Since 1972, Summer Youth Programs (SYP) at Michigan Tech has offered students in grades 6-11 a variety of hands-on explorations focused on the needs of tomorrow. Our high-impact educational experiences provide an opportunity for students to experience college in a fun, engaging, and safe environment.  

Our counselors help shape the student experience, providing mentorship, leadership, and support. We hire for a variety of counselor roles in both full-time and part-time positions. Position benefits include:

  • Wages ranging from $11 - $12.50/hr based on position and experience
  • Part and full-time positions (see descriptions below)
  • Meals during shifts
  • Housing in Wadsworth Hall (private, single room for live-in positions only)
  • Paid training

Summer 2024 dates of employment are June 10th through July 26th. 

Summer Youth Programs welcomes undergrad and graduate students of all majors to join our team as we seek to explore interests, spark curiosity, and make an impact. If you're interested in joining our high-energy team for a summer of personal growth, critical skill development, and epic adventure please review our job descriptions below.

2024 Summer Youth Programs Staff Application

Please download, complete, and submit the SYP Staff Application, your resume, and a cover letter describing your passion for mentoring and sparking curiosity in youth of diverse backgrounds to outreach@mtu.edu. One of our staff members will then contact you to schedule your interview. 

If you have  questions you can contact us at 906-487-2219 or email outreach@mtu.edu to learn more. 

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer that provides equal opportunity for all, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. 


"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