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Try out maths or physics teaching

Are you studying for a maths, engineering or physics related degree and interested in teaching? 

Our internship will give you an insight into what teaching is really like. You'll work in a secondary school in Hastings or Burgess Hill for four weeks this summer. We'll support you from day one. And you'll earn £1,200.


About the Internships

  • Experience the excitement and challenge of maths or physics teaching in one of four successful secondary schools before you commit to training to teach.
  • Part of a national scheme which aims to increase the number of maths and physics secondary school teachers.
  • Run by the University of Brighton Academies Trust in partnership with the University of Brighton’s School of Education.
  • Work in a school for four weeks from mid-June to mid-July 2020.
  • Earn while you learn. We will pay you £300 a week.
  • Benefit from personalised support from a mentor and subject teacher in your school.
  • 10 places available.




You are eligible to apply for our teaching internship if you are:

  • studying a maths, physics or engineering related undergraduate  degree
  • studying at the University of Brighton or the University of Sussex.


How DO I apply?

The 2020 teaching internship has been cancelled due to the situation surrounding Covid-19.

Details of the next round of applications will be announced here in due course.

If your application is successful we'll invite you
to visit us in school to find out more.


Activities may include...

  • Working with experienced teachers on planning, shadowing and lesson observations.
  • Helping with the planning and delivery of lessons.
  • Running projects and master classes for pupils.
  • Providing 1:1 or small group support for pupils who need additional support.
  • Organising school trips.
  • Helping with laboratory work.
  • Experiencing the educational practices of the subject department, including lesson planning, assessment and record keeping.
  • Experiencing how data and information are used to support pupils’ needs, progress and attainment.
  • Attending keynote inputs, delivered by the University of Brighton’s School of Education, on the principles and practices of learning and teaching and key contemporary issues in education.


What support will I receive?

You will have the opportunity to learn alongside experienced teachers in your host school, benefit from a structured training and support programme, and attend sessions at the University of Brighton.

Your mentor

At the start of your internship you will benefit from personalised support from a mentor who will work with you to develop a tailored programme of activities and targets based on your strengths, areas for development and future aspirations. You will continue to receive full support from your mentor throughout your internship.

Your subject teacher

You will also be allocated a Subject Teacher from your host  school who will guide and support you in the day-to-day schedule of your internship and an individual programme of activities.

Application advice

If you wish to pursue a career in teaching, we will provide advice on applying for an Initial Teacher Training programme.


"I’m the point of contact for interns based at The Hastings Academy and The St Leonards Academy. The internship is fast-paced and challenging, but I'm here to support you throughout.  You’ll finish with a really good understanding of what it is like to train to be a teacher."

Paul Degg, Assistant Principal, The Hastings Academy

Which schools will I work in?

You will have the opportunity to work in one of four Sussex secondary schools. Click the links below to visit each school's website.

With the exception of Downlands, the schools are part of the University of Brighton Academies Trust.

UoBAT map of internship locations