Welcome to the Science-U employment application page!
Full job descriptions and requirements for all of our available roles are below. Please note that in order to be Authorized Adults, all Science-U employees must be 18-years-old or older. Reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
For a full list of camps, please see our Science-U 2023 page!
Here's what past staff members wrote about Science-U!
"Making connections with people from a variety of disciplines was awesome! Connecting with campers on an individual level was a great experience for a future teacher."- (Science-U Curriculum Mentor)
"Science-U was a rewarding experience! I learned about exciting topics in science, alongside awesome kids and mentors. Not only did I have a fun summer, I also developed essential skills for my future."- (Science-U Curriculum Mentor)
"Science-U is an extremely inspirational experience for everyone involved!"- (Science-U Evening Mentor, Recent PSU Graduate)
"Working for Science-U is a very unique experience. It’s fun and very rewarding. I really enjoyed working at the office and getting to know everyone there. The staff is just amazing! They are respectful, helpful, and friendly."- (Science-U Program Assistant, PSU Rising Senior)
"I have worked as a director at Science-U for four years. It is the highlight of my summer to work with the program and staff to create a fun and engaging camp! The staff is extremely helpful and makes sure that everything runs smoothly before, during, and after camp week."- (Science-U Camp Director/ PSU Graduate Student)
Review the position descriptions below to decide which position(s) you would like to apply for. Before clicking the appropriate link to submit your application, make sure to prepare the following items:
- Cover letter explaining why you would be a good fit for Science-U
- Resume detailing previous related work experience
- The names and contact information of two references (These can be included in your resume or cover letter.)
The following are the positions that the Science-U team will be hiring for via Penn State Workday. Please see the descriptions of each role and application links in the sections below.
Pay is $12/hour with a returning bonus of $1/hr/year (up to $15.) Free parking on-campus and meals at the dining halls are included, about $20/day in value!
Available Science-U Positions
If you are interested in volunteering, or you are a faculty member or K-12 teacher interested in directing or instructing a camp, please reach out to Caitlin Teti (email@example.com).
Interviews will be taking place until positions are filled. Interviews will be held in Room 247 Ritenour Building, or via Zoom if preferred. Business professional attire is expected. Positions are filled as interviews are conducted. You are encouraged to apply early!
Initial offers will be extended in February and March, yet interviews will be ongoing until all positions are filled. You are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible to maximize your chance of receiving an interview and position offer.
Learn More about the Office of Science Outreach Here
Contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at (814) 865-0509
Office of Science Outreach, 201 Ritenour Building, University Park, PA 16802