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Current Opportunities

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Opportunities after graduation

Sagamore Institute

The Sagamore Institute is a nonpartisan public policy think tank rooted in the Heartland of Indiana but with a national influence and a global reach. Sagamore's scholars are committed to addressing the nation's most pressing policy issues, leveraging their expertise to transform innovative ideas into effective action.

City Year

City Year looks for individuals between the ages of 17 and 24 who have a desire to work alongside teachers and their peers to support the students who need that extra attention, to work on a diverse team, and who are ready to make a difference through a challenging and fulfilling experience.  The commitment is for 11 months, and there are 26 locations throughout the United States as well as 3 international affiliates.  The early deadline to apply is September 30, 2017, and the final deadline is April 30, 2018.

Global Zero

Action Corps is a year-long leadership development program designed to train and empower young leaders across the country to tackle the single biggest security threat of our generation. Whether you’re new to the fight or a seasoned activist, we’ll provide the hands-on training, in-depth resources (and cool swag) you’ll need to make a difference -- and have fun while you’re at it.

Over the course of the year, you’ll work with Global Zero on creative and impactful campaigns to eliminate nukes. You will have insider access to cutting-edge policy developments, meet high-level experts in international peace and security, work with local and national media, meet with elected officials, learn real leadership and campaign skills, and use all of this to build and lead your very own Global Zero chapter in your area.

Nature's Classroom

Nature's Classroom is seeking individuals to serve as teachers in 5-day residential programs emphasizing discovery, learning, and community awareness.  Nature’s Classroom provides experiences for student groups ranging between the 4th and 8th grades at a ratio of 12 students to one Nature’s Classroom teacher. Our teachers develop and present classes
and activities in a variety of academic areas. The fabric of our community is woven by the individual uniqueness of our staff who work, grow, live, and play closely together. Teachers are encouraged to explore new areas for classes and programs. Teach new subjects, practice different classroom management techniques, write, try, and revise original lesson plans. Work in different locations with access to various resources. A strong commitment to children and learning is required. Experience working with students desired. Must be able to become involved in all aspects of program. Science/math background helpful; as are special interests and talents (music, singing, storytelling and group dynamics). Weekly salary range for new teachers is between $285 and $350 plus room and board seven days a week. Fall semester runs from Labor Day to mid-December. Spring semester runs from mid-March to early-June (exact dates vary by facility).

opportunities during the school year

Substitute Teach

Have a free day in your schedule and a means of transportation?  Consider getting your substitute teaching permit.  To apply, go to the Greencastle School Corporation which is located at 1022 Mill Pond Lane (across the street from the high school).  Complete the paperwork, and then apply online through the Indiana Department of Education.  Click here for detailed instructions on how to apply.  You can also apply through South Putnam School Corporation, located at 3999 S US Highway 231, south of Greencastle.  

Knoy Center at Cloverdale Middle School

Volunteers are needed for an after-school program at Cloverdale Middle School.  The program runs Monday-Thursday, 3:00-3:45, and DePauw volunteers are needed to spend time with middle school students helping with homework, studying, or just simply conversing.  If interested, contact Trenton Lucas at tlucas@cloverdale.k12.in.us.

Watch Me Sculpt

Watch Me Sculpt is an after-school arts program seeking current and former teachers, elementary education majors, and/or teaching aides to instruct once/week sculpting classes for K-5th grade students. An innovative, step-by-step process teaches students basic sculpting techniques that improve their motor skills, patience, and focus.  Students learn how much fun art can be as they complete new and fun sculptures each week. Classes last for an hour while prep time for teachers is generally 15 minutes with 5-10 minutes for cleanup (85 minutes total). Formal classrom experience is not required; however, considerable experience working with elementary-age students is a prerequisite.

Sagamore Institute

The Sagamore Institute is a nonpartisan public policy think tank rooted in the Heartland of Indiana but with a national influence and a global reach. Sagamore's scholars are committed to addressing the nation's most pressing policy issues, leveraging their expertise to transform innovative ideas into effective action.

summer opportunities

DC Internships

DC Internships offers several summer internship programs such as Public Policy and Economics.  From their website, "We have been running academic internship programs for almost 50 years and through our comprehensive institutes all participants will be placed in an internship within one of the following types of organizations: Federal agency, Policy group, Think tank, or Non-governmental organization.  Our staff works to place you with an organization that fits your skills and career goals. You’ll gain real-world experience that will set you apart when it’s time to find your first job after graduation." 

