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How To Apply


Step 1

Applications are currently closed. Please check back at a later date for additional information.

Submit an application below, which includes education and background information. You'll also need to provide your resume within the application.



Step 2

Once your application is reviewed, you may be asked to record a video interview. The interview will consist of responses to three questions and completion of a sample teaching lesson and reflection.

Eligibility Requirements

For 2019 Relay Summer Experience, applicants graduating after spring 2019 must have a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or higher. Applicants who are juniors during school year 2018-19 will receive preference in the application process. A small group of applicants who are sophomores during school year 2018-19 will also be considered.


Q: When does Relay Summer Experience start? How long is the program?

Relay Summer Experience is an intensive, six-week summer teaching fellowship program. The program begins in late May and runs through early July.

Q: Where will the program take place?

For 2019, Relay Summer Experience will take place in multiple cities. Information about specific site locations for 2019 will be provided to applicants at the video interview stage.

Q: Where do I live during the program?

Relay will make arrangements for Summer Residents to take advantage of affordable, nearby campus housing during the program. Residents may also have the option to secure local housing on their own.

Q: What experience do I need to apply?

Relay is looking for college juniors who have demonstrated leadership and initiative in their current or past activities. Prior experience working with students or children is an asset but is not required. Summer Resident applicants should be passionate about serving students in urban, high-need schools and communities, and should have a strong interest in exploring teaching as a career path.