Thank you for your interest in becoming a counselor at Summer Ink!
All of our staff positions for 2022 have been filled but we encourage you to apply in 2023. Feel free to email with any questions.

What position am I qualified for?

Senior Counselors are classroom teachers or older college or graduate school students.  If you are not yet trained in The Writers’ Express Method™ (WEX), we will train you. If you are in college or graduate school, prior experience as a Summer Ink student or Junior Counselor or a major in teaching, English or a related field is required in order to be considered for a Senior Counselor position.


Junior Counselors are high school or college students.


Counselors in Training (CITS) are typically high school students and must be rising 9th graders in order to apply. You must be a Summer Ink alum in order to apply as a CIT.

Why become a Junior Counselor or CIT?

If you attended Summer Ink, you experienced first-hand the excitement of the program, and the way it transforms students into confident writers. You might even remember how much you looked up to your counselors, especially the JCs. As a Junior Counselor, you can become a role model to younger students, helping them improve their writing, connect socially, learn new skills, and have fun. As a CIT, you get to learn the ropes from the Junior Counselors and begin the transition into being a peer leader and mentor. Being a Summer Ink JC or CIT gives you the chance to make a lasting impact on students.

Why become a Senior Counselor?

One of the perks of being a Summer Ink Senior Counselor is being trained in The Writers’ Express Method™ (WEX). If you’re a teacher, WEX will invigorate your teaching and give you useful tools to bring back to the classroom. At Summer Ink, you will have time to coach students one-on-one on their writing – a luxury generally lacking during the school year. You will see amazing progress in the skills and confidence of your students in just one two-week session.

What programs are you offering?

In 2022, Summer Ink is offering a 2 week session for rising 5th and 6th graders from July 18-29 at Simmons. Staff must arrive at Summer Ink by 7:30am sharp, and will end their day at 3:30pm. Two days of staff training prior to July 18 are mandatory and we will announce those dates soon.


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Summer Ink will not be holding its summer program in 2024. We will update our site when the program is back. Thank you for your interest; please email with any questions.
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