Junction

Beginning this year, Junction is a seven-week intensive program taking place on Sundays where students work on an independent study project of their choosing, guided by a mentor knowledgeable in the field. You can read more about why we made this change here.
Junction 2017 will take place on June 25 and July 16 – August 20.


What? Mentor five to six students on independent study projects of their own design and teach hands on and diverse afternoon seminar classes. Be on a close-knit team of seven mentors.
When? Every Sunday on June 25 and from July 16 – August 20 from approximately 10am to 4:30pm. Mentors will also email their students on a weekly basis to check in throughout May, June, and July.
Who? You! We’re looking for mentors who are adaptive, flexible, committed to students and passionate about multiple academic and non-academic subjects.
How? Application forms are now closed at this form. Thanks to all those who applied! We will send out interview offers to those who made it to that round as soon as we can.


About Junction

Junction is a summer program for advanced, self-driven high school students held on the MIT campus. This year, Junction is being redesigned to give 40 students the opportunity to execute an in-depth independent study project through a unique mentoring experience. By the end of March we will select eight Junction mentors, each of whom will write a biography that introduces themselves to students and summarizes their interests and skills. Junction student applicants will read these biographies and write a proposal to work with one of the mentors on an independent study project. Each Junction mentor will use these proposals to select five students and help these students refine their proposals throughout the summer to prepare them for Junction. Junction will be an immersive academic program for seven Sundays in July and August that that combine individual mentoring with diverse afternoon classes taught largely by the mentors. We’re looking for mentors who can guide and support students in their projects and are enthusiastic about teaching both project skills and Splash-style classes.


What does a Junction look like?

Explore some past Junction projects in the 2015 Junction Journal.

Check out some photos from previous summers in the slideshow below. Click to view fullscreen, and captions should display in the bottom margin.




Last modified on April 11, 2017 at 12:35 a.m.