Applications for Fall 2024 open March 25th – April 19th.

Serving as a Peer Educator can be one of the most rewarding and enjoyable jobs on campus. Benefits of becoming a Peer Educator include:

  • Receiving high quality professional development trainings
  • Connecting with other students and making a difference in their academic lives
  • Honing your knowledge of a subject
  • Creating your own schedule
  • Developing leadership skills and the ability to “think on your feet”
  • Increasing your understanding of and value for working with diverse groups
  • Deepening your self-awareness and communication skills

Peer educators are students who enjoy helping their peers. To serve as a Peer Educator for a course, a student must have previously taken the course or a follow up course. Often the best Peer Educators are students who did well in the class but may have struggled initially or showed growth and took advantage of support resources to be successful. Peer Tutors can be either undergraduate or graduate students, however SAGE Peer Facilitators must be undergraduate students.

Peer Educator Position Descriptions

Peer Educator Application Process

1. Review the expectations and job responsibilities in the Peer Educator Position Descriptions above for the role you are interested in.

2. Review the list of courses for which we offer peer education services. Our recruitment needs fluctuate throughout the hiring stages so we may not be actively recruiting for all available courses.

3. Complete an ARC Application

In the ARC application, you will be able to indicate which peer education positions you would like to be considered for. You can select multiple positions.

The application will ask different questions depending on which position(s) you are applying for and whether you are returning or not.

  • If you are selected as a finalist, you will receive an email from us with the link to select an interview time and to have someone submit a recommendation for you.
  • If you are selected to serve as a peer educator, you will receive an offer letter through email and have additional forms to fill out.

The steps of the hiring process are different depending on whether you are a returning peer educator or new to the programs and depending on whether you have been offered work study.

Please note that any Duke student who applies for financial aid will be offered work study, regardless of financial need. We highly recommend you read more about the work study program.

Note: You must respond to all requests for information promptly to secure your employment.

You are welcome to email us ( or to check on available courses and/or if you have questions about the application process.