• Application Deadline: 02/28/2020
  • Company: MSU Gifted and Talented Education GATE
  • Location: East Lansing, Michigan

Michigan State University Gifted and Talented Education is looking for undergraduate students or recently graduated students to fill various Resident Advisor positions in summer 2020.


There are four programs running during this time span:


Gifted University for Parents and Precocious Youth (GUPPY) is a weekend or half-day week-long program for academically talented students in grades 2-6.

  • Dates: June 19-21, June 26-28, July 20-24, July 24-26
  • Pay amount – $375/weekend program, $500/weeklong program

More information - https://gifted.msu.edu/programs/summer-programs/guppy



Intensive Studies for Gifted and Talented (IS4GT) is a weeklong program for academically talented students in grades 6-11. There are multiple programs that will be running during three weeks.

  • Dates: June 21-26, July 5-10, July 19-24
  • Pay amount – $675/week

More Information - https://gifted.msu.edu/programs/summer-programs/is4gt



Math, Science and Technology (MST@MSU) is a one-week residential camp for academically talented students in grades 7-8.

  • Dates: July 12-17
  • Pay amount – $750

More Information -  https://gifted.msu.edu/programs/summer-programs/mstatmsu



Math, Science, Technology, and Leadership (MSTL) is a two-week residential camp for academically talented students in grades 9-10.

  • Dates: July 12-24
  • Pay amount - $1300

More information - https://gifted.msu.edu/programs/summer-programs/mstl


Resident Advisors (RAs) are expected to stay on campus in Shaw Hall during the program (except GUPPY), therefore, candidates cannot be enrolled in summer classes during camp. Resident Advisors are responsible for escorting and monitoring students in their dorm, on campus, and in locations near campus. Other responsibilities for RAs include the following tasks: creating a friendly and comfortable environment for students, managing student check-in and check-out of the dorms, monitoring students during their daily classes on campus, creating non-academic nightly activities/games, monitoring students during nightly activities or excursions, and attending nightly staff meetings. RAs work together as a team, under the guidance of two Lead Residential Advisors. Each Resident Advisor will oversee a group of students during the program. Resident Advisor job benefits include free housing in the dorm during camp and free breakfasts, lunches, and dinners during the programs.


Please note: RA training will be on Sunday, June 7th, 2020.

Candidates will be contacted to schedule an interview in March.


Please apply via Handshake (upload resume and cover letter)

Contact: Jessica Bilodeau: bilodj32@msu.edu


Please apply as soon as possible. The application deadline is Friday, February 28, 2020. 

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