Internship Placement

Internship Choice Form

Please use the Internship Choice Form button below to submit your internship request for this semester.

 

Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders

Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders

Makerspace (*UTeach Maker)

Explore digital education and fabrication tools, work on curriculum, and help re-imagine how we might educate students through creative, unique, and equitable, hands-on STEM and Maker activities. 

Internship Details

You’ll collaborate with teachers and a Maker Coach in an innovative educational community. https://www.annrichardsschool.org/school/.

Interns must follow the health and safety guidelines in Austin ISD.

*Note - This internship is restricted to students participating in UTeach Maker

POPULATION SERVED: 6-12th Grade girls from all areas of Austin. 60% of students qualify for free or reduced lunch .

PLATFORMS & TOOLS: Email, Google Drive, Blend/Canvas, Zoom will be standard. Additional platforms may include Adrduino, Tinkercad, OnShape, and a variety of other STEM oriented tools. Access will be supported to the best of ability within AISD’s restrictions.

COMMUNICATION & NORMS: Meetings will be set up for training and regular (weekly or semi-weekly) meetings will be agreed upon for evaluating work and discussing tasks and next steps. During training Online norms will be established and agreed upon. Email and Zoom will be the main forms of communication.

Desired Qualities
Participation in UTeach Maker. Creativity, bravery, inquisitiveness, sense of humor.

Days and Times
Flexible between 9am-5pm M-F

Hours Per Week: Flexible 5-10
Address: 2206 Prather Lane, Austin TX 78704
Contact Details:
Oren Connell (UTeach Maker Mentor), Makerspace Manager
Oren.connell@austinisd.org

 

Austin Partners in Education

Austin Partners in Education

Math Classroom Coaching

The APIE Math Classroom Coaching program provides volunteers to middle school math classrooms in 3-4 Title 1 middle schools within Austin Independent School District.

Internship Details

Volunteers will tutor students during students’ math classes. Interns will tutor math students, communicate regularly with volunteers and teachers, and also help with recruiting volunteers from the UT campus. Intern interactions with students will expose them to a variety of students. There may be additional opportunities to help with a monthly newsletter and college readiness.

POPULATION SERVED: The population will be students attending Title 1 schools. Some of these students will be working from homes, and some will be working from schools. Many of our students are Latino. Students may be from 6th - 8th advanced classes or students from regular math classrooms. Schools will decide which students they want to prioritize for working with volunteers.

PLATFORMS & TOOLS: Schools expressed a preference for in-person volunteers but may be willing to work with virtual volunteers (who will work with students in school classrooms). 

COMMUNICATION & NORMS: I will have conversations with the interns on a weekly basis to answer questions, direct their work, collect their feedback, etc.

Desired Qualities: Dependability; desire to help; ability to communicate kindly and respectfully with volunteers, students, and teachers; and a FLEXIBLE attitude and comfort with uncertainty.

Days and Times: We will work during math classes on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.  An intern can select the day that works best for their schedule.

Hours Per Week: 6-12
Address: PO Box 6118 Austin, TX 78762
Contact Details:
Sandy Bootz, Math Classroom Coaching Coordinator
512 228-2335
sbootz@austinpartners.org

Cedars International Academy

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Cedars International Academy - Middle School

Cedars International Academy is a PK-8th grade project-based learning campus. Currently, we are in face to face learning. We are seeking interns who will mentor and tutor middle school students on campus. Interns will also support students when completing projects and preparing for state assessments. 

Internship Details

UTeach interns will meet weekly on campus in either small groups or one-on-one with students who need extra support. Interns will work with experienced teachers to help students complete all aspects of a project. Interns will also support students who need extra support with daily tasks and/or STAAR lessons. Lessons will be facilitated through synchronous learning. 

*Interns choosing to work at this site will be required to wear masks and complete a health screening process.

POPULATION SERVED: Cedars International Academy students are primarily English Language learners and/or students with accommodations.

