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WVU's STEM Ambassador Program

WVU's STEM Ambassador Program

WVU Stem Ambassadors act as science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) instructors and camp/cabin counselors during 4-H summer camps and events across the state of West Virginia. Given training and materials, ambassadors travel throughout the state during the summer and deliver pre-arranged STEM curriculum in a variety of settings. Events include county 4-H day or overnight camps, summer youth program sites, state 4-H camps located at Jackson’s Mill in Jane Lew, WV, the West Virginia State Fair located in Lewisburg, WV, and camps on the WVU campuses in Morgantown and Beckley. 

This is a great opportunity for students to earn some extra money this summer, improve their teaching and leadership skills, and camp in beautiful locations across West Virginia all while spreading their enthusiasm for science. The program will be the eighth year of the program and the more than ninety previous STEM Ambassadors who served in summers 2012-2018 have reported that the program was a life-changing experience. More importantly, because many of the more than 60,000 children served often have little access to hands-on science, the STEM Ambassadors can change lives by inspiring future scientists and engineers.

Program Details: This program is run through WVU Extension Services with funding from several WVU Colleges and a grant through EQT.  Undergraduate and graduate STEM majors from these colleges may apply for the positions. Ambassadors are paid a $3,000-$4,000 stipend for the full project (total days vary depending on schedule and need) to teach hands-on science activities to youth across the state.  Room and board are provided at the various camps and travel is reimbursed.  Ambassadors are guaranteed at least 25 days of work on the project during the May 19 through August 17, 2019 time frame or a portion thereof (greater total days are possible depending on scheduling and need). Priority is given to applications received by March 11, 2019, but will be taken until all positions are filled.

More details and a direct link to the online application and position announcement are available here:

Questions about the STEM Ambassador Positions?
For information about the content of the program or the work to be performed: Jen Robertson-Honecker, at (304) 293-8130, or via email at

For information about the hiring process: Kim Suder at 304/293-8613 or via email at

For information about submitting your application materials: Joyce Clark at 304/293-2695 or via email at