Summer Youth

Summer Youth Program

2017 Summer Youth Instructor & Intern Positions

Are you passionate about teaching and interested in technology? Gain experience working with innovative, hands-on learning models and help us to promote the intersection of creativity and technology in the classroom.  SMU Continuing and Professional Education (CAPE) will offer multiple positions for INSTRUCTORS and INTERNS at its Summer Youth Program at SMU-in-Plano during the summer months.  Join us to inspire students and be part of a dynamic team this summer!


  • ALL instructors and interns must authorize SMU to obtain consumer reports (credit and/or background checks).
  • ALL instructors and interns must be willing to promote the mission of SMU CAPE/Summer Youth Program and to enforce program and campus policies.
  • Job requirements, application procedures, and deadlines differ for instructors and interns. Please read the position descriptions and application instructions carefully.
  • We do not have the available resources or staff to conduct informational interviews. An applicant whose submission passes the preliminary screening may be invited for a personal or phone interview.


We are seeking enthusiastic, motivated, and talented individuals to facilitate workshops for students in elementary and middle school using a variety of techniques to facilitate activities and projects. 

Instructors will teach exciting workshops such as video game creation, movie making, animation, robotics, and will be responsible for the well-being and positive educational experiences of the students. These positions are perfect for classroom teachers, graduate students, and program experts who work in the fields of filmmaking, programming, or gaming.  

Instructor honorarium commensurate with experience.

Instructor Application Process:


Interns will work closely with program staff and classroom instructors to facilitate workshops for students in Kindergarten through middle school.  Through this internship, participants will gain hands-on teaching experience and will build instructional skills using a variety of techniques to facilitate activities and projects. The Summer Youth Program Internship is ideal for those wishing to gain experience with art and/or technology education, classroom teaching, or curriculum development. 

Internships are open to undergraduate or graduate students currently enrolled in an accredited college or university.  Priority consideration will be given to students with previous experience working with children.  Interns must be 18 years old on or before June 1.

Intern candidates may apply for full-day (approximately 35 hours per week) or half-day (approximately 25 hours per week) positions.

This position will be paid an honorarium of $12 per hour.

Intern Application Process: