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Resident Assistant internships at Coastal Studies for Girls

December 4, 2012


Resident Assistant internships at Coastal Studies for Girls offer college students and recent college graduates leadership opportunities and learning experiences in a supportive, all-girls residential community. 

Internship Benefits   
Internships are a wonderful way to gain valuable, hands-on work experience and expand your resume. You'll have the opportunity to live and work in a supportive residential community and practice leadership, residential life, outdoor education and educational support skills. Living on the beautiful Maine coast, you’ll participate in field trips to explore the state. We’ll have you out kayaking, camping, hiking, snowshoeing, skiing, conducting in-the-field marine science research, and visiting important cultural and educational institutions. 

Internship Responsibilities and Compensation
Internships are available for the Spring and Fall terms. The major responsibilities of the Resident Assistant include living and working at CSG for a full 17 week fall or spring semester supervising students and assisting the Head Resident, Faculty and Staff with all school programming and activities. See position description below for specific details. 

Internships provide full room and board and a stipend. 

Applying for an Internship 
The internship application process involves a formal application submission, electronic documents (MS Word or PDF preferred). See application instructions in the Job Description below.


Hiring Timeline: Our Fall Term RA positions run from the third week in August through the third week in December, while our Spring Term positions run from the first week in February through the first week in June.  Applications for our Fall Term positions are due April 1, and applications for our Spring positions are due October 1.  All positions are open until filled, so we encourage you to inquire after these deadlines have passed to see if our positions have been filled.  


JOB TITLE:  Resident Assistant

REPORTS TO:  Head Resident and Director of Education

SCHEDULE:  Full time residential
Fall Term position runs August 19-December 18, 2012
Spring Term position runs February 3-June 4, 2013

APPLICATION DATE:  Two positions open until filled 

JOB OBJECTIVES:  Coastal Studies for Girls is a residential science and leadership semester school for tenth grade girls in Freeport, Maine. The major responsibilities of the Resident Assistant include living and working at CSG for a full 17 week fall or spring semester supervising students and assisting the Head Resident, Faculty and Staff with all school programming and activities. 


  • An understanding of and dedication to the mission of Coastal Studies for Girls

  • Strong female role modeling necessary for daily interaction with 15 and 16 year old girls.

  • Current enrollment in (or graduate of) a BA or BS Degree from an accredited college or university, specialty areas can be science, leadership, women’s studies, English, history, mathematics, French, Spanish, or other fields related to the CSG curriculum

  • Solid written and oral communication skills

  • Experience with high school students

  • A desire to live and work with 10th grade girls in the CSG 24/7 residential community

  • Skills and background in the outdoor environment

  • Certified in First Aid/CPR

  • 21 or older

  • Valid driver’s license with good driving record

  • Ability to work evenings and weekends


  • Act as a positive role model for students

  • Engage positively with the CSG community

  • Supervise students during non-class hours, including evenings and weekends

  • Plan and lead extra-curricular activities during non-class hours

  • Provide faculty support as a “teaching assistant” as needed during academic classes and field trips, some opportunities also exist for tutoring

  • Provide logistical support for field trips (managing food, supplies and equipment)

  • Assist Head Resident with all residential life activities, campus policies and following and enforcing the Community Agreement

  • Provide food service assistance as needed

Stipend and full room and board at the Coastal Studies for Girls campus in Freeport, Maine for a full semester; academic support/supervision if the candidate is seeking to earn academic credit for the internship as part of an undergraduate degree program

Work Commitment:
17 week minimum commitment (student semester plus pre-term orientation/planning and post-term cleanup and evaluation)
Time off daily and weekly to be negotiated

Send a cover letter, resumé, transcript and three references (names and contact information) to: 
Head Resident


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