Student Employment

Peer Leaders at Carleton College

Carleton College employs hundreds of students in a variety of leadership roles. These student leaders are vital in providing important programs and services to the campus community.  With the talent, energy and spirit of Carleton’s student leaders, the College stands well-poised to provide a true liberal arts education that challenges students to “learn broadly and think deeply.”

Visit the “Peer Leaders” website for more information.

The Student Activities Office

Program Assistant Overview

Program Assistants help create involvement opportunities for students outside the classroom by providing a variety of social, educational, and recreational opportunities designed to enhance campus life throughout the academic year.  By so doing, Program Assistants enrich the value of a Carleton education by engaging, supporting and inspiring all students to become active members of their community. 

Due to the wide range of programs and events coordinated by Program Assistants, positions are listed according to the primary area of responsibility. All Program Assistants lead a specific programmatic interest area (e.g. Music & Dance, Art & Film, NSW, The Cave, etc.), receive an operating budget and manage a group of student volunteers.  Collectively, Program Assistants form the Student Activities Programming Board (SAPB) serve as a student voice for activities and special events at Carleton. Additionally, Program Assistants work a few hours each week in the Student Activities Office in support of other Carleton students, staff, and faculty.  Program Assistants have flexible hours, however some night and weekend hours are required. 

In addition to receiving monetary compensation for their service and leadership, Program Assistants work with their supervisor in developing desired learning outcomes for their position.  Through this process, Program Assistants fine tune what they hope to learn from their experience and develop an action plan to achieve their goals.  By complementing what students learn in the classroom, these positions provide a wide range of opportunities for students to grow developmentally, emotionally, and socially with a better understanding of self and others, as part of a larger, global community.


Application Process

All positions are now filled for the 2016-2017 year.  Check back here Spring 2017

 Student Activities Programming Board (SAPB) (Paid Position) 2016-2017-CLOSED

  • Please review the position descriptions
  • Students interested in applying for a position should complete the online application by Monday, April 4, 2016 (Week 2). CLOSED
  • Interviews for SAPB positions will be held Monday - Friday, April 11 - 15, 2016 (Week 3).
  • Decisions will be made by Wednesday, April 20, 2016 (Week 4).

New Student Week

  • New Student Week Leaders (Volunteer Position) 2016- CLOSED
    • Please review the volunteer position description
    • Interested candidates should complete the online application by Monday, April 18, 2016 (Week 4)
    • Please note: Returning NSW Leaders must complete the above application by Monday, April 11, 2016 (Week 3). CLOSED
    • Interviews will be held Monday - Tuesday, April 25- 26, 2016 (Week 5).
    • Decisions will be made by Friday, May 13, 2016 (Week 7).

  • New Student Week Program Assistants (Paid Position) 2016- CLOSED
    • Students interested in applying should complete the online application by Monday, April 4, 2016 (Week 2). CLOSED
    • Interviews for New Student Week Program Assistant positions will be held Thursday - Friday, April 7 - 8, 2016 (Week 2).
    • Decisions will be made by Wednesday, April 13, 2016 (Week 3).

      For questions regarding the available positions or the application process, please contact the Student Activities Office located in Sayles-Hill 160.