University of Delaware

Resident Assistant Internship & Leadership Exploration Program (RAILE)

Leadership development is an exciting opportunity provided by living in our residence halls! The RA Internship and Leadership Exploration Program (RAILE) is an optional leadership development activity that will allow you to see into the life of a RA while gaining exposure to valuable leadership skills and campus opportunities that can be applied to your professional goals. It is not a requirement for consideration for the Resident Assistant position, but portions of the program can be submitted along with an application.

The program starts October 1 and goes until March 6.

Program participants are matched with a guide RA from your residence hall and take part in a series of core experiences and select from a wide variety of additional options. For more information, please talk with any of the Residence Life staff or see the RA Internship and Leadership Exploration Program Checklist. Once you are ready to submit your checklist, you can submit here.

Commuter students are also welcomed to participate, and can sign up using the link below.

To participate in RAILE, complete this interest form.

Get Certified

Bronze RAILE Certification – Completion of one activity in each category and a reflection paper will grant you this certification (5 total).

Silver RAILE Certification – Completion of all Core Components, which provide a broad perspective of leadership within the residence halls, and a reflection paper will grant you this certification (5 total).

Gold RAILE Certification – Completion of all Core Components and any 5 Choose Your Own components will grant you this certification (10 total).

Platinum RAILE Certification – Interested in going in depth in a specific leadership area? Then this is the certification for you. Participate in all Core Components and one complete leadership development category (Community Engagement, Intercultural Exploration, Relationship Skills, or Self Development) to receive this certification. (12 total)

Fall 2019 Information Session:

Learn more about RAILE at an information session!

Monday, Sept. 16, 7-8 p.m.

Harrington Commons

Tuesday, Sept. 17, 7-8 p.m.

George Read North Lounge

Wednesday, Sept. 18, 7-8 p.m.

Gilbert Main Lounge

Thursday, Sept. 19, 7 p.m.

Caesar Rodney Main Lounge

Important Dates for the 2019-20 RAILE Program


Interest and Orientation sessions will be held for participants.

Oct. 1, 2019

Official start of the program. Students can begin the program at any point after this date by communicating with the RAILE coordinator or their residence hall staff.

March 6, 2020

Any participant who wants to earn any level of completion certification or have their RAILE information on file must turn in paperwork to Guide RA by this date.

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