Employment opportunities with TRIO Upward Bound

Student and part-time positions

Are you interested in teaching, tutoring, or mentoring youth? Apply for a job working with TRIO Upward Bound students! We are looking for staff that are dedicated to helping high school students succeed academically and prepare them for a successful transition to college. Individuals with experience working with youth from diverse backgrounds and a passion for education are strongly encouraged to apply.

There are several different job and volunteer opportunities with Upward Bound during the academic year and in the summer. These include:

  • instructors
  • teaching assistants
  • tutors
  • office assistants
  • internships

Hiring cycle

TRIO Upward Bound typically hires during two key periods of each year:

  • Academic year: Upward Bound hires in August/September for the fall semester and December/January for the spring semester.
    •  Applicants must be currently enrolled UMN students with work-study
  • Summer: Upward Bound hires in March/April.
    • Summer positions are open to students and non-students. Positions include  residential assistants who live in a UMN dorm with UB students during the five week residential program.

How to apply

To apply for a paid position, links to the University's online employment application are posted here when there are open positions.

To apply for an internship or volunteer position, download the application. Submit your application to ubtrio@umn.edu.


Please contact TRIO UB director Tricia Wilkinson, wilk0151@umn.edu.