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Current Opportunities

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Opportunities after graduation

Teaching Assistant Program in France

Every year, the French Ministry of Education and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in Washington, D.C. offer approximately 1,200 teaching assistantships for American citizens and permanent residents to teach English in public schools across all regions of metropolitan France and in the overseas departments of French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Réunion.  Assistants are assigned a teaching schedule of 12 classroom hours per week that may be divided among up to three schools. Classes are conducted in English. The teaching assistant may conduct all or part of a class, typically leading conversations in English. Duties may include serving as a resource person in conversation groups, providing small group tutorials, and giving talks related to American studies in English classes. Assignments vary depending on the school’s needs, the assistant’s abilities, and the educational level to which he or she is assigned (elementary or secondary).  Program application and information can be found here.

Institute of Reading Development Summer Teaching Jobs

The Institute of Reading Development offers summer reading skills programs in partnership with the continuing education departments of more than 100 colleges and universities nationwide. Each year we hire hard-working, encouraging people with a passion for reading to teach our summer programs.  As an Institute teacher you will:  1) Earn more than $6,000 in one summer. Our full-time teachers typically earn $500-$700 per week. 2) Improve your teaching skills and confidence during our comprehensive, paid training program. 3) Gain over 400 hours of classroom teaching experience with a variety of age groups from 4-year-olds to adults. 4) Help your students become successful readers with a love of great books.  We are seeking applicants from any academic discipline. All applicants must have an undergraduate degree or higher in their field before the start of our teaching season.  Successful Institute teachers: have strong reading skills and read for pleasure, are responsible and hard-working, with good communication and organizational skills, and will be patient and supportive with students.

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.  

RamaYear

Through the RamaYear program, recent college graduates devote a year or two of their early careers to an immersive year-round service experience on our Rhinebeck, NY campus. At Ramapo, these young adults spend their days working with groups of youth and educators on outdoor adventure-based retreats that build teamwork and communication skills. They design activities to meet each retreat group’s needs and goals, and lead teambuilding games and leadership development exercises. RamaYear staff live with and serve as mentors to our Staff Assistants: young adults, 18-25 years old, who seek to become self-sufficient and build social, independent living and job skills. Additionally, RamaYear play key roles in Camp Ramapo, a traditional summer camp experience for children ages 6-16 with social, emotional or learning challenges.

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.  

21st Century Community Learning Center

The after-school learning center at Greencastle Middle School needs volunteers to lead and/or supervise activities (sport, crafts, games), tutoring and homework help. The program runs from 3:00-6:00 PM with homework/tutoring from 4:15 to 5:15. Tutors can sign up for an hour a day, a few days a week or for a block of time. We are flexible. Generally, middle school age students need help with math, reading, writing and research projects.  This program’s goals are focused on the social, emotional, and educational needs of students in a safe and caring environment. With the aid of quality staff and volunteers as role models, we hope to aid students with their challenges and choices.  Contact the site director, Deb Rode (drode@greencastle.k12.in.us) to apply.

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.  

Little Rock Zoo Internship

The Little Rock Zoo is now accepting applications for 2019 summer animal care and conservation educator internships. The Zoo is seeking dependable, hardworking college students interested in the fields of animal care and education. Interns will gain valuable experience with exotic animals by training with professional zookeepers. These internships are unpaid and experienced based.  Housing and transportation are the responsibility of the intern. The 2019 summer internship term will begin Friday, May 31, 2019 and will continue until mid-August. End dates may be no earlier than August 9th and no later than Sept 1st without approval.

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Summer Treatment Program

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) is looking to recruit counselors for our Summer Treatment Program (STP).  The STP is an award-winning, evidence-based program for children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) developed by William Pelham, Ph.D. and colleagues.  The STP has been listed in SAMHSA's National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices.  Undergraduate and graduate level students interested in Clinical Psychology, School Psychology, Education, Social Work, Psychiatry, or Pediatrics are encouraged to apply. Experience gained at the STP may also be beneficial in preparation for careers in education, mental health, physical education, recreational therapy, behavior analysis, social work, and counseling and can serve as an opportunity to obtain a recommendation for work or graduate school.

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.)

Culver Summer School and Camps

Culver Summer Schools and Camps has been making memories for children ages 9-17 for over 110 years. Nestled next to Lake Maxinkuckee in northern Indiana, Culver hosts over 1,300 children from more than 40 states and 40 countries each summer. Over 70 electives are offered on Culver's 1,800-acre campus including horseback riding at our 94-horse equestrian center, earning US Sailing certifications while using our 120-boat sailing fleet, athletics, water skiing, air rifle, North American Indian Lore, crafts, fine arts, academics, nature courses, coding, scouting, ice skating, hockey and taking flying lessons through our School of Aviation. (Culver is a leader in the industry -- offering a summer full of fun, worthwhile achievement and our military-based leadership program.)  Culver’s structure allows campers to develop self-confidence, while learning the value of self-discipline. They learn to overcome self-imposed limitations; improve technical, academic, and athletic skills; and how to push for their personal best.  This unique mix offers boys and girls the opportunity to forge new and valued friendships while growing as individuals in a six-week leadership camp environment.

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.  

Camp Tanuga

Camp Tanuga is a traditional co-ed summer camp located in northern Michigan serving kids from first through ninth grade.  Positions available each summer include general counselors, activity leaders, nurse positions, and food service workers.

Camp Laurel South

Camp Laurel South, a premier summer camp located in the Sebago Lakes region of Maine, operates two four-week programs with 380 campers each session, ages 7-15.  Camp couselors are primarily college students from across the country, and they have responsibilities as cabin counselors and activity specialists.