REMOTE PLATFORMS & TOOLS: Our learning management system in grades 6-8 is Echo. Students are familiar with using google docs, slides, and sheets. Training will be provided to interns by our Technology specialist and/or mentor teachers.

COMMUNICATION & NORMS: Each intern will be given a mentor teacher who helps with training, supervision, and establishing norms for professional behavior. Currently, all classes have norms that have been established when working collaboratively and online.

Desired Qualities: We are looking for interns that have a growth mindset, positive attitude, excellent work ethic, flexible, compassionate, passion for STEM, and enthusiastic about making a difference in the lives of students.

Days and Times: Flexible

Hours Per Week: 10-20
Address: 8416 N. IH-35 Austin, TX 78753
Contact Details:
Heather Rauls, Principal
hrauls@cedars-academy.org
512-419-1551 Ext. 335

Cedars International Next Generation High School

Cedars International Next Generation High School (CINGHS)

Cedars International Next Generation High School (CINGHS) is a 100% PBL STE(A)M Academy. We are seeking interns who will mentor and tutor high school students.

Internship Details 

UTeach interns will meet in small groups or one-on-one with students to support PBL STEM projects. Interns will work with experienced teachers to help students complete tasks such as unpacking project rubrics, completing project scaffolding, and applying STEM content knowledge to develop products. Interns may also work with experienced Science and Math teachers to develop and facilitate hands-on, engaging lessons that can help prepare students for the EOC Algebra 1, Alg2, and other math and possibly Biology courses. 

**Interns choosing this site will be required to wear masks on Cedars campus. This site also asks that if someone is not feeling well to stay home and if someone goes home ill and has a fever they must go to the doctor to ensure they are covid free. If they test positive then they must stay home 14 days and receive a doctor's confirmation they are covid free to return. 

POPULATION SERVED: The majority of the students who will be supported by the Mentoring and EOC Preparation programs are ESL students and/or students with accommodations.

PLATFORMS & TOOLS: Zoom, Echo (LMS), Google Docs, Notability, and various apps. The site will provide training for tools used.

COMMUNICATION & NORMS: Each intern will be assigned a mentor teacher who is an experienced PBL facilitator. Mentor teachers will help interns understand targeted STEM content and student-centered strategies for teaching this content. 

Desired Qualities: Compassionate, patient, and positive, great work ethic, deep knowledge/passion for STEM content, favors student-centered strategies for teaching & learning, and sympathetic with students who have academic gaps and or learning disabilities.

Days and Times: Monday- Friday 8:30- 5:15

Hours Per Week: up to 20
Address: 6700 Middle Fiskville Road, Austin TX 78652
Contact Details:
Steven Zipkes, Principal
szipkes@cedars-academy.org
512-956-4423 Ext.104 or 512-569-1503

Cedars International Next Generation High School

Cedars International Academy - Elementary (INACTIVE)

Cedars International Academy is a PK-8th grade project-based learning campus. Currently, we are in face to face learning. We are seeking interns who will mentor and tutor elementary students on campus. Interns will also support students in reading, math, and enrichment activities.

Internship Details  UTeach interns will meet weekly on campus in either small groups or one-on-one with students who need extra support. Interns will work with experienced teachers to help students complete all aspects of a project. Interns will also support students who need extra support with daily tasks. Lessons will be facilitated through synchronous learning. POPULATION SERVED: Cedars International Academy students are primarily English Language learners and/or students with accommodations. REMOTE PLATFORMS & TOOLS: Our learning management system in grades 6-8 is Echo. Students are familiar with using google docs, slides, and sheets. Training will be provided to interns by our Technology specialist and/or mentor teachers. COMMUNICATION & NORMS: Each intern will be given a mentor teacher who helps with training, supervision, and establishing norms for professional behavior. Currently, all classes have norms that have been established when working collaboratively and online. Desired Qualities: We are looking for interns that have a growth mindset, positive attitude, excellent work ethic, flexible, compassionate, passion for STEM, and enthusiastic about making a difference in the lives of students. Days and Times: Flexible Hours Per Week: 10-20 Address: 8416 N. IH-35 Austin, TX 78753 Contact Details: Heather Rauls, Principal hrauls@cedars-academy.org 512-419-1551 Ext. 335

Crockett High School

Crockett High School - Math and Science Interns

Math

Crockett HS Math is looking for people who can join classes, help tutor, create lesson plans, and anything else that comes up.

