The Center for Talent Development's Summer Program
CTD's Summer Program
Apply for the Summer Program's Leapfrog, Apogee, Spectrum or Equinox programs
Job Opportunities

Summer Positions

Welcome, and thank you for your interest in the Summer Program. Summer Program staff members have the opportunity to work with bright, motivated students, gain valuable experience in a vibrant learning community and feel great about how they spent the summer!

Center for Talent Development’s Summer Program offers courses in mathematics, science, technology and the humanities to academically talented students in PreK through grade 12. Students can choose to be residents or commuters, so we hire dozens of outstanding instructional, residential and administrative staff each year. If you are a competent and caring individual with an interest in gifted education and a commitment to helping students grow and excel intellectually and socially, you can apply to work with us starting in January 2014!

To gauge your interest in the Summer Program we encourage you to review comprehensive information about our programs: Leapfrog (PreK-3) | Spark (4) | Solstice (4-6) | Apogee (4-6) | Spectrum (7&8) | Equinox (9-12)

You can see lists of Leapfrog courses (age 4 through grade 3), including dates and locations on the following charts:  Half-Day and All-Day.

You can see a list of 4th - 12th grade courses (and see dates and locations) on this Grade 4 - 12 Course Chart.

2014 Positions and How to Apply are now online! Please click here, or follow the "Summer Staff Positions" link in our navigation menu!

If you are interested in working with the Summer Program in 2014, we would love to hear from you now!

QUESTIONS about employment with us? Please contact us directly at

Thanks again for your interest in the Summer Program. We look forward to hearing from you!

Northwestern University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. For more information on recruitment and hiring policies, visit the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access web site.