Become a Summer RA

The Summer Resident Assistant (SRA) role is a crucial part of MIT Undergraduate Residential Life's efforts to support and promote a healthy and inclusive community for designated summer housing buildings. Summer RAs will attend a required training at the end of the Spring Semester and will be provided with free housing in their assigned building.


This role operates between Sunday May 26th, 2024 - Thursday, August 1st, 2024


Important Deadlines

  • Applications Live Friday, April 5
  • Applications and Video Interviews, Priority Tuesday, April 16, 2024 @ 9am
  • 1st Round Offers Sent Thursday, April 18, 2024
  • 1st Round Offers Accepted by Friday, April 19 @ 5pm
  • 2nd Round Offers Sent Monday, April 22nd
  • 2nd Round Offers Accepted by Wednesday, April 24 @ 9am
  • Mandatory Training is Week of May 27th; approximately 8 - 10 hours over two days
  • Early Move in is Sunday, May 26, 2024
  • Move Out is Friday, August 2nd


The application for Summer 2024 has closed!

For questions please email



Summer RA Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: What is the compensation?

A: Free Room in assigned building


Q: What dates will I be working?

A: End of May to Second Week of August (Anticipated)


Q: I'll be graduating this May. Can I still be a Summer RA?

A: Unfortunately, no. Congrats on graduating!


Q: I am a graduate student/will be continuing at MIT as a graduate student next year. Can I apply?

A: No, graduate students are not eligible to be Summer RAs.


Q: What is the general time commitment?

A: Approximately 10 hours/week (this includes staff meetings, meetings with supervisor, social programs, community walk-throughs, etc.) but this is somewhat flexible depending on the duty schedule or unexpected student concerns.


Q: I want to be a Summer RA, but I can't make the training dates (5/27 - 5/28). Is this possible?

A: All Summer RAs are required to participate in training. If you'll only be missing one day/part of a day, email and we can discuss on a case-by-case basis. Training times will be set largely based on availability of staff.


Q: I know I have plans to go away for a few days this summer. Is that okay?

A: Generally, yes. RAs must submit time away requests at least two weeks in advance and receive approval from their supervisor. If you anticipate trips of more than one (1) week, you would not be eligible. This position is only 10 weeks long, and extended time away would not work well within this role. If you know of commitments now, please share these during your interview process.


Q: I want to live in (specific dorm). Is that possible?

A: You are welcome to share your preferences; however, we do not make any guarantees about placement. All placements are dependent upon staffing needs.