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The Office of Pre-College Programs is looking for current University of Rochester students and members of the Rochester community to work with our programs participants. This rewarding experience offers multiple opportunities to develop skills in leadership, communication, and teaching.

The program participants are under the age of 18, so we assume significant responsibility for their behavior and well-being. Over the course of the programs, we will see between 400 and 500 participants on campus.

Are you looking for leadership opportunities and interested in serving as an advisor and mentor for students? The Summer Leadership Program is a challenging and rewarding experience with opportunities to develop skills such as leadership, communication, mentorship, and crisis management. Apply to be a leader for the Pre-College Programs this summer. Program assistant and health assistant positions are available.

For more information, visit the Summer Leadership Program page or email

We are looking for enthusiastic educators who are interested in working with high school students over the summer! University of Rochester faculty, graduate students, and alumni may propose courses for our non-credit Rochester Scholars programs or our full-day programs. For an idea of course descriptions, please visit our programs page. This is a compensated position.

Class sizes are kept small (typically no more than 20 students) to ensure that each student and the instructor get the most personalized experience as possible.

The half- and full-day courses are more of a hands-on type of learning atmosphere where students can get a feel for various subject areas they are interested in. Course material should be challenging and interactive to give a college-like feel, but instructors should not provide students with large amounts of homework and projects. These specific courses do not give grades. Pre-College Programs will provide instructors with any supplies they may need for each student in the class.

If you are interested in submitting a course proposal or would like additional information, please email

I enjoyed the mixed independent learning as a part of a research project along with classroom lectures and labs. I think the students really enjoyed the different learning styles.

–Pre-College Instructor

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