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CRISIS is Duke TIP’s summer residential program for 4th-6th Grade Talent Search participants who have completed the fifth or sixth grade. CRISIS offers you a three- or four-week employment opportunity to work with younger academically gifted students. You will work with a new group of students each week and must commit to the program for the training period as well as all three or four weeks of student attendance.

As a CRISIS staff member, you will help students build leadership and teamwork skills as they collaborate to solve a hypothetical community crisis. Each week, students spend thirty hours on instructional and research activities and an additional fifteen hours on leadership, team-building, and recreational activities. An administrative team oversees student supervision and manages program operations. Highly qualified Instructor–Teaching Assistant teams lead research teams of approximately fourteen students each. Outside the classroom, a carefully selected staff of Residential Counselors supervises students during meals, free time, and planned social and recreational activities.

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.

Please review the details available to families on the CRISIS Program page for more information on curriculum, sample schedules, and policies.

Locations and Dates

Administrative Staff Dates
Instructional and Residential Staff Dates

Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA

June 14–July 13

June 18–July 13

Belmont University, Nashville, TN

Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, FL

Southwestern University, Georgetown, TX

Meredith College, Raleigh, NC

June 14–July 20

June 18–July 20

Note: Dates are subject to change.