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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.


The University of Michigan Wolverine Pathways was established to increase the high school graduation rate, college acceptance and retention rates of academically promising scholars. The Undergraduate intern (Program Assistant) team will provide exemplary service to the districts of Detroit, Ypsilanti, or Southfield by supporting WP teachers and scholars within their schools by presenting an expertise in their given subject area, English, math, social studies, or science. Responsibilities: Coordinate a variety of projects, functions and program components in a timely fashion. Maintain documentation of work and scholar progress; monitor the quality of the scholar achievement; monitor scholar behavior in the classroom; assist with classroom setup and cleanup; procure materials for site locations; setup and cleanup breakfast and lunch; work under limited supervision following standardized practices and methods of assigned mentor teacher and district facilitator; and lead, guide, and coordinate others. Perform other related duties as assigned to ensure the efficient and effective functioning of the program.

Student will receive valuable experience working on the undergraduate intern team.  Student will receive valuable experience related to supporting Wolverine Pathways teachers and scholars within their schools in their subject area of expertise.

Required Qualifications*

  • Some experience with group facilitation.
  • Must believe in the transformative power of education.
  • Willingness to learn has a keen interest in social equity and justice desire to be an advocate for the development of students.
  • Must be able to attend pre-session training day.
  • Specific ability-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: communicating with diverse groups; displaying tact and courtesy; maintaining confidentiality; setting priorities; being attentive to detail; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships; working as part of a team; and working with frequent interruptions.

Additional Information

Work Schedule: It is anticipated this position will work approximately 10.5 hours a day, 4 days a week, for a total of 42 hours a week hours per week.

The work locations for this position are located in Detroit, Ypsilanti, or Southfield.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.