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Lehigh University Summer Engineering Institute

SEI Mentor

Position Dates: June 25, 2018 – July 28, 2018
Application: Click Here

Overview: As Lehigh prepares to host the Lehigh University Summer Engineering Institute (SEI), a key to the program’s success is the Student Mentor Staff. Student Mentors must live in the residence hall during orientation and with the high school students for four weeks, and participate in the program with them. This leadership opportunity is certain to be challenging yet exciting as Lehigh prepares to welcome some of the brightest high school students to our campus for a unique summer experience.

Paid Benefits

July 1-July 28 Full meal plan (ends with breakfast on July 28, 2018)
June 27 – July 28 Housing: includes single room (Check-out of residence hall on 7/28/2018 by 12pm)

Your total compensation for your very valuable contributions to Lehigh University and the Summer Engineering Institute will be a $3,200 monthly compensation, plus room and meals during the program. You will be paid on a semi-monthly basis, and have an average of 2 days off per week.

The $3,200 compensation also includes reimbursement for your cell phone usage, FBI fingerprinting, Child Abuse Clearance and Criminal Record check (required in the state of Pennsylvania to work with minors) expenses. If you bring a car to campus, you are responsible for buying your own summer parking pass as you are not required to have a car for the program.


Student mentors must have a solid academic record at any accredited university. Because of the intense nature of the schedule, student mentors will not be able to take classes or work elsewhere during the time of the program.

SEI Mentor Responsibilities:

  • Attend meals, classes, seminars, trips and tours with the SEI students on a rotating basis with other mentors (schedule will be available during mentor training).
  • Serve as a role model and mentor at all times adhering to all Lehigh University and SEI policies as written in the SEI staff handbook.
  • Live in the residence hall with the high school students at all times and be available "on call", according to a rotating schedule with other staff. You are not “off-duty” unless you are scheduled with a day off.
  • Advise a mentor group and assist the group with different team projects. Projects have real deliverables that involve research.
  • Work as a team with other SEI Mentors, sharing duties throughout the program.
  • Mentors are expected to research the Grand Challenge topic for their project group to help guide intellectual discussions. Beginning in May, this prerequisite research will require 10 – 20 hours of work prior to the start of the program. Updates to the curriculum team on this research will be submitted via email.
  • Support the SEI students as they adjust to the summer residential experience.
  • Develop different social activities that support the goals of the program. This is done prior to the program (late spring/early summer) – Approximately 5 – 10 hours.
  • Handle different administrative and program tasks, including driving, errands, transporting students, yearbook, video, closing ceremony under the direction of the Residence Life Coordinator and the Director.
  • Participate in orientation for SEI Mentor staff.
  • All other duties as assigned per the direction of the Dean of the College of Engineering
  • Enjoy the experience!