Teaching internships

Try out teaching: summer internships


Our 4-week summer internships are open to students studying for maths, engineering or physics related undergraduate degrees. Earn £1,200 and add valuable teaching experience at a Sussex secondary school to your CV.

About the Internships

  • Part of a national scheme which aims to increase the number of mathematics 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 4-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
  • Experience mathematics or physics teaching before you commit to it as a career.
Student Talking with Teacher

How to apply

Download the application form
Download the equal opportunities form

Applications for September 2019 have now passed. Application deadline for the next round to be announced.

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?

Our scheme provides an amazing opportunity to experience the excitement and challenge of working as a teacher in one of four busy and successful secondary schools. You will have the opportunity to learn alongside experienced teachers and benefit from a structured training and support programme.

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.

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

Should you wish to pursue a career in teaching, you will be provided with 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. To ensure you get the most out of your time with us, I’ll meet you when you start to discuss how we can tailor the programme to suit you. It’s a fast-paced programme that will challenge you, but we’ll be there to support you throughout. You’ll have the support of a mentor in school and you’ll also be visited by a colleague from the University of Brighton’s School of Education. 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

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Which schools will I work in?

You will have the opportunity to work in one of four local secondary schools.

Click the links below to visit each school's website.

The Burgess Hill Academy

Downlands Community School

The Hastings Academy

The St Leonards Academy

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