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Student Employment with Cornell Residential Life

The departments within Campus Life Enterprise Services employ hundreds of Cornell students year-round. We hire for fall semester, spring semester, and summer.  We seek students with a wide variety of experience levels, and support our student employees in growing their skills.

Each department manages their own hiring. Follow the links to read about positions, application instructions, and timeframes.


Student Opportunities

Cornell Dining - multiple roles and openings. See pay rates and role descriptions. No experience is necessary, and there are opportunities to advance and develop leadership skills.

The Cornell Store - three roles, multiple openings for two of those roles

Housing and Residential Life - Resident Advisors (RAs). Applications for being a Resident Advisor (RA) during the 2024-2025 Academic Year are now open! Interested? Apply between now and Tuesday, October 31, 2023 by 11:59 PM EST! The application is available here.

Housing and Residential Life - Resident Language Fellow. Resident Language Fellows (RLFs) live in the Language House which is an immersive language experience within the Toni Morrison community beginning the fall of 2023.  They are native language speakers that enhance student’s linguistic and cultural competence in their target language and cultures.

Conference & Event Services - Student Service Centers are hiring for several positions including Student Assistants, Student Supervisors, and Student Manager.  Conference Services has openings for Student Manager roles.  More information or to apply


Hiring information by department:

In addition, there are many student positions across the division of Student and Campus Life (SCL). Student employment in SCL.


See the Office of Student Employment for details about eligibility.