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Undergraduate Positions

With tons of job options located right on campus, we make it easy for you to make the grade and make a buck. Jobs provide students with a needed balance for time management and the social skills required for our fast-paced world. Students working part-time have a higher GPA than non-working students. Entry level student employees can earn more than $3,000 per year working only 15 hours per week. Advanced level student employees can earn more than $8,000 per year!

MSU students can work up to 29 hours per week during the academic year, with the opportunity for full-time employment during holiday and semester breaks. International students are limited to 20 hours per week during the school year. Students need to have a photo ID, such as a student ID, and original Social Security card in order to work anywhere on campus.

Summer Conference Assistant

Sport Camps Conference Assistant (CA) is a live-in member of the Michigan State University Residence Education and Housing Services team.  Sport Camps participants will be housed in South Neighborhood and range in age from 8-18.  The Sport Camps staff will be primarily responsible for the care and safety of the participants, as well as offering programming and support throughout the camp. They will also aide in the daily security of the residence hall.  The CA also provides informational resources for all guests. There will be consistent and direct communication between the Sport Camps Coordinator, Community Director and Assistant Coordinators, and Operations Coordinators, so success by all departments and participants can be achieved.

Click here for more info and for how to apply for this position!

Building Worker I Positions -- APPLY HERE (PDF)
A Building Worker I is responsible for sweeping, mopping, vacuuming floors and stairs; washing walls and windows; emptying trash; changing compactor carts; cleaning bathroom walls, floors and fixtures; cleaning light covers; cleaning upholstery and carpet; buffing, scrubbing and waxing floors; setting up and moving furniture and equipment; painting; minor repairs and other related tasks as assigned. These tasks may involve the use of heavy equipment.

Work hours not to exceed 29 hours for domestic students and 20 hours for international students per week, while MSU classes are in session.  It is a requirement to be available for at least 20 hours per week. This is an entry level position, therefore, no previous experience required.

“Living On” at Michigan State University is an experience, a lifestyle and a tradition. “Living On” is about students immersing themselves into all things MSU, taking advantage of all of the campus resources available to assist them in pursuing their goals, connecting with friends and neighbors, making memories and having an outstanding Spartan experience in the midst of it all. The Live On Street Team brings all of these experiences to life by serving as ambassadors for on-campus living.

Live On Street Team Positions — Click here for Application (seeking applicants for 2014-15 academic year)
Residence Education and Housing Services is seeking students who are excited about living on campus, energetic, creative, outgoing and who have a strong sense of Spartan Spirit! Live On Street Team members will plan regular events throughout campus and in the heart of the MSU Neighborhoods. The Live On Street Team will also capture and create content for the Live On website and social media platforms.

This position would begin mid-August 2014. Specific start date is negotiable.

Applicants must have strong communication, social media and event planning skills and thrive in team settings. All applicants must plan to live on campus during the 2014-2015 academic year.

Want to learn more about what it means to Live On at MSU? Follow “MSU Live On” on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram! Use #SpartansLiveOn to be a part of the conversation.

Application will remain open until all positions filled.

All inquiries regarding Live On Street Team positions with Residence Education and Housing Services should be directed to

Service Center Representative and Night Receptionist Positions
Service Center Representatives are undergraduate staff members employed by Residence Education and Housing Services.  Service Center Representatives are responsible for delivering a high quality of customer service to residents each day.  Responsible for assisting guests with questions, processing mail and packages, and acting as an ambassador for REHS, Service Center Representatives are critical team members. 

Night Receptionists are undergraduate staff members employed by Residence Education and Housing Services.  Night Receptionists assist in maintaining reasonable security in the residence halls each day.  Responsible for monitoring security, screening entry into the residence hall environment, and responding to incidents, Night Receptionists are a critical part of the REHS team.  Please note that Night Receptionists work shifts from 11:45 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.

We are now accepting applications for positions that begin in Fall 2014. Apply for these positions by choosing the Neighborhood you are interested in (you may apply in one or all of the neighborhoods, if you wish). 

Click here for Brody Neighborhood Application Brody is not accepting additional applications at this time
(Armstrong, Baily, Bryan, Emmons, Rather)

Click here for East Neighborhood Application
(Akers, Holmes, Hubbard)

Click here for North Neighborhood Application
(Mason-Abbott, Snyder-Phillips, Campbell, Landon, Mayo, Williams, Yakeley, Gilchrist)

Click here for River Trail Neighborhood Application
(Owen/VanHoosen, McDonel, Shaw)

Click here for South Neighborhood Application
(Case, Holden, Wilson, Wonders)

Click here for Spartan Village Application

Neighborhood Tour Guide Positions -- APPLY HERE 
Neighborhood Tour Guides will be responsible for providing neighborhood and residence hall tours to MSU guests, prospective students, and their parents, focusing on spaces in which our students live and learn.  During the summer, tour guides are primarily responsible for residence hall tours during Academic Orientation and Parent Orientation programs.  Residence hall tours include: student rooms; study and computer lab space; neighborhood engagement centers and tutoring locations; health and fitness locations; classrooms and auditoriums; service centers; laundry facilities; dining rooms and community kitchens.  Neighborhood tour guides will touch on specific points related to these areas of student life as each guest should gain a greater knowledge of the on-campus living experience during their tour.

Resident Assistant Positions - Application Currently Closed (click here for more information)

Community Coordinator (Spartan Village) - Application Currently Closed

Community Coordinators in Spartan Village provide opportunities for residents to connect with one another through programs and outreach activities. The Community Coordinator in Spartan Village is a 12-month live in graduate or undergraduate student staff member in the Department of Residence Education and Housing Services. The Community Coordinator is responsible for assisting students with personal and academic concerns in Spartan Village. Additionally, the Community Coordinator shares duty coverage, initiative development, response to student concerns, and administrative responsibilities with other Spartan Village Community Coordinators.  This position is not a Graduate Assistantship. Community Coordinators receive a standard furnished, air-conditioned,  two-bedroom apartment in Spartan Village.

Community Coordinators must maintain a 2.75 Cumulative MSU grade point average during employment.

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