News: UCLA Equity and Access Studies in Education Project - Resident Mentor Internship

April 25, 2018 - 2:45pm

Due - Wednesday, May 2nd 2018 by 11:59 pm

The UCLA Equity and Access Studies in Education Project (EASE Project - Prof. Robert Cooper, Director)
seeks outstanding undergraduate
students for participation in the My Journey to College 9th Grade Summer
Scholars Program (MyJTC). The program trains students to work as resident
mentors (RM) for rising 9th grade students during a four-day residential
program at UCLA. The goal of the program is to provide rising 9th graders
from historically underserved and marginalized communities with the
academic and social opportunities to position themselves for college
eligibility. RMs will work with summer scholars to develop a college-going
disposition, share personal anecdotes about the challenges and rewards of
attending college (specifically UCLA), facilitate discussion sessions, and
guide scholars throughout the four-day program. RMs will work alongside
chaperones in ensuring the safety, learning, and growth of approximately 20
summer scholars. Additionally, RMs will live in the residential halls with
the summer scholars and serve as a conduit for information between the
chaperones, summer scholars, and program supervisors.

Undergraduate students serving as RMs will gain exposure to the
needs and concerns of students from historically underserved and
marginalized backgrounds. To this end, the program seeks candidates with a
high degree of maturity, motivation, and commitment, as well as a genuine
desire to help the summer scholars succeed.

In addition to an extraordinary experience with underprivileged youth,
students will receive a $400 stipend, lodging in the UCLA residential halls
for the four days and three nights of the program, and meals during the
program and training days.

RM appointment begins on July 9, 2018 and ends on July 22, 2018. Training
takes place on July 9-17, 2018. It is imperative that RMs are available
during the entire duration of the internship experience to participate in
the training and program.

The MyJTC Program is looking for undergraduate students with excellent
interpersonal skills who take a genuine interest in mentoring youth,
particularly those from historically marginalized communities. Previous
experience working with youth or serving as a resident advisor preferred,
but not necessary.

Filing an application:

To submit an application, please follow this link:

Additional Questions:

Please contact Dr. Robert Cooper ( with any questions
or comments you might have. For additional information, please follow this
for a video that documents the MyJTC 2017 experience.


Dr. Robert Cooper