Summer Conference Assistant

Conference Assistant

The Conference Assistant (CA) is a Northwestern student who is a member of the Residential Services summer team. The CA will work primarily with the behind the scenes logistics of hosting guests who are attending summer camps and conferences organized by various groups, most of which are affiliated with Northwestern. This is a live-in position and CAs work approximately 25-30 hours per week. CAs report to professional staff member(s) in Residential Services and work collaboratively with all Residential Services staff.

There are two employment periods: June 18-August 26, 2018 and June 18-September 16, 2018. CAs will be hired to fulfill one or the other.


Applications are now closed, and we are no longer accepting new applicants. Thank you for your interest.

Position Description

For a full description of the Conference Assistant position, please visit our position description page.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Northwestern student during the Spring 2018 quarter
    • CAs do not need to be enrolled in summer courses
    • Northwestern students enrolled in Fall 2018 courses are preferred, however;
      • Graduates of the undergraduate Northwestern class of 2018 are welcome to apply if they are accepted into a graduate program. Written proof of acceptance into the program from the institution must be submitted with the CA application along with the date that the applicant is required to be on campus. If applicants have an assistantship or internship that requires an earlier start date, it must be disclosed in the CA application.
  • Good academic and conduct standing
  • One year of on campus living or similar experience
  • Minimum cumulative and Spring 2018 GPA of 2.5 or above
  • Cannot have more than 15 hours of additional weekly responsibilities or commitments

CA Selection Timeline

Applications due: 8:30 AM on Monday, April 9, 2018
Interviews offered: April 9-10, 2018
Interviews conducted: April 17-26, 2018
Offers extended: Friday, April 27, 2018


On-campus room; meal plan; $1500 (for August 26 end date) and $1950 (for September 16 end date) total stipend paid biweekly.


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