SSB Seasonal Staff: Selecting a university and academic major are still some of the biggest decisions a high school student can make (as well as the biggest investment a parent can make), and one that will have a lasting impression on the rest of their life. Summer Springboard allows teens to get a taste of college life while gaining valuable insights into their fields of interest. This fosters independence, self-awareness, and confidence that help students succeed in college and beyond. Our programs offer students the opportunity to explore college lifestyle in an academic and geographic area of interest. This experience helps them better define what direction they want to take after high-school and what difference they want to make in their community and beyond. Summer Springboard provides two-week academic and career-exploration programs in more than 70 different areas of interest across 13 host universities. We offer choices for both high-school and middle-school students, with residential, commuter, and virtual options. All of our staff hold university degrees, are in the process of obtaining one, or have extensive experience working with youth within experiential education.

We appreciate your interest in working with us and will be in touch soon. Our interview process begins in November and will run as needed through the end of May. Because of the large number of applications we receive, we are unable to reply to all applicants.
Personal Information

Enter your name exactly as it appears on your passport.

We require all RA/TA/Mentor staff to be fully vaccinated due to varying requirements from universities and excursion locations.

Write "Yes" or "No" to confirm you are up to date with your boosters and add the date of your last vaccine.

Permanent Address
Do not enter a temporary or seasonal address.  This is used for background checks.

If you are a U.S Citizen living abroad, please use a permanent U.S mailing address if available

Cover Letter, Resume & References

Your cover letter should highlight your experience in facilitating experiential education programs, youth development, and leadership, and your experience in the city or university where you are interested in working. Important! Please upload your resume and cover letter in PDF format.

Please upload documents in PDF format.

Please upload document in PDF format.

Please list two professional references.  State their name, job title, email address, and phone number.

State their name, job title, phone number and relationship to you.

State their name, job title, phone number and relationship to you.

Position Details

Select the position you believe you are best fit for. You will be considered for both positions through the interview process.

If other, please explain. If you were referred by a SSB staff person, please list their name.

If you do not have a "must return home by" date, please choose 8/10/2024.

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Relevant Experience

If you answered "no" to any of the first three questions, you do not meet the minimum requirements for this position. Please take a minute to seriously consider the demanding nature of these positions and the skills required. Why should your application be considered?

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Thank you for your interest! You should receive a confirmation e-mail. Please email with any questions.