25 March 2019
The University of Brighton Academies Trust in partnership with the University of Brighton has launched its 2019 teaching internships for high-calibre science, technology, engineering and mathematics undergraduates considering a career in mathematics or physics teaching.
Ten interns will earn £1,200 during four weeks based in a Sussex-based secondary school: The Burgess Hill Academy, The Hastings Academy, The St Leonards Academy or Downlands Community School.
Designed to provide a broad experience of teaching, interns receive support and guidance from a school-based mentor and spend time in classrooms; working alongside experienced teachers, gaining insights into different teacher training programmes, co-planning and delivering lessons.
Interns also spend up to two days studying the principles of learning and teaching and key contemporary issues in education at the University’s School of Education - rated by Ofsted as outstanding for all its initial teacher training programmes. Combined with visits from University lecturers this mirrors the support provided to trainee teachers.
Paul Degg, Director of Teacher Recruitment at the University of Brighton Academies Trust said: “The STEM teaching internships provide students with valuable experience and insight into how a school operates and life as a teacher so that they can make an informed decision about a career in teaching. Feedback from our 2018 cohort is overwhelmingly positive. I’m delighted to say that three students have already applied for a teaching training programme, and more intend to do so.”
Interested students are encouraged to find out more on our internships page and meet us at pop-up information sessions during March and April.
Applications are requested by Friday 10 May 2019.