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Teach in Summer Scholars

Students participate in Pathways Summer Scholars for free while taking STEM classes in Yale laboratories and developing their critical thinking skills through workshops taught by Yale faculty, staff, post-docs, and graduate students.

In order to offer students choice to take classes in fields of their interest, Pathways Summer Scholars is seeking teaching proposals from graduate students and post-docs. We encourage you to be creative in your proposal. Programs should be highly engaging for high school students while also tackling substantive content. Past programs have included Neurobiology, Physics of Atmospheres, Safer Chemicals, Evolution & Medicine, Biotechnology, Ecology & Ecosystems, Metals as You Have Never Seen Them Before, Musical Instrumentation Design Engineering, and more! 

Applications to teach 5-day workshops in the Summer 2022 were due by Tuesday, December 11, 2021. Please contact for other opportunities to engage. Our enrichment sessions are 1-day, 1.5 hour talks or activities with local high school students in the program. 

Work for Summer Scholars

Yale graduate and undergraduate students play a crucial role in the Pathways Summer Scholars program by serving as teaching assistants, mentors, and residential advisors to students. Pathways Summer Scholars seeks student applicants for two roles: Summer Scholars Teaching Assistant and Summer Scholars Residential Advisor & Teaching Assistant. Descriptions of each position can be found below and the jobs will be posted on Yale Student Employment in early January 2020. 

Yale Pathways to Science Summer Scholars Residential Advisor and Teaching Assistant

Program associates serve as residential advisors and teaching assistants for students. Students report that the program associates play a significant role in shaping their Summer Scholars experience, as program associates serve as mentors and role models for students, assist students with homework, and plan enrichment activities for students. Program associates consistently report that living and working with Summer Scholars students provided a unique, intense, and worthwhile experience and are proud to have made a lasting impression on local youth. 

Yale Pathways to Science Summer Scholars Teaching Assistant

Teaching assistants are part of a team of 10 Yale graduate and undergraduate students who act as teaching assistants for STEM laboratory courses. TAs facilitate class and laboratory preparation, serve as mentors for student assignments and projects, manage logistical needs of the program, plan enrichment activities for students, and document program activities and successes. Full-time teaching assistants should be available 8:30am - 4:30pm during the weeks of the program and part-time positions are also available. 

Job postings will be available on the Yale  Student Employment Website.