Internship Details

The majority of work would include help with class assistance, planning, and tutoring. The goal is to create rich, empowering learning experiences for all students

POPULATION SERVED: Students are diverse with our largest populations being defined as Hispanic and/or socioeconomically disadvantaged.

SAFETY AND POLICIES: All interns are required to follow the safety and health protocols of Austin ISD. https://www.austinisd.org/student-health/covid-19

COMMUNICATION & NORMS: Interns will interact with the site supervisor and one lead teacher (over whichever PLC they end up working with). Mostly, weekly meetings and interactions would be with their PLC leader. 

Desired Qualities: Crockett Math would like people who are involved and passionate about the work. We want people who will give their best work every time and strive for the overall success of all our students.

Days and Times: Flexible

Hours Per Week: 10-20
Address: 5601 Manchaca Rd., Austin, TX 78745
Contact Details:
Logan Healey, Match Teacher
logan.healey@austinisd.org
(512) 841-1691

Crockett High School - Math and Science Interns

Science

Interns will work with science teachers to develop lessons, observe lessons, and work alongside the classroom teacher to tutor small groups of students.

Internship Details

 

POPULATION SERVED: Urban school with 66% economically disadvantaged.

PLATFORMS & TOOLS: Zoom and/or Google Meets; BLEND (Just like Canvas); interns will work directly with teachers to get access in agreement with any school or AISD policies.

COMMUNICATION & NORMS: Interns will meet the classroom teacher prior to engaging with students or developing lessons. They will meet with the classroom teacher at least weekly to discuss assignments and be in contact via email, Zoom meetings, and phone.

Desired Qualities: Dependable, responsible, enthusiastic, self directed.

Days and Times: Flexible: during the school day

Hours Per Week: 10-15
Address: 5601 Manchaca Rd., Austin, TX 78745
Contact Details:
Allison Paris
allison.paris@austinisd.org

Environmental Science Institute

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Hot Science Cool Talks

Using the skills, you have learned with UTeach, you will assist with the development of educational resources for our Hot Science series

Internship Details

Hot Science – Cool Talks is a nationally recognized STEM outreach program that shares compelling stories and research of renowned scientists with thousands of teachers, students, and families each year! This will be a remote internship. Activities include:

- Creating, revising, and customizing lesson plans and hands-on activities related to the Hot Science events.
 
- Developing K-12 educational resources for future Hot Science initiatives including the upcoming TV documentary series and podcast. In addition, interns may be asked to participate in the following projects, depending on their interest and background experience:
 
- Assist in developing and revising K-12 learning modules, lesson plans, and activities related to the environment and sustainability.
 
By interning with ESI, UTeach interns will develop content and pedagogical expertise in creating and revising lesson plans for diverse student populations. Interns will be exposed to a variety of STEM topics and content experts who are great science communicators and share their research in a way that will inspire and engage with diverse audiences, including groups severely underrepresented in STEM.

 

POPULATION SERVED: Interns will develop content for K-12 STEM educators both formal (teachers) and informal (parents).

PLATFORMS & TOOLS: The internship will be held remotely. Interns will also have access to templates and resources developed by previous UT interns. Files will be shared through UT Box.

COMMUNICATION & NORMS: Weekly phone calls or Zoom meetings will be scheduled with the intern to discuss assigned projects, check on progress, and answer questions.

