PBHA’s Summer Urban Program is a set of 10 student-run summer camps and 2 summer programs for young people in Boston and Cambridge. Each summer, approximately 150 college students work in these communities. Serving over 800 youth, the summer camps and are structured into mornings of curricular, classroom-based enrichment and afternoons of field trips in and around Boston. In addition, we have two programs, Junior Leaders in Communities and Leaders! that work with our summer camps to support teens (ranging from rising high schoolers to high school seniors) serving their camps through workshops and mentorship. Senior counselor positions are available for our 10 summer camps. If you are interested in our two teen programs, working as a mentor and facilitating workshops at our camps, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. At SUP, we require senior counselors to commit full time from June 11th through August 12th, 2021 (dates are tentative).
Each camp is located in various sites throughout the Boston and Cambridge, often in the communities we work with. Counselors use the city as a classroom without walls. In addition, young people are also taken on field trips throughout the city, often planned by Directors. An essential element of the summer program is community partnership; former campers are often hired as Junior or Senior Counselors and Directors, and parents and community leaders play an important role in working with the program.
About the Application Process:
The first priority deadline is February 4th, 2020.
Senior counselor hiring takes place on a camp-by-camp basis. You are asked to choose 1 to 3 camps that you prefer to be placed at first. We will also ask if you are willing to be placed in a camp that you did not check off. Individual programs will read your application and reach out to you if you are selected for the interview round. You may be contacted by multiple camps. SUP will accept applications on a rolling basis and continue interviewing until all positions have been filled, and spots may become available late in the process. However, we recommend that you apply early, as over 250 people generally apply for under 90 senior counselor positions.
You will be able to save the application at any point and resume later. In order to complete the application in full, be sure to have the following ready:
We look forward to getting to know you throughout the application and interview process! Be sure to put your best foot forward, and don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Feel free to contact the Summer Urban Program Officer at email@example.com with any questions or concerns that you have about the application and interview process. Please reach out the current Directors of each camp if you have specific questions about their programs.
Your contact information
College identification number (HUID for Harvard Students)
Drivers license and CPR/First Aid certifications (if applicable; not required)
A well-formatted, one-page resume
Contact information (phone number and email required) for 3 different references (including at least 1 former employer) who can speak to your capabilities, talents, and character. These references will be contacted during the hiring process.