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Applying for Leadership Positions

Student Leader Recruitment

Thank you for your interest in one of our Gemstone Leadership positions! Each year, we have two application cycles: one in the Spring for positions starting in the Summer and Fall, and one in the Fall for positions starting in the Spring. The positions, as well as their term length, available during each of the application cycles are listed below.

Spring Application Cycle
  • Gems Camp Leader (Summer)
  • GEMS100 Teaching Assistant (Fall)
  • CONNECT Mentor (Fall + Spring)
  • AMPP Participant (Fall)
Fall Application Cycle
  • Team Formation (GEMS102/104) Teaching Assistant (Spring)
  • AMPP Participant (Spring)

You should receive an email during the Spring (for the Spring Application Cycle) and during the Fall (for the Fall Application Cycle) with more information about and a link to apply for each of these leadership positions. If you have any additional questions regarding the application process, please email the Gemstone Leadership Council at gemstonecouncil@gmail.com or the Gemstone Staff at gems@umd.edu.

Steering Committee Recruitment

For students that have served at least 1 term in their respective leadership roles, they are eligible to apply to be on the corresponding Steering Committee (SC). The Steering Committees are responsible for maintaining a vision for their Subcommittee, as well as ensuring their Student Leaders are set up for success.

Steering Committee Recruitment occurs in the Spring Semester, prior to the Student Leader Recruitment. This enables the Steering Committees to provide feedback to the Gemstone Staff regarding the hiring process for both the Spring and Fall Student Leader Recruitment cycles. Student Leaders who are eligible to apply for Steering Committee membership will be contacted by the Gemstone Staff or the Gemstone Leadership Council.

If you have any additional questions regarding the application process, please email the Gemstone Leadership Council at gemstonecouncil@gmail.com or the Gemstone Staff at gems@umd.edu.