Desired Qualities:

  • self-motivated, independent and dedicated individual
  • strong interest in the environment and sustainability
  • strong interest in STEM outreach
  • any STEM major welcome

Days and Times: Flexible

Hours Per Week: 5-10
Address: UT Austin, E.P. Schoch Bldg, Rm 3.102A
Contact Details:
Didey Montoya, Outreach Coordinator / Dr. Jay Banner, Director
didey@austin.utexas.edu; banner@jsg.utexas.edu
512-471-4211

Girlstart

Girlstart Program Leader

Program Leader

Inspire girls to take on the world's greatest challenges! Girlstart is seeking multiple After School Program Leaders (called STEM CREW --Creative, Resourceful, Empowered Workforce) to lead our fun, hands-on, STEM-focused After School programs.
 

Internship Details

Girlstart After School is designed to provide girls with a fun, free STEM enrichment program that builds confidence and encourages them to pursue paths to higher education and to discover greater career opportunities. This is a rewarding opportunity to work directly with 4th-5th grade girls empowering them in science, technology, engineering, and math activities. Start date for clubs is Sept. 12th. Gas reimbursement and flexible hours are unique features of this position.


Why Become a Girlstart Program Leader?
- Join Girlstart's efforts to empower and educate girls!
- Enhance your leadership and teamwork skills
- Improve your presentation and communication skills
- Build your problem-solving, critical thinking, & decision-making abilities
- Be a positive and meaningful female role model for girls
- Work with a diverse peer group
- Learn from non-profit professionals


For Future Educators:
- Hands-on work experience in an education setting
- Deliver fun, informal STEM programs with small groups of students
- Improve classroom management skills, teaching style, and gain curriculum writing experience
- Increase your confidence in delivering STEM-focused material
- On the job training in informal stem education, the Girlstart Method, gender equity in the classroom, and other issues relating to STEM and integrated STEM education
- Receive guidance, expertise, and feedback from previous classroom teacher

POPULATION SERVED: Girlstart serves 4th-5th grade girls in partner schools within Austin ISD, Del Valle ISD, Georgetown ISD, Hays CISD, Leander ISD, Pflugerville ISD, and Round Rock ISD.

PLATFORMS & TOOLS:

Girlstart will train After School Program Leaders in the following tools utilized for the After School Club Calls:
Google Suite
Smug Mug

(As needed)
Mentimeter
Zoom 
 

COMMUNICATION & NORMS: Training will be conducted with a combination of online modules and a 2.5 hour training conducted at the Girlstart office (1400 West Anderson Lane) to ensure all of our Program Leaders understand Girlstart’s expectations for Girlstart After School. We will monitor work by having group check-ins on a monthly basis, observing clubs throughout the semester, and having individual check-ins when needed. Additionally, Program Leaders are required to clock in and out for their respective shifts each week.

Desired Qualities: Experience working with kids preferred
Desire to empower and educate girls in STEM
Reliable transportation (or valid driver’s license for at least 1 year), driving to and from respective programs is required for the position
Comfortable presenting to a group of girls
Classroom management skills helpful
Proficient using Google Drive apps
Strong time management skills
All majors welcome (STEM background not required)
 

Days and Times: Monday - Thursday

Hours Per Week: 5-15
Address: 1400 West Anderson Lane, Austin, TX 78757
Contact Details:
Aisha Musa, Alexa Brown
aisha@girlstart.org, alexa@girlstart.org
 

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Education Intern

The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is looking for an intern that has an interest and desire to contribute to the world in a positive way and how that is done within an organization that has a focus on natural sciences.

Internship Details

Interns will have an opportunity to apply the skills they have learned in the classroom to education programs in a public garden setting. Interns will work closely with the Programs Department and volunteers on a variety of education programs, events and projects that will not only strengthen the skills they already know, but also broaden their knowledge on new skills.  Interns will complete a project and present it to staff at the completion of the internship.

