iLead Positions

Program Assistant (PA)

Please note that some time commitments will look slightly different for Fall 2020. We will go over these changes in detail when on-boarding new members, but feel free to email us at if you have any questions.

General Overview

Program Assistants are volunteer members of the MICA Program Board (MPB), which is responsible for the planning and implementation of major campus programs (including Halloween Party and Last Blast).

PAs are integral to the creative process of event planning, as well the event production. PAs serve on one of four committees, and provide ideas and feedback during the planning process. They also provide staffing support for events, including event prep (making decorations, helping with marketing, etc.) and production (set-up, running the event, and tear-down).

Being a Program Assistant is a great way to join the MICA Program Board without the full commitment of being a Program Manager. While the PA position is unpaid, this role provides a meaningful opportunity to get involved and make an impact at MICA.


No event experience necessary! All current MICA students are eligible to be part of the Program Board. We are looking for students who will be dedicated to serving the MICA community through fun and engaging programming efforts. We seek out good organizational and communication skills, a strong work-ethic, and positive energy.

Time Commitment 

The average time commitment for PAs is ~15-20 hours per semester. This position offers a great deal of flexibility, and we encourage the level of involvement that best suits your own needs and capacity. 

In general, Program Assistants are expected to:

  • Attend bi-weekly Program Board & Committee meetings (every other Wednesday from 2:15PM – 3:45PM*)
    • *NOTE: For Fall 2020, bi-weekly meetings will take place from 12:30 - 2:15 PM (ET).
  • Attend two Halloween Party build workshops (fall semester)
  • Provide staffing support at two events per semester 


  • MICA Program Board t-shirt and access to other cool swag
  • Deepen your involvement at MICA and your connections with peers and staff
  • Have a direct say in the kinds of events that are hosted on campus
  • Develop your leadership and professional skills 
  • Be part of an awesome team (who may just become your lifelong friends!)

Application Timeline

  • Applications are available on a rolling basis - apply at any time! No formal interview process is required. Simply complete the Program Assistant Interest Form below to get started.
  • Program Assistant Interest Form