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Join the Iacocca Institute staff this summer. We hire temporary employees to help run our programs. The following positions are open for summer 2021.


Student Mentors are key to the success of the Iacocca Global Entrepreneurship Intensive. They live in the residence hall with the high school students (ages 15-17) for four weeks and participate in the program with them. This leadership opportunity is certain to be challenging yet exciting as Lehigh prepares to welcome some of brightest high school students in the United States and from around the world to our campus for a unique summer experience. Because of the intense nature of the schedule, student mentors will not be able to take classes or work elsewhere during the time of the program.


  • Attend meals, classes, seminars, trips and tours with the high school students.
  • Serve as a role model and mentor at all times.
  • Live in the residence hall, 24/7, except for assigned day or night off. Be available at all dorm activities according to a rotating schedule with other staff.
  • Advise a mentor group and assist the group with different team projects with local partnering businesses. Projects have real deliverables that involve marketing/marketing research.
  • Work as a team with other Student Mentors, sharing duties throughout the four-week program.
  • Support the high school students as they adjust to the residential experience.
  • Develop different social programs or activities that support the goals of the program.
  • Handle different administrative and program tasks, including driving, under the direction of the Residence Life Coordinator and the Director.
  • Participate in orientation for Student Mentor staff from June 21 through June 25.


  • Must have a valid U.S. driver’s license (issued on or before June 21, 2019) and clean driving record.
  • Must have a solid academic record at the university level.
  • Successful completion of standard background checks including but not limited to: social security verification, education verification, county and national criminal background checks, PATCH, FBI fingerprinting, Child Abuse Clearance.

Salary and benefits:

  • $2,200 (plus $120 to cover the cost of cell phone usage and clearance/fingerprinting required of staff members)
  • Housing and meals, June 21-July 24

Interviews will start February 8, 2021 and continue until all positions are filled.

Apply here



The Residence Life Coordinator is a professional staff member within the Iacocca Global Entrepreneurship Intensive office, Lehigh University. Supervised by the Director, the Residence Life Coordinator is responsible for the total operation of a residence hall area during the 4-week program.

Duties include:

  • Supervise the student mentors in their residence life duties
  • Provide leadership for students and staff through programming and discipline
  • Enforce program, university and residence hall rules and regulations
  • Mentor a business project
  • Purchase program supplies
  • Coordinate in-program transportation
  • Act as facilities manager for the residence area including overseeing maintenance and custodial concerns

Salary and Benefits:

  • Office duty June 7-June 18: $10/hour
  • Program June 21-July 24: Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.
  • Housing and meals, June 21-July 24

Learn more and apply here