Here is a link for the full safety guideline information:  https://www.wildflower.org/safety-guidelines

POPULATION SERVED: All ages

PLATFORMS & TOOLS: Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Publisher, Zoom, Teams, Outlook. 

COMMUNICATION & NORMS: There will be an orientation meeting at the beginning of the semester, along with a tour of the grounds.  We will discuss what the norms should look like for professional behavior and discuss correct protocol working with children. In order to work with children in school districts a background check is needed.  

Desired Qualities: Enthusiastic, self-starter, curious, motivated, knowledgeable about native plants a plus, but not necessary.

Days and Times: Needs to be available at least on two week days listed: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, maybe Fridays beginning at 9am. Possibly on Saturdays. Times will vary.

Hours Per Week: up to 20
Address: 4801 La Crosse Ave. Austin, TX 78745
Contact Details:
Demekia Briscoe, Director of Education
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
The University of Texas at Austin
4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739
(512)232-0122
www.wildflower.org

Magellan International School

Innovation Lab @ Magellan International School & co.lab Community Makers (FULL)

Innovation Lab

At The Innovation Lab for Design @ Magellan International School, UTeach interns will have access to the school’s makerspace and its technology, from digital fabrication equipment (e.g. laser cutter, 3D printer, CNC mill) to more traditional tools like saws and drills and will also have the opportunity to design maker-centric, STEM-based lessons for middle school classes.

Internship Details

Interns will work with a variety of tools, concepts, and techniques that integrate STEM-related concepts in an International Baccalaureate (IB) context. The students at Magellan are curious, enthusiastic, and interested in global issues including social and environmental justice.

*Interns choosing to work at this site must be fully vaccinated and show their vaccination card. Masks are required on campus.

POPULATION SERVED: Magellan is a multi-lingual campus with Spanish immersion and Mandarin starting at 3rd grade.

PLATFORMS & TOOLS: Google Apps for Education (GAFE), SeeSaw, Tinkercad, and Nearpod. The Innovation and IT departments will help interns access these platforms as needed.

COMMUNICATION & NORMS: We will meet in person via Zoom and/or Google Meets to establish norms and for regular check-ins in addition to email and shared files.

Desired Qualities: Organized, flexible, and kind.

Days and Times: Flexible, to be coordinated with the site supervisor

Hours Per Week: up to 20
Address: 7938 Great Northern Blvd, Austin, TX 78757
Contact Details:
Patrick Benfield (UTeach Maker Mentor)
patrick.benfield@magellanschool.org
(512)782-2327

MathHappens.org

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Math Happens Intern

MathHappens Foundation has launched several new projects.  The Math Room at the Austin Nature and Science Center features activities, models and exhibits made by current and past staff as well as others that are designed to interest, engage and entertain people of all ages. Staffing the Math Room from 9-3 on Saturdays and 12-3 on Sundays is one option.  We also continue to create math “ads” that are published each week in the Austin Chronicle.  A program at the SE Branch library is providing tutoring to visitors there.  We continue to design staff and coordinate math field trips at museum locations in the Austin Area, and participate in educational events of all kinds throughout the year.

Internship Details

We have two locations, an office at 18th and Rio Grande where we meet to do work, provide teacher workshops.  The laser shop is at 16th and Pearl street.  Interns may be working on the laser cutter, cricut or even laminating gluing and coloring as we make new prototypes and prepare activities.  Interns may be offered work opportunities at the Austin Nature and Science Center, in the library program, at the farmers market, or in the office researching and creating new math models.

POPULATION SERVED: MathHappens Foundation is seeking to reach underserved communities and people who have limited opportunities to learn as well as the general public.

PLATFORMS & TOOLS: We have a number of articles, websites and resources that inform our work and we can provide a copy of Corel Draw for interns. We will be working with Corel draw to make items for the laser cutter and also producing some desktop publishing with Canva and using Google Suite.  

