Summer Youth Programs


What Can I Do?

The SYP office provides numerous opportunities to become part of the team. We hire a large number of seasonal staff in a wide variety of roles from live-in counselor staff to classroom instructors.

No matter the role, we are looking for outstanding individuals who bring awesome experiences and fresh perspectives to the table. Applicants should be positive, enthusiastic, innovative, and student-focused. We offer a flexible schedule in a casual, fun work environment, and provide valuable professional development experiences.

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer, which includes providing equal opportunity for protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. 

Student Staff

If you're a Michigan Tech student looking for a position that lets you channel your creativity, innovation, enthusiasm, and team spirit, all in a professional environment, we have just the job for you! All majors and levels are welcome.

Our hiring process for 2020 will begin in November 2019 . If you have  questions or would like to be considered for our staff, you can contact us at 906-487-2219 or email to learn more.

    Course Instructors and Teaching Assistants

    Most of our SYP explorations are taught by Michigan Tech faculty, staff, graduate, and upper-level undergraduate students. The Center for Pre-College Outreach directly hires instructors for some fields - others are hired by the host departments based on their own criteria. We are happy to facilitate connections between interested instructors and the responsible departments as needed.

    Our explorations are designed to be fun (it is summer, after all!), but intellectually challenging, introducing students to material in the field you are covering. Your class should be a mix of classroom time, field trips, and labs. Everything should be very hands-on for the students, with lectures kept to a minimum.

    SYP outdoor course.
    SYP indoor course.
    SYP car course.
    "I'll remember how funny the counselors were. I truly felt like they understood us and really cared. They were also very understanding and helpful in telling me about other opportunities I may be interested in."Serena A.
    Women in Engineering participant