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Peer Leader Opportunities


There are a number of programs within OUE who look to recruit peer leaders including Academic Coaching, Academic Fellows, ESL Peer Tutoring, and EPASS Peer Tutoring. Some opportunities are on a volunteer basis, while others may carry college credit or financial remuneration which will be listed alongside the opportunity. Available opportunities and applications are posted here when available.

Academic Coaches is a peer-to-peer support service designed to enrich and expand the study habits of Emory College students.

If you are interested in becoming an academic coach, please complete the program application form. Please note that Academic Coaches must have a cummulative GPA of 3.8 or better.

Academic Coaching Application Form

This is a paid position.

The Academic Fellows Program is a year-long peer mentorship program designed to support and smooth the transition for new international first year and transfer students starting at Emory. Academic Fellow Mentors work in pairs to support 5-7 assigned mentees from May through the end of Fall semester (and hopefully beyond). Academic Fellow Mentors help to facilitate the International Student Welcome Pre-Orientation Program and assist in planning monthly events during the Fall semester. 

Duties and responsibilities of an Academic Fellow: 

  • Work with an Academic Fellow partner to support 5-7 mentees
  • Attend Orientation in April
  • Attend on-campus training sessions in mid-August
  • Participate in the International Student Welcome (tentatively scheduled for August 16-19)
  • Dedicate at least 20 hours during the Fall semester to engage/support mentees
  • Assist with future Academic Fellow candidate selection process 

Eligibility requirements: 

  • Currently hold a 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Have one faculty recommendation

Application Information

Completed applications are due by Friday, February 4 at 11:59 PM EST. 

Academic Fellow Application Form

Faculty Recommendation

  • Applicants will be required to enter an Emory email address for their recommender on their application.
  • Please make sure to ask your instructor if they would be willing to serve as a reference before entering their information on application.
  • Your recommender will receive an email with instructions on how to complete the recommendation form.
  • You can submit your application before your recommendation has been submitted. Your recommendation will be added to your application once it is received.
  • Faculty recommendations are due Friday, February 11 at 11:59 PM EST.

This is a volunteer position.

Learning Assistants offer weekly group sessions for BIOL141/142, CHEM150/202, CHEM221/222, PHYS141/142 and QTM100.

If you are interested in becoming a Peer Mentor please meet with the faculty currently teaching the course to discuss your eligibility. 

Peer Mentors earn 2-graded research credits during their first two semesters of work and are eligible to receive a stipend in their third semester as a mentor. 

EPASS Peer Tutoring supports more than 100 undergraduate courses each year, and tutors are selected through a competitive application and interview process. Selected tutors participate in in-person training at the beginning of each semester and ongoing training throughout the year.

To become an EPASS Peer Tutor, you must have an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher, and you must have completed the course you wish to tutor on Emory’s campus and earned at least a B+. As part of the interview process, EPASS staff will also request a recommendation from the professor with whom you took the course.

Hiring for Fall 2022 is now underway. Students should apply through the College Connect Application Center. Priority will be given to applications received by April 4, 2022.

This is a paid position.

Are you interested in protecting academic integrity on campus? The Emory College Honor Council is seeking rising juniors and seniors to serve on the Honor Council, the Appeals Panel, and the Summer Honor Council in the 2019-20 academic year. Members earn two academic credits each semester they serve. Applications are due by 11.59pm on February 13. 

Please email Blaire Wilson with any questions.

This is a volunteer position however students may earn academic credit for each semester of involvement.

Pre-Health Peer Mentors are a select group of current pre-health juniors and seniors who serve as a resource for the pre-health community as role models, peer advisors, and ambassadors for Pre-Health Advising. Pre-Health Peer Mentors serve Emory College students in many ways, including co-leading workshops, designing and leading pre-health programs, and answering questions during walk-in advising hours.

Students who are interested in becoming Pre-Health Peer Mentor must have and maintain cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. Applications are open to current pre-health sophomores and juniors.

Pre-Health Peer Mentors will be required to:

  • Attend and participate in an on-campus formal training and an additional mandatory training will be held at the start of the fall semester.
  • Complete summer training modules
  • Attend all Peer Mentor staff meetings (1 per month during the Fall and Spring semesters)
  • Dedicate two full hours per week during the academic semester for office hours between 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Work at least one PHA orientation event in early fall.
  • Work at least one PHA event per semester
  • Work at least one PHA workshop per semester (Group Mandatory Check-Up, Composite Letter Info Session, etc.)
  • Serve on one of the four PHA committees: Connect, Explore, Prepare, and Apply.

Application Information

For more information on the program and to apply, please visit the PHA website.

This is a volunteer position.

The Undergraduate Research Programs (URP) Research Ambassadors are a group of upper-level undergraduate students who have significant experience in undergraduate research.  The Research Ambassadors work with URP staff to advise Emory undergraduate students on research opportunities.  Additionally, Research ambassadors promote and facilitate URP programs, workshops, and  programming directly for Emory undergraduate students.

If you are interested in becoming a URP Research Ambassador, please visit the URP Research Ambassador page to apply. To be eligible for this program,  Emory undergraduate students  are required to have either one year of research experience or completed a summer research internship.  Additionally, students should be currently conducting research with an Emory faculty mentor. 

Research Ambassadors may elect to be compensated for their participation in the program through course credit or federal work study. 

The Undergraduate Research Programs (URP) Peer Mentors work directly with SIRE Graduate Fellows as teaching assistants during the weekly SIRE 299R course for both the Fall and Spring Semester.  Peer Mentors provide a valuable resource to SIRE Undergraduate Scholars by providing mentorship and sharing their own experiences as previous SIRE Program participant.

If you are interested in becoming a URP Peer Mentor, please visit the URP Peer Mentor page to apply. Please note that URP Peer Mentors must be SIRE Program alumnus and currently conducting research with an Emory faculty mentor. 

Peer mentors may elect to be compensated for their participation in the program through course credit or federal work study. 

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