Imagine a program where the traditional concept of learning is turned on its head, where experiments take the place of lectures, and where failure is just another word for trying. EXPLO is a place where you’ll spend your days surrounded by people who will inspire and challenge your worldview. Our programs will most definitely expand your notion of what learning is — and how much fun it is supposed to be.
We know you’ll transform the lives of our students. We hope the experience will transform yours, too.
"I arrived at EXPLO excited to meet new people and develop professional skills; I left convinced that the key to solving complex issues faced by our society is through inspiring kids and young adults to explore their world, be active, respect each other, and problem-solve in a collaborative and engaging way."
Kelsey P., Neurobiology/Pre-Med at Macalester College, EXPLO Faculty Alum
"I love it when I meet somebody who I didn’t realize went to EXPLO and I often think, without even knowing much about them, ‘there’s somebody that knows something about themselves and that’s somebody who’s an expert at what they know.' "
Avi S., Webmaster at University of Chicago, EXPLO Faculty Alum
"I think the best aspect of EXPLO is just being constantly inspired. Not only by my fellow staff but also by the kids. I feel like I'm being mentored, pushed, and pulled in so many different, fantastic ways by so many different people."
Ryan M., EXPLO Faculty Alum
What can you expect from a summer position working at EXPLO? More than you might think. It’s truly a life-changing experience. Here are some things you can anticipate:
For all our staff we provide a fantastic environment for professional growth. Unlike some summer jobs and internships that aren’t much more than photocopying and paper-pushing, at EXPLO, you’ll have real responsibility and get real work experience. Our administration will meet with you regularly during the summer to give you feedback, help you assess your performance, set goals, and improve your organizational and interpersonal skills.
With salaries ranging from $3,800 to more than $5,000 for seven weeks of service, our summer positions are generously compensated. Additionally, all meals and living arrangements are paid for.
Working at EXPLO is a blast. You’ll get to be creative, zany, funny, caring, intelligent, organized — every day, all summer long. It’s not an easy job, but it’s also probably the hardest job you’ll ever love.
The EXPLO faculty is a dynamic, intelligent, creative set: a group that will inspire you to do more and better work than you ever thought imaginable. Your hundred or so colleagues will also become some of your closest friends — not only for the seven weeks of the program, but afterward as well.
At EXPLO, each day is jam-packed with activity – both for the students and the staff. Three parts make up most weekdays at each of our three EXPLO programs: academics, activities, and main events.
To give you a sense of what working at EXPLO looks like, we’ve compiled a mock schedule for each of our EXPLO 360 programs at Yale, Wellesley, and Wheaton. These mock schedules are full, hectic, and bustling — similar to what you can expect your days to look like as an EXPLO faculty member.
Weekend schedules at EXPLO are a little bit different. On the weekends, our faculty chaperone students on day-long trips to museums, beaches, amusement parks, and theater performances across New England and New York.
When trips return in the late afternoon, our faculty lead evening activities and help coordinate special weekend main events.