Uncommon Schools Summer Teaching Fellowship

The Summer Teaching Fellowship (STF) is a teacher recruitment and preparation program. STF is designed to introduce college juniors of color who are passionate about student success and social justice to teaching within Uncommon's classrooms. Fellows develop the skills necessary for leading high-achieving urban classrooms across Uncommon’s networks through the mentorship, collaboration, and hands-on experience STF provides.  

Sagamore Institute

The Sagamore Institute is a nonpartisan public policy think tank rooted in the Heartland of Indiana but with a national influence and a global reach. Sagamore's scholars are committed to addressing the nation's most pressing policy issues, leveraging their expertise to transform innovative ideas into effective action.

Muscular Dystrophy Association Summer Camp

MDA needs caring people to volunteer as camp counselors. MDA relies on the support and dedication of volunteer counselors who are by campers’ sides day and night so that they can do all the fun activities that summer camp offers. Counselors serve as a “buddy” for the week and participate in activities with the campers. They push wheelchairs, lift and transfer youngsters and provide assistance with daily living activities as needed.  Camp volunteers acquire a week of experience working with children living with neuromuscular disease, as well as 140 volunteer hours. MDA staff and the camp medical team provide all of the medical training needed for the week. (Notes: Food and lodging are provided to our volunteers at no cost.)

Camp Akeela

Camp Akeela is a fun, traditional overnight summer camp with locations in Vermont and Wisconsin for boys and girls ages 9 - 18. TheVermont location is set on 400 acres in the Green Mountains of Vermont, and the Wisconsin location is on the campus of beautiful Lawrence University in Appleton, WI. Many of the campers have been diagnosed with
Asperger’s Syndrome or a non-verbal learning disability. Others are undiagnosed but described as “quirky.” All are very bright, charming well-behaved boys and girls who struggle to connect with their peers.

Camp Voyager and 4-H Summer Camp (Clemson University's Youth Learning Institute)

Camp Voyager (technology) runs from the Youth Learning Institute’s Headquarters and Education Center in Pickens, SC and provides opportunities to experience a wide variety of new and exciting challenges.  Activities range from traditional camp programming to adventure and technology based programming including climbing walls, high ropes courses, Lego Mindstorm NXT Robotics, paintball, I-movie, Sphero robots, LittleBits, team building activities and video game arcade games.  All programs are offered in a safe, supervised environment where campers can explore new areas of interests with encouragement from trained counselors and staff. 

4-H summer camps provide an opportunity to experience new and exciting activities; including climbing wall, archery, canoeing, and many others offered in a safe, supervised environment where campers can explore new areas of interest with encouragement from trained counselors and staff.  Counselors lead, instruct, and supervise campers in all areas of summer camp programming.  The camp is run out of the RM Cooper Leadership Center in Summerton, SC.  We are involved in all of the following types of camps: 4-H, disability and special needs, and traditional programs.  

Jameson Camp

Jameson Camp is now hiring young adults to fill positions for our residential summer camp in Indianapolis, Indiana.  Jameson serves all children with a specialization in serving youth who otherwise would not receive a camp experience.  Many of our children have social and/or emotional challenges, and 75% of our families are at or below the poverty level. 

Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp

Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp is a summer community of the fine arts.  It serves more than 5,400 junior high and high school students each summer, who major in music, art, dance, and drama.  220 staff positions are available for motivated college students with interest in working with young people.  

Ramapo for Children

Based on our 250-acre campus in Rhinebeck, New York, Camp Ramapo is a residential summer camp that serves children ages 6 to 16 who are affected by social, emotional, or learning challenges, including children affected by autism spectrum disorders.

Historic Deerfield Summer Fellowship Program

Historic Deerfield, Inc. invites college juniors and seniors to apply for its nine-week, tuition-free Summer Fellowship Program in History and Material Culture. Located in the scenic Connecticut River Valley of western Massachusetts, Historic Deerfield is the perfect place to explore New England and regional history, material culture and museum studies.

Camp Walt Whitman

Camp Walt Whitman is a traditional co-ed summer camp located in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.  Each summer over 200 staff members from across the globe converge and form some of the best friends of their life. Staff return to camp summer after summer because of the people they meet.