Employment Opportunities

CPET is currently seeking highly-motivated applicants for a variety of student assistant positions to work alongside CPET staff. Individuals will be providing additional support for the implementation of various student and teacher summer programs. Please see the below listings of available student office assistant, program counselor, and residential program counselor positions.

See details at the bottom of the page for applying to any position. Please indicate if you are interested in multiple positions.

Summer Student Employment

Student Office Assistant

Part- and full-time positions available.  Variable hours during the work week, including some evenings during program weeks.  Preference is given to applicants who can begin immediately and continue throughout the entire summer. (Hours can be flexible for students enrolled in Summer C courses.)

  • This is a time-limited position starting as soon as possible with the potential for continuation into the fall.
  • Pay rate starting at $9.00/hour
  • Responsibilities:  Assist with the preparation and administration of summer science professional development programs for teachers and student science enrichment programs. The Student Office Assistant will support CPET staff in planning and scheduling program events, assembling course materials for participants, and may assist on-site with program activities. The Student Office Assistant will help develop, test, and implement science activities for teachers and students.
  • Preferred qualifications: Advanced course work in science or related field (Jr/Sr level) and/or course work in Education, particularly Science Education, as well as undergraduate level science courses. Experience with students and/or teachers desired.  Willingness to drive a 15-passenger van.

3-Week Summer Employment

Program Counselor

Multiple positions available (two male, two female). Hiring three teams: 1) one male/female team of counselors for the 2-week Explorations in Biomedical Research (one program session, 11-12th grade students), 2) one male/female team of counselors for the 2-week Research in Environmental Toxicology – must be willing and able to spend time in different Florida ecosystems (one program session, 11-12th grade students), and 3) one male/female team for the one-week Science Quest (two program sessions, 10th grade students).

  • Full-Time; Days (approximately 8am – 5pm).
  • This is a time-limited position.
    • Explorations in Biomedical Research and Research in Environmental Toxicology: July 10 – 28
    • Science Quest: June 25 – July 14
  • Pay rate: $375/week, some meals provided
  • Responsibilities:  The Program Counselor will assist with the organization, coordination, and oversight of day program activities and will escort and mentor students during the program.
  • Preferred qualifications: Previous experience as a camp counselor preferred. Experience with students, particularly high school students desired. Advanced course work in science or related field (Jr/Sr level) and/or course work in Education, particularly Science Education, as well as undergraduate level science courses. Willingness to drive a 15-passenger van.

Residential Program Counselor

Multiple positions available (two male, two female). Hiring three teams: 1) one male/female team of counselors for the 2-week Explorations in Biomedical Research (one program session, 11-12th grade students), 2) one male/female team of counselors for the 2-week Research in Environmental Toxicology (one program session, 11-12th grade students), and 3) one male/female team for the one-week Science Quest (two program sessions, 10th grade students).

  • Full-Time; Evenings/Nights (approximately 4pm-9am).
  • This is a time-limited position.
    • Explorations in Biomedical Research and Research in Environmental Toxicology: July 16 – 28
    • Science Quest: June 25 – June 30 and July 9 – 14
  • Pay rate: $375/week, housing and some meals provided
  • Responsibilities:  The Residential Program Counselor will assist with the organization, coordination, and oversight of evening program activities and will reside in the Hume Residence Hall during the Explorations in Biomedical Research, Research in Environmental Toxicology, or the Science Quest programs. Evening events will include science enrichment activities, daytime wrap-up/brainstorming sessions with students, and social activities.
  • Preferred qualifications: Previous experience as a camp counselor. Experience with students, particularly high school students desired. Advanced course work in science or related field (Jr/Sr level) and/or course work in Education, particularly Science Education, as well as undergraduate level science courses. Willingness to drive a 15-passenger van.

To Apply:

Interested applicants should email CPET’s Assistant Director, Dr. Julie Bokor at julie@cpet.ufl.edu, indicating Summer Employment in the subject line and include the following in the email (a CV or resume and cover letter may be submitted in lieu of the email text):

  • the position(s) applying for;
  • full name, phone number, email address, postal address;
  • a brief description of job/volunteer experience;
  • year and major or graduate program;
  • relevant college courses taken and at what institution;
  • future personal and career goals; any additional information that pertains to the position.

Interested applicants are encouraged to look at the summer programs on our website.  Applications will be reviewed as they are received and qualified applicants invited to interview (notified via email).