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Student Job Opportunities

Provided below is a current list of Education-related job opportunities in the area. These opportunities include volunteer positions, before and after-school program positions, mentoring/tutoring roles, and paid positions. This list will be updated regularly to reflect the demand of various local organizations. Students are responsible for managing all communication with the various entities on their own.  

The University of South Carolina College of Education posts Education-based positions for the convenience of students. This resource is intended for employers and community entities to connect with Education students seeking volunteer experience, internships, summer positions, and paid positions. Inclusion of any job or internship on this website does not constitute and shall not be construed or reported as an endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the College of Education, the University of South Carolina, its administrators, or employees. The College of Education explicitly makes no representations or guarantees about job listings or the accuracy of the information provided by the employer. 

Additionally, the College of Education is not responsible for safety, wages, working conditions, or any other aspect of off-campus employment. It is the responsibility of students to perform due diligence in researching employers when applying for or accepting private, off-campus employment and to thoroughly research the facts and reputation of each organization to which they are applying. Students should be prudent and use common sense and caution when applying for or accepting any position. Good judgment should always be applied when evaluating any prospective job or internship. 


Job Title Location Contact Additional Information Keywords
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AmeriCorps Midlands Reading Consortium (MRC) School Liaison

United Way of the Midlands, 1818 Blanding Street, Columbia, SC 29201

Christina Thomas, (843) 817-1643,

For full position details please read the position description [pdf]  
Aftercare Teacher and Substitutes Harmony School

Reshma Lustman – School Administrator

Various substitute positions available, M-F 8:30am-2:30pm.

Aftercare program involves supervision of children ages 2 to 6, M-F 2:30-5:00pm. Experience working outdoors and desire help provide a loving and nurturing environment is ideal!

Tutor Sankofa Institute Rites- of-Passage Columbia

Cecile Johnson – Director of Planning and Program Development

Tutors in the afterschool program help with homework across subject areas. Children in the program range from age 3 - teens.    
Research Assistant/Volunteer Opportunity  Lexington-Richland District 5 Schools

Robbie Ross – Assistant Professor


Kate Ascetta – Assistant Professor

1-2 days per week. Research assistant will help with data collection/analysis surrounding the relationship between teachers and students.   
After School Program Worker Various locations for the “School Run After School” Program

Claire Thompson, Office of Human Resources

Visit Lexington/Richland County's online jobs portal for application.

Paid positions in various schools. Worker assists children with homework and other activities as assigned.     
Subbing Shandon United Methodist Preschool and Kindergarten

Amber Sims – Assistant Director

Various hours available for children aged 3-5. Resume required. Paid position.    
Assistant Teacher Shandon United Methodist Preschool and Kindergarten

Amber Sims – Assistant Director

Part-time hours available for children aged 3-5. Resume required. Paid position.    
Volunteer Annie Burnside Elementary Felicia Richardson - Principal Various roles tag 1, tag2


Richland County

Jeffery Long – Chief Human Resources

Various principals are interested in hiring  
Volunteer Greenview Elementary

Lashaunda Evans – Principal

Hands-on work for teacher candidates  
Mentoring Lexington School District One

Albert Robertson – Coordinator of Social Studies

At least 1 hour per week   
AVID Tutor Richland School District Two

Debbie Jordan – Recruiter

Courtney Quinters – Teacher

10-15 hours per week paid in 10+ locations throughout district  

After School Daycare/Instructional Assistant/In Class Shadow

Lexington School District Two  Visit Lexington School District Two's Jobs Portal for more information. Various roles. Some paid some volunteer positions   
Tutoring/Mentoring St. Joseph Catholic School

Mike Harmon – Director of Extended Care Program

Paid position for afterschool program  
Summer Work Academic Summer Program locations   University of South Carolina - Continuing Education Programs   Residential and Day counselor positions available working with middle/high school students  
Summer Camp Counselor  Riverbanks Zoo & Garden 

Sara Jumper – Human Resources Generalist Visit the Riverbanks Zoo Career and Volunteer Opportunities Page for more information.



After School/Summer Counselor/Coaching  H.E. Corley Elementary School 

Catrinia Jones – Media Assistant

Volunteer positions available for tutoring math and reading during the summer.   
Tutors for Summer Programs New Covenant Assembly Family Life Center Gayle Reese – Secretary for  Dr. C.L Hardy Family Life Center  Volunteer positions available for tutoring math and reading during the summer.  
Male Residential Counselors University of South Carolina Jade Harris – Program Manager for Pre-University Programs USC.   The Carolina Master Scholars is a summer camp for academically talented/gifted 6th-12th grade students.  
Summer Camp Counselors Richland Recreation Commission

Adairius Williams – Community Outreach Coordinator

Visit the Richland County Recreation Commission's Jobs Portal for more information

10-week paid positions available.  
Intern South Carolina First Steps to School Readiness

Samantha Ingram

Intern positions available to help support the mission of preparing children for success in school and work  




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