Field Studies

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Field Studies offers you two-week employment opportunities to work with gifted students in a variety of settings, from university campuses to selected international sites. Field Studies courses serve students in grades nine through twelve with class sizes of approximately twenty-four that meet seven days a week for field work and instruction. Each field study is staffed by one Group Leader, one Instructor, and two Instructional Counselors.

Due to the intensive nature of each experience, all Field Studies staff members must work as a team on both the academic and residential aspects of the program. A few sites have multiple field studies in one location, and these may have a small administrative staff, including a site manager. Positions could entail working one course at a single site or two courses at different sites.

You should possess a genuine interest in the academic, social, and emotional growth of adolescents and exhibit maturity, a positive attitude, and a willingness to serve as a role model.



Academic Coordinator

Group Leader

Office Assistant

On-Site Director

Operations Coordinator

Residence Life Coordinator


Academic Coordinator

Academic Program Assistant

Instructional Counselor



Group Leader

Instructional Counselor

Residence Life Coordinator

Residential Program Assistant

Locations and Dates

US Sites
Administrative  Staff Dates
Instructional and Residential Staff Dates

Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu, NM

June 14–July 2

Duke University, Durham, NC

June 7–July 23

June 12–July 1 (Term 1); July 4–July 22 (Term 2)

New College, Sarasota, FL

July 5–July 29

July 10–July 29

PARI Observatory, Rosman, NC

June 7–June 25 (Term 1); June 28–July 16 (Term 2); July 19–August 6 (Term 3)

Note: Dates are subject to change.

International Sites
Staff Dates

Las Cruces, Costa Rica

June 16–July 2

La Selva, Costa Rica

July 7–July 23

Note: Dates are subject to change.