Peer Educator

  • Application Deadline: Rolling
  • Company: MSU Prevention, Outreach, and Education Department
  • Location: East Lansing, Michigan

Position Description:

Peer Educators facilitate workshops designed to promote awareness and safety in the MSU community. They will be responsible for promoting an atmosphere conducive to educating and empowering MSU students to become active bystanders and allies.

People of all genders and identities are needed to lead these workshops. Experience in sexual assault and relationship violence prevention or response is encouraged, but by no means necessary.We are looking for MSU students who are enthusiastic, interested in expanding public speaking skills, developing leadership skills, expressing a willingness to learn, and are able to connect with other students across campus. In this position, you would have the opportunity to educate students on gender-based violence prevention and empower them to stand up for themselves and others as we aim to create a safer MSU for all.Starting Pay rate: $12/hr.

Position Requirements:

  • Undergraduate student
  • Required to attend mandatory Peer Educator training
  • Facilitate minimum of 5 workshops per semester

Involvement Opportunities for Peer Educators:

  • Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence (SARV) Prevention workshops
  • Bystander Network workshops
  • Greeks Take the Lead
  • Athletic team trainings
  • It’s on Us Week of Action
  • Other trainings/events hosted by POE

Instruction for applicants:

Please complete the online application and attach a copy of your resume and references. These documents should be in word or PDF formats and include the following:

  • Work and volunteer experience
  • Student group and activity membership
  • Contact information for three professional references. (Letters of recommendation are not required.)

To request an accommodation or if you have any questions please contact Damaris Crocker De Ruiter at

Application process:

POE hires once a year, during the spring semester. If applications are not available and you are interested in being a peer educator please contact Damaris Crocker De Ruiter at

You will receive an email confirmation after submitting your application online. If you do not receive confirmation please contact Damaris Crocker De Ruiter at

After the applications close we will begin contacting applicants for interviews. You will be notified via email about whether or not you are selected to be a POE Peer Educator.