Teaching Internship

Key information

Find information on the application procedure via the CARAT Database for Grants and Fellowships.

About the internship


The CHS seeks up to 4 Harvard College students to serve as Teaching Fellows (TFs) for the CHS High School Summer Program (HSSP) in Greece. TFs will support the HSSP faculty members and participate in planning, coordinating, and teaching a two-week seminar. The first phase of the internship will be the TFs' preparation preparation during the spring semester, and the second phase will be the program itself.

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CHS will offer a stipend to the Teaching Fellows for their participation, and contributions to the program as well as their program-related expenses.

Teaching Fellows Responsibilities

Phase one: Preparation (March–June, 2023)

The first phase of the internship focuses on the preparation of the seminar, during the spring and early summer of 2023. Several meetings will be arranged over Zoom and the TFs will work together to prepare the course syllabus under the guidance of the Program Director and the faculty members. The TFs will compile the texts that the students will study, build the syllabus and seminar plans, and prepare the participant high school students' daily activities. The TFs  may also need to participate in the selection of the high school students.

Phase two: High School Program (June 29–July 14, 2023)

The second phase will be the program itself, which will take place in Nafplio, Greece from June 29th to July 14th, every day from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm EEST. The TFs will collaborate closely with each other and with the Harvard faculty members throughout the program. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Teaching the high school students and guiding their reading activities and study hours
  • Planning group activities, simulation games, and discussions
  • Evaluating assignments
  • Building and/or expanding the students' research skills and how to use Harvard's library e-resources
  • Helping the students design research projects and prepare final presentations
  • Reviewing the days' activities as a team, along with the program's faculty members and
  • Organizing the program's closing event.

About the High School Summer Program Seminar

The seminar, entitled "Introduction to the Study of Humanity," introduces high school students to the foundations of the social sciences and covers topics such as the different types of human societies, the factors that lead to social change, the relationship between morality and politics, and the role of nationalism, ethnicity, and religion in today’s world. The seminar relies heavily on student participation, class discussion, writing assignments, presentations, simulation games, and independent research.

For more information about the High School Summer Program, visit its webpage.

Application procedure

Prospective candidates for the teaching internship positions must submit their application form online via CARAT.

Required Documentation:

  • Cover letter explaining the rationale for applying
  • A PDF copy of their current résumé (one page)
  • A PDF copy of their most recent transcript
  • Include contact information for one reference in the application

Each student's reference may be a professor, employer, or advisor. This person should be able to comment specifically on the student’s academic records, his/her capacity to carry out the responsibilities listed above, and his/her ability to work effectively and cooperatively with fellow students, faculty members, as well as the Center's team in Greece.

Students are recommended to inform their references that the latter will receive an e-mail from CARAT with a link to upload their reference letter.

CHS contacts finalists in March.

See this website for résumé guidelines and examples.


Applicants must be current sophomores, juniors or seniors at Harvard University. Concentrators from any department are eligible. Applicants must have taken at least one course in political theory or political philosophy. A minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA is required.

Knowledge of modern Greek is not required-the High School Summer Program is held in English.

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