About Center for Talented Youth

The Center for Talented Youth at Johns Hopkins University has offered academic summer enrichment programs for high-achieving youth since 1979. Students range from second to 11th graders and all scored in the top 2 percent nationally on standardized tests. CTY classes are designed to challenge and develop academic skills by providing students with the opportunity to learn at a pace and depth that matches their abilities.

CTY instructors plan and conduct class sessions, as well as monitor and assess the students' progress. Instructional assistants work in both classroom and laboratory settings preparing materials for class, supervising study sessions, tutoring and assisting instructors during class sessions. Resident assistants are responsible for students at all times when they are out of class and are in charge of student activities.


Open to college students, recent grads and graduate students with a high GPA in their major and some experience working with children. Non-U.S. citizens are eligible. Teaching assistants and resident assistants are usually college students or recent graduates.

Center for Talented Youth

  • CTY Summer Programs Employment
  • Center for Talented Youth
  • Johns Hopkins University, McAuley Hall
  • 5801 Smith Avenue, Suite 400
  • Baltimore, MD 21209
  • Phone: (410) 735-6185


  • Number of Interns: 101 or more
  • Compensation/Benefits: Paid
  • Duration: N/A
  • Academic Level: College Freshmen, College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors, Recent College Graduates, Graduate Students


  • Baltimore, MD
  • Boston, MA
  • Honolulu, HI
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • New York, NY
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Providence, RI
  • Washington, DC
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