Saint Ignatius Loyola Academy
Summer Leadership Institute Application

The SILA Summer Leadership Institute is an internship opportunity for college-aged graduates to reconnect with the Academy and to explore their own interests in the educational field.  In addition to testing out their skills in both the camp setting and the classroom, this program will offer graduates the opportunity to develop their own leadership skills through participation in professional workshops and seminars.  Graduates will be mentored by the Graduate Support Directors and other Academy faculty throughout the duration of the program.  

GRADUATE CAMP ADVISORS:  At the Claggett Center in June (June 2nd – 15th), graduates will work as camp counselors in charge of their own advisories.  Graduate Camp Advisors will provide direct supervision for rising Academy seventh and eighth graders and perform all duties assigned to them by the Academy’s Camp Director and Graduate Support Directors.  Such duties include, but are not limited to, assisting with meals, facilitating a student group during Academics, organizing and running Electives and Free Choice activities, coordinating advisory tasks for Civil Rights Night and Skit Night, assisting with the overnight hike and campout, and encouraging teamwork during all-camp events such as Evening Games, Chapel, Camp Olympics and The Amazing Race.

GRADUATE TEACHING ASSISTANTS:  In the July summer school program at the Academy (July 1st – July 26th), graduates will work as teaching assistants.  Graduate Teaching Assistants will provide classroom assistance to full-time Academy faculty who teach the 8th grade summer classes.  Graduate Teaching Assistants will also be in charge of facilitating their own 8th grade small reading group, which will include developing their own lesson plans and classroom management strategies.  Finally, Graduate Teaching Assistants will provide breakfast/lunch/recess supervision, as well as design and implement their own after-school activities for the middle schoolers.


Basic job requirements include but are not limited to:

  • applicants must be 18 years old and have graduated from high school by June 2, 2019;

  • applicants may not be otherwise committed during the entire weeks of June 2nd – 15th and between the hours of 8:15 am-3:30 pm on weekdays during July 1st – July 26th

  • applicants must participate in a mandatory training and orientation on both May 23rd and June 2nd at the Academy.

  • applicants must be CPR/First Aid certified prior to June 2nd (NOTE: The Academy will hold a pay training/certification class prior to camp, or they will pay for your training/certification)

  • applicants must complete the online STAND training through the Archdiocese of Baltimore prior to June 2nd.

Graduates can also expect to be compensated accordingly:

  • $1,500 for Graduate Advisors for the Claggett Center Camp

  • $1,500 for Graduate Teaching Assistants in the July Term program.

*PLEASE NOTE:  While we encourage applicants to participate in both aspects of the Graduate Summer Leadership Institute, applicants will be considered if they can only commit to the Claggett Center Camp or to the July Term program.

 ***The application deadline is February 1st. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Marlon White or Maria Lawson. Interviews (via Skype, FaceTime or in-person) will be conducted February 6 - 14.  Candidates will be notified of decisions by February 25th.

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