COMMUNICATION & NORMS: New interns will be paired with returning staff from summer and previous years. We have a monthly staff meeting and project teams may meet more often.  We communicate via email and a shared google drive for work products. There will be an orientation for new staff.

Desired Qualities: Creativity and interest in connecting with math learners of all levels and abilities. Interest in math history, research, math modeling and creative communication.

Days and Times: Flexible

Hours Per Week: 5-10
Address: 1606 Pearl Street, Austin TX 78701
Contact Details:
Lauren Siegel 

lsiegel@mathhappens.org

512-663-1680

McCallum High School

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Math and Science Internships

The McCallum HS Math and Science departments are looking for people who can partner with teachers to engage with students in classes, help tutor, create lesson plans, and assist with everyday teaching and learning tasks.

Internship Details

The majority of work would include help with class assistance, planning, and tutoring. The objective is to connect your learning goals for this internship with positive student/mentor outcomes and experiences.

POPULATION SERVED: High school students who are diverse in experiences and interests.

SAFETY AND POLICIES: All interns are required to follow the safety and health protocols of Austin ISD. https://www.austinisd.org/student-health/covid-19

COMMUNICATION & NORMS: Interns will interact with the site supervisor and one lead teacher. Interns will spend most of their time with the lead teacher.. 

Desired Qualities: McCallum is looking for folks who will give their best work every time and strive for the overall success of all our students.

Days and Times: M-F: Flexible between the hours of 8am and 5pm, or Saturday 8am-12pm

Hours Per Week: 10-20

Address: 5600 Sunshine Dr, Austin, TX 78756

Contact Details:

Kelly Wroblewski, math teacher

kelly.wroblewski@austinisd.org

(832)275-8687

Travis High Early College School

Travis High School

Engineering

This internship is an excellent fit for any student interested in teaching a CTE or science class. You can learn new teaching skills and/or technology skills, depending on your main interests.

Internship Details

AISD is currently completely in person, face-to-face, so you will be working with the students in a face-to-face setting. We currently have all 4 levels of engineering, which means that you will have the opportunity to work with 9th grade all the way to 12th grade students at all levels of engineering. We currently utilize the PLTW curriculum for levels 1-3 of engineering, as well as the Engineer Your World curriculum from UT Austin for our capstone course, so having previous experience with this curriculum is a huge plus. We work with all sorts of tools, software, and gadgets throughout the year. This internship is perfect for a student that is greatly interested in gaining experience in STEM education. There is the option of helping out with our robotics club after school as well, where we use Lego robotics and well as VEX.

Health Guidelines and Policies: Masks are currently required anywhere on school premises, even outside and for vaccinated people. Please sign in at the front of the school when you come in the first few times until we get you an ID made. There are no temperature checks, but please do a self-assessment before coming in as is recommended by the CDC. We try to social distance as much as possible, but please be aware that some of our classes can have up to 30 students in them at a time, so it is not always possible to be 6 feet apart at all times. Accurately logging your hours will be important so that the admin can contact trace if the need arises.

POPULATION SERVED: Our student population in detail can be seen here: https://www.austinisd.org/schools/travis. We are a small Title 1 high school with a great sense of community.

PLATFORMS & TOOLS: We use Canvas as our LMS. Software used in class includes: Inventor, Fusion360, TinkerCAD, Arduino, and the Microsoft Office Suite of software.

COMMUNICATION & NORMS: Contact the site supervisors through email or text if you cannot attend. You will stay in touch through email or text and will discuss online norms during your first internship meeting.

Desired Qualities: Punctual, reliable, honest, good at communicating, and good with students. If you know another language that is always a plus! We have many Spanish speakers and one of my classes is a dual language course where we conduct the class in purely Spanish.

Days and Times: Mon-Fri, 9-4:30 pm available. We will have robotics starting up after school, but dates and times are TBD.

