For Educators

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If you are an educator interested in referring students to CRISIS, you are welcome to contact us for more information on how you can become a Duke TIP 4th–6th Grade Talent Search school partner. In referring students to our program, please remember that we welcome students from all economic backgrounds and offer millions of dollars in financial aid each year to ensure economic diversity in our summer communities. 

Each summer, we hire dozens of experienced gifted educators and school support staff to serve as staff for the CRISIS program. If you are interested in working for Duke TIP, please visit our employment section for more information on available instructional, residential, and administrative staff positions for next summer, as well as job requirements, salaries, and locations.

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CRISIS is a residential summer program for fifth and sixth graders enrolled in TIP’s 4th–6th Grade Talent Search. The program lasts one week and takes place at five college campuses. Students assume the role of a professional on a specific occupation-based research team, collaborate with their peers, and participate in activities that build their academic, leadership, and teamwork skills.