What does a Summer Student do?

Students are enrolled in schools or other educational institutions and attend classes or courses to attain the appropriate level of subject mastery and formal recognition, including a certificate or degree. They work under the guidance of an instructor and devote their time outside of class to do the necessary activities the instructor assigns, including homework or labs, either for class preparation or to submit evidence of progress towards that mastery.

Students apply themselves to intensive intellectual engagement with the necessary matters to master them. They follow along with a course syllabus and lesson plan and perform and submit necessary and relevant coursework and assignments. They attend classes and lectures, taking copious notes to use in their studies, and procure and absorb materials from recommended handouts, textbooks, or in-class presentations. Students need dedication and commitment to their course of study and to remain in close communication with their instructors and advisors.

Education--
Work/Life Balance
4.0 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.9 ★
Avg. Experience8+ years

Summer Student Salaries

Average Base Pay

$39,256 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$28K
Median: $39K
$55K
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Glassdoor Estimated Salary

Summer Student Career Path

Learn how to become a Summer Student, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

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Summer Student Insights

Read what Summer Student professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
MNPMNP
CPA Articling Student
May 20, 2020

“People that we work with are amazing and also our coworkers are great to work with.”

CERNCERN
Summer Student
Sep. 17, 2021

“I recommend it to anyone who wants to learn from professionals and meet great and helpful people.”

J.P. MorganJ.P. Morgan
Student
Dec. 27, 2020

“Incredible place to learn about investment world and to develop my career either personal and profeesional.”

Western University
Student Experience
Jan. 11, 2022

“Really enjoyed working with a great group of people and was inspired on a daily basis by the students.”

Thatz InternationalThatz International
Student
Dec. 30, 2021

“It was a fun and great experience working in Thatz as an intern for software testing.”

Roosevelt UniversityRoosevelt University
Work Study Student
May 28, 2021

“You get to choose your hours to work and it’s $15 an hour which is great for a student”

A'ViandsA'Viands
Student Worker
Mar. 15, 2020

“I am a student worker at Aviands and it is good to work as a part time”

Brown UniversityBrown University
Student Worker
Aug. 25, 2021

“I was paid pretty well and have heard that in general pay is pretty good for both part and full”

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Summer Student Interviews

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a summer student

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