YSP Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion's Young Scholars Program offers opportunities for students, faculty, staff and community members to help Young Scholars reach their full potential and achieve their academic and career goals through personal, professional, and leadership development.

Pre-College Summer Positions

The Young Scholars Program Junior Summer Institute and Summer Academy provides academic enrichment and comprehensive support services for pre-college students participating in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion Young Scholars Program. Junior Summer Institute and Summer Academy are designed to assist pre-college Young Scholars with reaching their full potential and achieving their academic goals through personal, academic, and leadership development.

Academic Year Program

Academic Success Partners (ASPs) will aid Young Scholars in their transitions from high school to college. They will assist participants in their adjustment to The Ohio State University's competitive culture and environment. Finally, ASPs will serve as mentors, especially during the scholars first and second year at Ohio State. Contact between ASPs and Scholars range from electronic mail messages, phone calls, one-on-one meetings, and attendance at group activities and workshops.

ACT Instructors are responsible for supporting pre-college scholars in preparation for the April or June 2020 ACT exam. ACT Instructors must be able to assess student academic strengths and areas for development, create curriculum, and facilitate workshops inclusive of students identified needs. ACT Instructors must have a positive attitude, genuine interest in inspiring high school students for success, respect for and interest in working with people from diverse backgrounds, professionalism, and a desire to promote higher education.

Junior Summer Institute

Junior Summer Institute (JSI) consists of more than 100 talented rising high school juniors pre-college scholars from the participating Young Scholars cities. During JSI students will practice scholarship through the lens of researching/addressing social justice issues, expand sense of empowerment in role as a positive change agent for an individual and greater community and gain awareness of campus resources. Our JSI instructors will design and instruct a class of scholars interested in one of our identified social justice issues. A sampling of social justice issues we will be exploring are:

  • Civil Rights & Policing
  • Education
  • Health Disparities
  • Homelessness/Hunger
  • Human Trafficking
  • Immigration
  • Issues Related to the LGBTQ Community