Become an Intercultural Aide

We're hiring Intercultural Aides (ICAs)! ICAs serve collaboratively alongside resident assistants (RAs). Both contribute to building community on the floor and in a residence hall, yet ICAs place their focus on ensuring that the communities being built are both inclusive and vibrant. ICAs work hard to engage residents in the process of "crossing difference." They do this through a series of Engaged Learning Opportunities (ELO), including weekly roundtable discussions (RTDs), regular acts of service in local communities, social events and small-group activities, purposeful interactions with residents, and partnerships with other leaders in the campus community. 

What we're looking for in candidates: 

  • Familiar with residence hall life. You've lived on campus for at least one (1) semester. You know what it's like to live on a floor, share space with a roommate, and contribute to the building of a community. You're also familiar with building-, neighborhood-, and campus-based resources.
  • Can serve as an academic role model. You know what it means to work hard and the grades (at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA) to prove it. You're willing to share your academic struggles with others and point them in directions that may help them on their journey. 
  • Curiosity, humility, and a posture of learning. You're interested in what's happening on campus, in the nation, and in the world. You're not afraid of saying the wrong thing or ashamed of being unaware. Instead, you consistently place yourself in a position to learn new things and apply lessons learned to better yourself and the world. 
  • Willingness to "do hard things." You have a roll-up-your-sleeves, dig-deep-into-the-work approach to all that you do. You persist in the face of obstacles, working individually and collectively to systematically solve problems. 
  • Complete mandatory training requirements. These include Pre-employment, Summer D2L, and Fall Training.
  • Attend required weekly events. These include RTDs and staff training in the evenings (either Monday or Tuesday and all Thursdays)

Apply today! ICA position applications are open October 30 through December 15, 2023. 

ICA Informational Sessions

Brody & North Neighborhood

October 30, 2023  
9-9:30 p.m.
175 Brody

South Neighborhood 

November 6, 2023
7-7:30 p.m.
338 Case, Club Spartan

River Trail & East Neighborhood

November 14, 2023  
9-9:30 p.m.
McDonel Kiva


  • October 30, 2023 - ICA Application Opens at
  • December 15, 2023 - ICA Application Closes
  • January 12, 2024 - ICA applicants informed of their eligibility to continue in the application process
  • February 1, 2024 at Noon - ICA Applicants who are eligible to continue must complete 2 assignments 
    • Attend two RTDs between January 22-23 and January 29-30,  2024 - and submit a reflection on one of those two RTDs
    • Engage in a “purposeful interaction exercise"
  • February 2, 2024 - All candidates will receive an email letting them know about their eligibility to continue to an interview
  • February 5-6, 2024 - Eligible candidates can schedule interview times—TBD February dates
  • March 4, 2024 - ICA position offers sent out


Remuneration is a single room with board while school is in session. 
NOTE: In instances where housing demand exceeds availability, ICAs may be temporarily assigned a roommate.


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