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University Hospitals Health Scholars Program: Summer Mentor Position

The primary role of the summer mentor position is to build on CEDI’s existing framework for its pathway program, U.H. Health Scholars. This includes engaging schools, teachers, families, and community assets to support cohorts of 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th graders on their path to successful careers in the health professions. The students will be supported in three areas: social/emotional development, executive functioning skills development, and exposure/academics. The mentor is responsible for modeling behavior and ensuring that all scholars participate fully in all activities. The Health Scholars Mentor is akin to a summer camp counselor. Health Scholars will meet from Mid-June to Mid-July, from 8 am to 3 pm. Mentors are expected to be with the students for the whole day of the entire duration of the program (June 19 - July 15 from 8:00 am - 3:00 pm)!

Specific Duties Include

  • Collaborate with multiple partners to ensure the success of Health Scholars in all three aforementioned areas
  • Manage Health Scholars’ participation in various activities, including:
  • Clinical shadowing/ Lectures
  • Yoga/ Writing/ Art
  • Small/large group work
  • Volunteering
  • Help to design, coordinate and implement/facilitate activities and curriculum.
  • Create leadership opportunities for scholars to develop life/career skills - from project planning to implementation to evaluation.
  • Participate in the outreach, marketing, and communications of the program that will support scholars
  • Attend all mandatory trainings and events.
  • Act as a role model for scholars and an advocate for youth in general.

Position Requirements

  • Be at least 18 years old, have a high school diploma or G.E.D.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident.
  • Submit to a full background check
  • Proof of COVID vaccinations

Preferred Qualifications

  • Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in a science or health-related field and professional interest in health professions
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Independent, self-motivated work style
  • Engaging
  • Creative
  • Empathetic and compassionate
  • Excellent follow-through and strong organizational skills
  • Basic computer skills
  • Outgoing, friendly, and able to multitask
  • Experience working with middle and high school-age youth, especially minoritized youth, and a passion for helping them succeed
  • Volunteer experience

Potential Benefits

  • Summer stipend
  • Shadowing & Clinical Rotation Experience
  • Professional networking opportunities
  • A wealth of professional experience, including training and leading teams of youth
  • Researching, designing, and leading multi-dimensional service-learning projects
  • Learning project-specific skills and mentoring children
  • Working alongside a variety of people from various walks of life, all of whom can be future contacts along your career path

Learn more about our program HERE & explore the work of the CEDI office HERE!

Please direct any questions, comments, or concerns to our Program Coordinators, Ms. Saja Abid ( & Ms. Brittany Stone (!