LEAH Mentor Application Summer 2019

Thank you for your interest in being a LEAH Mentor for Summer 2019! The LEAH Project is a paid summer internship experience designed to give Boston high school students exposure to STEM studies, introduction to computer coding, college and job readiness skills, and near-peer leadership opportunities.  

LEAH Mentors will be part of the BNY YouthLeaders program, funded by the Arthur F. Blanchard Trust.

Position Summary

Youth attend trainings before starting summer programming. Both trainings and summer programs are paid by stipend. Trainings will be in June afterschool and during the day the last week of June (June 24-27).  More training dates will be determined and told to applicants by the interview. 

During July 8th – August 16th, LEAH Mentors will work at a summer camp program teaching STEM lessons, acting as junior camp counselors, attending weekly meetings and receiving teach or environmental science exposure.  Youth will participate for 30 hours a week, Monday through Friday. Students will be paid via a stipend for their time in programming and can earn up to $2,600 for the summer.

What are the Time Commitments?

  • Must be available to interview on the following date:
    • Wednesday, May 1st, 4:00PM – 6:00PM
  • Must be available to attend an all LEAH Mentor trainings afterschool in June and during the day the last week in June (June 24 -27).
    • Exact times to be determined. It will be approximately 30 hours total.
  • Must be available for programming Monday, July 8th – Friday, August 16th. The commitment is every day, Monday – Friday.
    • Exact times will be determined according to site placements (most likely 9:30AM – 4PM). It will equal 30 hours a week.

Application Requirements

  • This application will take approximately thirty minutes to complete. It includes short answer questions (a minimum of 150 words each).
  • You can upload your resume (in .pdf or .doc format). This is optional
  • You are able to save your application progress and continue where you left off

To be eligible for the LEAH Project, students must:

  • Attend Boston Public high school
  • Interested in STEM studies, teaching, or peer leadership
  • Preference will be given to applicants who continue with the LEAH Project during the school year
  • Students of color and low-income students are strongly encouraged to apply

What are Additional Benefits?

LEAH Mentors are highly encouraged to continue during the school year with the LEAH Project. Interested students can earn up to $3,00 during the school year working 8 hours a week, teaching science to elementary school students at Boston-area after school programs like Boys and Girls Clubs and YMCAs. Students who continue in the school year will have access to college visits, STEM career exploration opportunities, and academic support.

Applications are due Friday, April 26th, 2019 at 8:00 PM Eastern Standard Time.

If you require assistance with this application, please email Candyce Baxter at cbaxter@hria.org.