Hours Per Week: up to 20
Address: 1211 East Oltorf, Austin, TX 78704
Contact Details:
Miriam R Reyes Juarez (UTeach Grad) (UTeach Maker Fellow)
miriam.reyesjuarez@austinisd.org

Travis High School

Science

Interns with Travis ECHS Science will support teachers during our transition to truly blended instruction. We are looking for both in person and remote interns. In person interns can help with making copies, preparing stations and labs, organizing science closets, supporting students in after school tutorials, and more! Remote interns can help with preparing accommodations, finding online resources, preparing and updating existing digital resources, making phone calls, and more!

Internship Details

Interns will be paired with a PLC lead who will be able to give them more specific details. We have lots of resources from before COVID and from when we were remote. We would love help getting ahead in this busy year! Interns might be responsible for developing new activities, testing out or differentiating activities made by teachers, assisting with preparation and organizing tasks, communicating with families, and more! All of this will give the UTeach student an authentic educator’s experience in the virtual world!

POPULATION SERVED: Travis ECHS is an intimate Title 1 school in the middle of a big city. Our student population is 94% ethinic minorities, 36% ELL, and 17% SpEd. We hold our students to high expectations, and they usually rise to our standards! https://www.austinisd.org/schools/travis.

PLATFORMS & TOOLS: BLEND (Canvas), Playposit, PHeT, and more! Our PLCs are very supportive- we will show you how to use tools that enhance virtual instruction and the teacher you are working with will ensure you have full access to any required resources.

COMMUNICATION & NORMS: Interns will be assigned to check in and work with a teacher or PLC.

Desired Qualities: We would love someone who is organized, enthusiastic, tech savvy, Spanish speaking is a plus, but not required.

Days and Times: Flexible

Hours Per Week: up to 20
Address: 1211 E Oltorf St Austin, TX 78704
Contact Details: Roselynn Newton
Biology and Science Department Chair
Main Campus: 512-414-2527
Email: roselynn.newton@austinisd.org

University of Texas Libraries

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The Foundry - College of Fine Arts Makerspace

The Foundry internship is designed to provide interns with flexible opportunities to broadly explore maker technology in The Foundry and assist with teaching the tools and technology to other students by providing certifications and collaboratively develop projects goal/s for their own maker project.

Internship Details

The Foundry prioritizes creating an inclusive maker learning environment and is designed primarily to service entry-level makers from a broad variety of disciplinary backgrounds. Hiring a diversity of students from all disciplines and with varying levels of expertise assists with creating and maintaining an inclusive environment for both patrons and student employees. Students should expect to work in a collaborative and supportive environment, which will assist them in refining their own teaching expertise and values

*Note - This internship is restricted to students participating in UTeach Maker

POPULATION SERVED: All UT students, staff, and faculty that utilize The Foundry.

PLATFORMS & TOOLS: Students will be expected to utilize Canvas. Any other software needed will be provided by the site.

COMMUNICATION & NORMS: All students will proceed through an established onboarding and training plan in The Foundry. Students will meet with site supervisors to establish goals and project timelines will be asked to provide evidence of progress at least once/month to ensure progress is being made in a way that aligns with intern goals. Students will be asked to participate in an exit interview and will be provided with the opportunity to test out formal presentations prior to sharing them at the UTeach end-of-semester event.

Desired Qualities
Participation in UTeach Maker. Enthusiasm for making, punctuality and regular attendance, willingness to collaborate with Foundry staff, student employees, and patrons. Willingness to be challenged. Independently motivated.

Days and Times
M-F 10am-5pm

Hours Per Week: Flexible
Address: Fine Arts Library - across from DKR stadium
Contact Details:
Amber Welch, Head of Technology Enhanced Learning
a.welch@austin.utexas.edu

 

UTeach

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Step Peer Mentors (FULL)

UTeach students who have completed Step 2 will support Step students in preparing for lessons, organizing schedules, and navigating the UTeach program.

