Overview: The Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy received a generous gift from an established donor to create summer programming that introduced resident New Brunswick students to the field of urban planning. Through this gift, Edward J. Bloustein School i provided an innovative STEAM summer enrichment program for New Brunswick 5th and 6th grade students in 2022 to learn the planning process within their local community. We have the funding for our 2023 program in place and invite you to apply.

Position Description: The Bloustein School is requesting applications from graduate students to work on the Re-imagine New Brunswick Summer 2023 Middle School Student Program. The position is from July 15th – August 10th and includes 10 to 20 hours of program planning and curriculum development, teaching 5th-6th grade students about urban planning during the last week of July, and post-program evaluation.

The summer student program will take place from July 24th to 28th from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM each day. Applicants can apply to work for five days during that week and for 10 to 20 hours before and after the program. Teaching will be in person and planning will be virtual.

We plan to partner with local community and artist organization/s to provide an innovative design-focused program. Middle school students will engage in what it means to plan an artful and just city. The students will create an original art installation project that engages their understanding of the fields of city planning, art, engineering, environmental science, and social justice.

Duties of the position

  1. Engage in directed education with 40 middle school students to provide information and assistance for this learning experience.
  2. Assist with programming and teaching throughout the five-day event, including in class, welcoming students, lunches, and student departures.
  3. Students can apply to work for one or more days to gain this valuable experience.
  4. Assist in creating curriculum/agenda and presentation/handout materials.
  5. Collaborate with local community and artist organizations to develop project and integrate them into classes.


  • Program week location/s will be within five blocks from the New Brunswick Station. Workspace is within three blocks of George Street in downtown New Brunswick, and The Bloustein School, 33 Livingston Ave.
  • Training and pre-and post-program planning is expected to be virtual.

Preferred Qualifications and Skills:

  • Some teaching, training, or mentoring experience, preferably with children/adolescents
  • Culturally aware and comfortable working with diverse populations
  • Effective communication and relationship building skills
  • Program development and computer skills

Required information available through Rutgers on-line

  1. Rutgers working with minors training and background check – 20 to 30-minute online training.

Compensation is $17 to $20.00 per hour worked.

To Apply

Please submit cover letter and resume on email by June 15. Add SSP 2023 applications in the subject line to Andrea Garrido, andrea.garrido@rutgers.edu

Please include the program days that you are available for in-person participation during program week July 24 -28.

For additional information please contact Barbara Faga, bfaga@ejb.rutgers.edu or Juan Ayala jayala@ejb.rutgers.edu

To apply for this job email your details to andrea.garrido@rutgers.edu