Summer Employment 2018

ASSET Summer Programme is India's premier summer enrichment programme for gifted school students, who are invited based on their performance in ASSET Talent Search. We received an extremely positive response to the 3 week residential programme held in May 2017 with 135 gifted students from across the country participating in the programme.

This 5 minute film describes the May 2016 programme experience

ASSET Talent Search and ASSET Summer Programme are run by Educational Initiatives- a leading assessment and learning company in South Asia.

Next year, we will be conducting three ASSET Summer Programmes at various locations in India. We are expecting 300 student participation.

We are looking for interns for 4 weeks to be part of the programme staff- there are openings for both residential counselors and teaching assistants who are required to spend 4 weeks in residence at the summer programme venue. Interns will receive a stipend and stay and food for the duration of the programme will be provided. Job descriptions are provided below and further details can be provided on request

Residential Counselors

Minimum requirement: Applicant must have completed at least one year of college in any stream.

Resident Counselors (RCs) help create a community that encourages and supports intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and a joy for learning. Each RC supervises a group of 12-14 students of the same gender as theirs and ensures that the programme rules and expectations are followed by the students. RCs ensure the physical and emotional safety of students, and develop a fun, dynamic, and engaging program for the participants. RCs’ working hours are primarily the hours students are not in class, including weekends. Prior to beginning employment, applicants are required to have successfully completed a minimum of one year of college. Experience as a camp counselor, college resident assistant, or similar position is preferred. Applicants who demonstrate creativity in their activity planning are highly desired.

RCs organize activities for students on a daily basis for a diverse group of students. The activities range from sports like Basketball, Football, Cricket, Flag Football, Ultimate Frisbee; to creative activities like Improvs, photography, painting, dance, and much more. Each RC is expected to come up with several interesting activities every week which appeal to students. The RCs stay in the same hostel as the students and are responsible for supervising them at all times except when the students are in class (Class Timings: 9 AM to 4 PM & 8 PM to 9PM Mon – Fri. On Saturdays, students attend class for half a day only). RCs serve as a positive role model for the students and provide a conducive and comfortable environment for the students to live and thrive at the programme.

Teaching Assistants

Teaching Assistants (TAs) will be attached to a main instructor who teaches a specific course and are expected to understand the course content and interact with the instructor a few times prior to the start of the course. The primary responsibilities of TAs are- teaching students; assisting with the class paperwork; setting up experiments/activities; preparing for and cleaning up after laboratory sessions; teaching the class as requested by the instructor; supervising late afternoon/evening class sessions; helping with administrative tasks such as typing and photocopying; and generally helping to ensure that the class runs smoothly. TAs also assist with general site administrative tasks, particularly on the student arrival and departure days, but occasionally at other times during the session. Time to time the TAs have to spend extra time with the students in order to provide them differentiated learning.

The TAs also serve as a role model for the students and help supervise them in and outside the classrooms specially during lunch and breaks.

How to apply

Fill out the online application and specify the position you are applying for. If you are shortlisted for the next round, you will receive an email from us.