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Cambridge Student Assistants

Each summer we employ a team of current University of Cambridge undergraduate and graduate students to help run the Summer Programmes. Our Cambridge Student Assistants have extensive knowledge of the University, the Colleges and the city, and will act as your first point of contact.

During the day, CSAs are based in the Summer Programmes office; duties will include registering students, dealing with queries, assisting lecturers, admin tasks, setting up teaching rooms, and accompanying students on visits and weekend excursions.

CSAs are assigned to work in pairs with a specific College and will be present at meals and on hand to answer queries and liaise with College staff.

These rewarding roles are key to the smooth running of the programmes and provide an excellent opportunity for University of Cambridge students to gain experience working for the University, improve both communication and customer-service skills, and acquire key expertise useful for future careers.

If you are a University of Cambridge undergraduate or graduate student interested in these roles you can contact us for more information:

The closing date for applications is Monday 2nd March.

Isabella who worked for us last summer tells us more about her experience of working for the Summer Programmes.

CSA Testimonial


Working as part of the ICE team was one of the best parts of my summer. Whilst I rightly anticipated that the seven weeks would be busy and teach me a whole host of transferable skills, I vastly underestimated the fun I would have.

The permanent ICE team is welcoming, genuinely cares about your enjoyment and personal development in the role, and made coming to work a joy, even on the hottest day in British history.

Since finishing the job, our cohort of CSAs has continued to meet for coffees, formals, and catch-ups. I left the role with improved client-facing confidence, lasting inter-collegiate friendships, and a much better grasp of the kind of workplace and team I wish to be part of after I graduate.




The University's International Summer Programmes are an embodiment of our mission 'to contribute to society through the pursuit of education, learning and research at the highest international levels of excellence'.

Professor Graham Virgo QC (Hon), Senior Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education)

Browse our 2020 prospectus

Details for 2021 programmes to follow in due course.