Student Leaders

The Center for Educational Outreach hires a staff of dynamic and committed Student Leaders to assist in delivering educational outreach programs to elementary, middle, and high school students in Michigan. Student Leaders gain valuable experience and skills by interacting with and mentoring youth, schools, and community members as well as facilitating classroom activities. Through participating in various leadership positions available at the CEO, students will have the opportunity to build a network of support with other U-M students, faculty, and staff. Students serve as positive role models to K-12 youth in communities across the state of Michigan and become ambassadors of higher education, making a lasting impression on youth while encouraging them to pursue a college degree. 

What Do CEO Student Leaders Do?

  • Assisting CEO staff with planning, leading, and implementing program activities, workshops and events
  • Attend scheduled meetings and trainings
  • Facilitate pre-college classroom activities
  • Serving as a positive role model for youth
  • Advise youth about postsecondary education options
  • Share personal experiences and journey to college to inspire college aspiration
  • Ensure the general safety and development, growth, and skill achievement of the youth participants
  • Participate enthusiastically in all program activities and events


  • Must be an undergraduate student enrolled at the University of Michigan
  • Experience with youth outreach programs preferred but not required
  • Knowledge and interest in issues relating to higher education access and success for underrepresented students
  • Ability to set priorities; handle multiple assignments and deadlines
  • Ability to operate in a flexible and professional manner
  • Excellent written, verbal, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, specifically with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint


  • $11.00 per hour for trainings, site-visits, travel time, and staff meetings
  • Transportation to and from site visits is provided for most programs
  • Paid professional development and leadership training are provided regularly throughout the year


  • Build a network of support among other U-M students, faculty and staff
  • Serve as a positive role model to K-12 youth in communities across the state
  • Become ambassadors of higher education
  • Make lasting impressions on today’s youth as they explore college options

Time Commitment

  • Hourly time commitment based on student leader academic calendar and timing of programs
  • Average of 5 to 8 hours per week
  • Max 15 hours a week
  • Student leaders are hired for the entire academic year

CEO Programs

Student leaders have the opportunity to work with one or more of CEO’s programs. As needs and schedules allow, CEO tries to match student leaders with the program(s) of their choice. Learn more about CEO’s programs below.

How to Apply

Applications are accepted August-March. Your application must include your resume and your academic schedule with weekly availability. 

For more information about Project Inspire Grants, please contact:

Sheri Samaha
Outreach Program Manager