July 5 – July 28, 2023

Learn more about the Computer Science program here

Application Deadlines:

  • February 17, 2023
  • After February 17, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The position will stay posted until filled.

View the Position Description


To apply, fill out the application within the accordion below:

Computer Science TA Application

Thank you for your interest in being a Teaching Assistant for this year’s Summer Computer Science Program. Please be sure you have read the job description, and then you can fill out the application. For full consideration, apply by Friday, February 17. Applications received after February 17 will continue to be reviewed until the positions are filled. Interviews will be conducted shortly after the due date. If you should have any questions, please feel free to contact Allie Lyman at alyman@carleton.edu or review the “Research in the CS Department” page.

In addition to completing this form, applicants must submit a copy of their transcript to the Summer Liberal Arts Institute Office. Transcripts will be reviewed by the program’s faculty director. Please either upload your transcript within the application below OR email your transcript to Allie Lyman, Assistant Director of SLAI (alyman@carleton.edu).

Please note, your answers may not save in this application between sessions. Therefore, we recommend composing your answers elsewhere and pasting them into the application when you are ready to submit.

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STEM Teaching Assistant

July 5 – July 28, 2023

Learn more about the Building Connections in STEM Program here

Application Deadlines:

  • February 27, 2023
  • After February 27, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The position will stay posted until filled.

View the Position Description


To apply, fill out the application within the accordion below:

STEM TA Application

Thank you for your interest in being a Teaching Assistant for this summer’s Building Connections in STEM Program. Please be sure you have read the job description, and then you can fill out the application. For full consideration, apply by Friday, February 27. Applications received after February 27 will continue to be reviewed until the positions are filled. Interviews will be conducted shortly after the due date. If you should have any questions, please feel free to contact Allie Lyman at alyman@carleton.edu.

In addition to completing this form, applicants must submit a copy of their transcript to the Summer Liberal Arts Institute Office. Transcripts will be reviewed by the program’s faculty director. Please either upload your transcript within the application below OR email your transcript to Allie Lyman, Assistant Director of SLAI (alyman@carleton.edu).

Please note, your answers may not save in this application between sessions. Therefore, we recommend composing your answers elsewhere and pasting them into the application when you are ready to submit.

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Humanities Teaching Assistant

July 5 – July 28, 2023

Learn more about the Humanities Program here

Application Deadlines:

  • February 27, 2023
  • After February 27, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The position will stay posted until filled.

View the Position Description


To apply, fill out the application within the accordion below:

Humanities TA Application

Thank you for your interest in being a Teaching Assistant for this year’s Summer Humanities Program. Please be sure you have read the job description, and then you can fill out the application. For full consideration, apply by Friday, February 27. Applications received after February 27 will continue to be reviewed until the positions are filled. Interviews will be conducted shortly after the due date. If you should have any questions, please feel free to contact Allie Lyman at alyman@carleton.edu.

In addition to completing this form, applicants must submit a copy of their transcript to the Summer Liberal Arts Institute Office. Transcripts will be reviewed by the program’s faculty director. Please either upload your transcript within the application below OR email your transcript to Allie Lyman, Assistant Director of SLAI (alyman@carleton.edu).

Please note, your answers may not save in this application between sessions. Therefore, we recommend composing your answers elsewhere and pasting them into the application when you are ready to submit.

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Political Science Teaching Assistant

July 5 – July 28, 2023

Learn more about the Political Science Program here

Application Deadlines:

  • February 27, 2023
  • After February 27, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The position will stay posted until filled.

View the Position Description


To apply, fill out the application within the accordion below:

Political Science TA Application

Thank you for your interest in being a Teaching Assistant for this year’s Summer Political Science Program. Please be sure you have read the job description, and then you can fill out the application. For full consideration, apply by Friday, February 27. Applications received after February 27 will continue to be reviewed until the positions are filled. Interviews will be conducted shortly after the due date. If you should have any questions, please feel free to contact Allie Lyman at alyman@carleton.edu.

In addition to completing this form, applicants must submit a copy of their transcript to the Summer Liberal Arts Institute Office. Transcripts will be reviewed by the program’s faculty director. Please either upload your transcript within the application below OR email your transcript to Allie Lyman, Assistant Director of SLAI (alyman@carleton.edu).

Please note, your answers may not save in this application between sessions. Therefore, we recommend composing your answers elsewhere and pasting them into the application when you are ready to submit.

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Neuroscience Teaching Assistant

July 5 – July 28, 2023

Learn more about the Neuroscience Program here

Application Deadlines:

  • February 27, 2023
  • After February 27, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The position will stay posted until filled.

View the Position Description


To apply, fill out the application within the accordion below:

Neuroscience TA Application

Thank you for your interest in being a Teaching Assistant for this year’s Summer Neuroscience Program. Please be sure you have read the job description, and then you can fill out the application. For full consideration, apply by Friday, February 27. Applications received after February 27 will continue to be reviewed until the positions are filled. Interviews will be conducted shortly after the due date. If you should have any questions, please feel free to contact Allie Lyman at alyman@carleton.edu.

In addition to completing this form, applicants must submit a copy of their transcript to the Summer Liberal Arts Institute Office. Transcripts will be reviewed by the program’s faculty director. Please either upload your transcript within the application below OR email your transcript to Allie Lyman, Assistant Director of SLAI (alyman@carleton.edu).

Please note, your answers may not save in this application between sessions. Therefore, we recommend composing your answers elsewhere and pasting them into the application when you are ready to submit.

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Storytelling Teaching Assistant

July 5 – July 28, 2023

Learn more about the Storytelling Through Different Lenses Program here

Application Deadlines:

  • February 27, 2023
  • After February 27, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The position will stay posted until filled.

View the Position Description


To apply, fill out the application within the accordion below:

Storytelling TA Application

Thank you for your interest in being a Teaching Assistant for this summer’s Storytelling Through Different Lenses Program. Please be sure you have read the job description, and then you can fill out the application. For full consideration, apply by Friday, February 27. Applications received after February 27 will continue to be reviewed until the positions are filled. Interviews will be conducted shortly after the due date. If you should have any questions, please feel free to contact Allie Lyman at alyman@carleton.edu.

In addition to completing this form, applicants must submit a copy of their transcript to the Summer Liberal Arts Institute Office. Transcripts will be reviewed by the program’s faculty director. Please either upload your transcript within the application below OR email your transcript to Allie Lyman, Assistant Director of SLAI (alyman@carleton.edu).

Please note, your answers may not save in this application between sessions. Therefore, we recommend composing your answers elsewhere and pasting them into the application when you are ready to submit.

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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!

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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! To find out what programs need TAs, visit our 2023 programs page.

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2022 CS Teaching Assistant and student