The Jacobson Institute has need of student workers for camp counselor positions each summer. These are paid positions, and work dates for 2019 are June 10-14 and June 17-21. We are hiring for all our camp locations: Iowa City area, Marion and Des Moines. Gain hands-on, real-world job experience working with kids!

A special note to College of Education students: This is an opportunity to earn hands-on experience and interact with parents and the certified Iowa teachers who serve as lead instructors of our camps. It is possible to volunteer as a camp counselor with us to meet your graduation requirement for 40 volunteer hours, or you may apply for a paid position. Please specify your preference in your application. 

Required qualifications:

  • 3.0 minimum GPA
  • Outstanding attention to organization and detail
  • Ability to confidently communicate and network
  • Desire to ask questions and learn
  • Confidence in taking the lead on activities
  • Willingness to work with children and/or parents

Additional desired qualifications:

  • Experience with children

Hours required:

  • 40 hours per week

Job responsibilities include:

  • Assistance with summer camps: logistics, on-site program support, summer camp farmers market facilitation, supervision of children
  • Requires willingness and ability to travel off-campus
  • Other miscellaneous tasks as appropriate

To apply, email a cover letter and resume to the attention of Kelsi Ludvicek, Program Assistant, at Please note, the Jacobson Institute does not provide transportation or lodging for camp counselors.