Community Assistant Application

Work on Campus this Summer: June 29 - July 26, 2019

What is a Summer Scholars Program Community Assistant? A Community Assistant (CA) is a University of Miami student employee that has four distinct job duties:

  1. University of Miami Student - A CA is a student first! He or she must be a current undergraduate (must have completed 30 credit hours by the end of spring semester) or graduate student. The CA position is for those who will continue to be in a UM undergraduate or graduate student status in Fall 2019; you must be in good academic and disciplinary standing and must not be graduating in Spring 2019. CAs are students and held to the University of Miami Student Code of Conduct. 
  2. Mentor SSP Students - A CA can offer valuable insight on the transition between high school and college because he/she has been through this stage. Many are former Summer Scholars, current UM Resident Assistants, Academic Fellows and former Summer Scholars CAs. Many CAs have experience working with youth camps or programs. Community Assistants are role models and an example of how college students should conduct themselves.
  3. Residence Hall Supervisor and Disciplinarian - A CA is a University of Miami student employee. CAs must enforce all program and University policies and refer students who break these rules for disciplinary action. CAs will live in the resdience hall among the Summer Scholar students, be assigned duty nights, and mediate minor conflicts that may arise.
  4. Community Builder - Living in the residence hall can be one of the most enriching experiences a student can have during their college career. CAs develop a sense of community in the residence hall and among the students. This means that each CA actively promotes a welcoming environment that is tolerant of all students regardless of mental, emotional, or physical characteristics. CAs attend classes with the Summer Scholars on the first day and then twice a week for the remainder of the program. CAs are required to supervise and attend SSP activities, as well as plan educational and social programs. In addition, CAs chaperone class and weekend field trips. 

Program Dates: July 29 - July 26, 2019

Tuesday, June 29 - Friday, July 5: Staff Training
Saturday, July 6: Student Check-in
Friday, July 26: Program Concludes, Staff Departure (afternoon)


  • Current UM undergraduate or graduate student
    • Must be in a student status in Spring 2019 and continue to be in a UM undergraduate or graduate student status in Fall 2019
  • Be in good academic and disciplinary standing
  • Applicants are required to complete a Level II background screening


Salary plus room and board.


  1. Submit the online application by February 20th. Apply Now
  2. Submit two recommendations to the Summer Scholars Program Office. Recommendation Form>>


Please contact the Summer Scholars Program office at (305) 284-5078 or send us an email.