Student Life Positions

International Student Leaders (ISLs)

The Center for International Student Engagement (CISE) seeks International Student Leaders (ISLs) to drive Pre-Orientation each year.  ISLs are expected to welcome new international students to Amherst, from participating in the Office of Admission’s email-a-thon and international online chat sessions in the spring, to connecting with new students over the summer, and leading the various sessions and activities of Pre-Orientation in the late summer.  ISLs serve as the first welcoming face for new international students, and are expected to lend a helping hand, an open heart, and honest advice as new students settle into Amherst College life.  

The job requires a personal commitment to the CISE's vision: a world in which borders do not dictate access to opportunity, knowledge, and human connection; a willingness to be vulnerable, open, and honest with new students; and dedication to creating an inclusive community and interweaving intersectional identity-based social justice work with international reflection.

To apply, students must begin their application in Workday. More information available by 3/15/21. All interviews will be conducted via zoom.  Students should watch their e-mail for information about applications and interviews.


Orientation Leaders 

Each Spring, a team of Orientation Leaders is selected to serve for the Orientation program that upcoming school year. Orientation Leaders are expected to be representatives of the campus community, knowledgeable of campus resources and supportive of first year’s and their guests. It is also a good opportunity for students to learn about themselves in relation to other people and to develop a wide range of skills that can be used beyond the scope of this position. Orientation Leaders help lead the orientation program and are expected to have an openness toward and concern for incoming first-year students, as well as a wide knowledge of the various aspects of the College (for which they will receive training). The job requires a general readiness to aid students in their transition to the College during orientation.

To apply, students must begin their application in Workday. More information available by 3/15/21. All interviews will be conducted via zoom.  Students should watch their e-mail for information about applications and interviews.


 Community Advisors

Each Spring, Community Advisors (CAs) are selected from the current first-year, sophomore, and junior classes. CAs are expected to be community builders and campus leaders in their residence halls and are a crucial link between the College and the student community. Key provisions of the role include: peer advice, conflict resolution, thoughtful referrals, and the implementation of policies, procedures, and health guidelines during the pandemic as outlined by the Office of Residential life and the Office of Student Affairs. The CA role is a great opportunity for students to learn and develop a wide range of skills that can be used beyond the scope of this position. CAs live in the residences that they oversee and are expected to have an openness towards, acceptance of, and concern for, others. CAs will gain a wide knowledge of the various aspects of the College through training provided each semester. The job requires passion and general readiness to engage and develop community, as well as supporting and assisting students in their transition to college and throughout their college experience. 

To apply, students must begin their application in Workday. Applications will become available May 19th and are due June 4th. All interviews will be conducted via zoom.  Students should watch their e-mail for information about applications and interviews.