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Summer Internships and Volunteering

Looking for something for the summer? Check out these options for volunteering or an internship.

  • Science for Kids: A summer program on Swarthmore's campus through which Swarthmore faculty, instructors, and undergraduates teach children in the Chester Children's Chorus.
  • Chester Children's Chorus: (reading volunteer) Read one-on-one with children for an hour a day during the five weeks of the Andrea Knox Summer Learning Program. All volunteers must comply with Act 153 requirements.
  • Breakthrough Collaborative: National program in which college students teach low-income middle school students.
  • Wediko: A therapeutic summer program for children with emotional and social challenges.
  • EXPLO: Summer enrichment programs for children ages 9-17; undergrads hired as teaching assistants, dorm counselors, or teachers.
  • Center for Talented Youth: At CTY you will work with an exceptional group of students, make contacts and friendships with dynamic colleagues, and gain valuable experience in a rigorous academic community.
  • Center for Talent Development: Experience the rewards of working within a vibrant learning community while inspiring open and eager young minds.
  • Northfield Mount Hermon School Teaching Intern Program: The intern assists a master teacher in the classroom as an introduction to the teaching profession.
  • Riverbend Environmental Education Center: During the spring and summer, Riverbend needs education students and recent graduates to help with program development and deployment.
  • Summer English Camp in Italy: Volunteer as a Summer Camp Counselor for 4 to 5 weeks, helping Italian youth with their conversational English. No Italian skills required.
  • Teaching Experiences for Undergraduates (TEU): Offers STEM majors an immersive summer experience in secondary mathematics or science education.
  • Camp Akeela: A traditional summer camp with locations in Vermont and Wisconsin for kids who have been diagnosed with high functioning autism, Asperger's Syndrome, or a non-verbal learning disorder.
  • The Institute of Reading Development: Hires people with a passion for reading to teach summer programs. All applicants must have an undergraduate degree or higher in their field (any academic discipline) before the start of the teaching season.
  • The Freedom School Literacy Academy: An 8-week opportunity in Philadelphia for Black college students who, after intensive training and with the help of Black high school student aides, will teach/lead a morning summer program for 1st to 3rd graders.  Afternoons include coaching, planning time, and professional development for both the high school and college students.  Expect to learn more about culturally-affirming curriculum, early literacy approaches, lesson planning, team teaching, team building, and positive conflict resolution.