***Instructor referral required. If you are interested please contact a previous UTeach Master Teacher for a referral and have them email your name and recommendation to buckley@uteach.utexas.edu*****

Internship Details

These mentors will serve as a friendly face that can act as a resource for new UTeach students during their first teaching experience. Peer mentors will be expected to remotely attend the Step class/classes the are assigned to work with and hold virtual workroom hours.
 

POPULATION SERVED: Peer mentors work directly with post secondary students in the UTeach program. They also support UTeach master teachers, instructors, graduates, and mentor teachers as needed.

PLATFORMS AND TOOLS: UT Austin uses the CANVAS LMS and remote instruction takes place via ZOOM.

COMMUNICATION AND ONLINE NORMS: Peer mentors will have an orientation meeting at the start of every semester. They will also have a bi-weekly team check in with Shelly Rodriguez, the UTeach internship coordinator. When engaged in remote work with students, interns are expected to adhere to the code of ethics for Texas Teachers as well as those put forth by the National Tutoring Association.

Desired Qualities: Friendly, positive, knowledgeable about the 5E lesson plan model, supportive, responsible, interested in supporting other with remote teaching tools.

Days and Times: Determined by Step course schedule. Workroom hours are flexible.

Hours Per Week: 5-20
Address: Painter 4.08
Contact Details:
Dr. Shelly Rodriguez, Step 1 Instructor and UTeach Internship Coordinator
shelly.rodriguez@austin.utexas.edu

UTeach Outreach

UTeach Outreach *pre approval required

UTeach Outreach seeks qualified individuals who are dedicated to the community for our leadership team. Positions available include after-school club coaches, communications coordinators, lab managers, and more.

**This internship must be prearranged. Please contact Mary Conovan (email below) for approval before requesting this internship**

Internship Details

All positions are designed around your semester schedule and work to help you meet your education and future career goals. UTeach interns will have the opportunity to support and organize STEM activities for local school districts and community partners. Opportunities will include working with or observing active classrooms and after-school clubs. Accompanied by reflection and feedback opportunities, this internship will help you design and/or build upon your current pedagogical practices.

This semester, we will offer in-person internship opportunities with some virtual assignments available. Reach out to a member of our team to discover which option is best for you. Contact information is located at the bottom of this section. Looking forward to working with you!

POPULATION SERVED: Students, 5th - 8th grade, enrolled in local school districts

PLATFORMS & TOOLS: All interns will gain experience in the following platforms:

Zoom – for some fieldwork, training, and all meetings

Slack – for team communication

Canvas – for access to documents, project submissions, and access to Zoom

 UT Box – for access to documents and project submissions

Google Calendar – for scheduling and access to Zoom links

Interns can receive technical support and assistance during their initial training period for any platform above. No prior experience with these platforms is required for any position we offer.

COMMUNICATION & NORMS: Will include:

• Weekly meetings with your internship team and supervisor will be used as a time to check in on the status of daily and weekly tasks. These will also serve as a time for individual reflection about what has gone well and what could be improved.

• One-on-one check-ins with your supervisor will occur at the halfway point and end of the semester. This is an opportunity to evaluate goals and expectations set at the beginning of the semester.

• Communication with interns, supervisors, and teams will primarily occur via Slack, Zoom, or in-person.

Desired Qualities: UTeach Outreach is looking for responsible, energetic interns that are seeking to develop communication, organization, and leadership skills that will be essential and applicable in a future classroom or within any field.

Days and Times: Monday – Friday 8am-6pm

Hours Per Week: 6-10 as you request
Address: Painter Hall 4.30
Contact Details:
Mary Conovan, Program Coordinator
Conovan@uteach.utexas.edu
512-471-4992

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UTeach Math Department Intern - *pre approval required

These positions are Undergraduate Teaching Assistant positions for selected mathematics courses..

**This internship must be prearranged with Dr. Daniels. Please contact him for approval before selecting this internship**

Internship Details

Interns will assist the Instructor of Record of selected mathematics courses in a TA-like capacity. This could include assisting students in the class, holding reviews, and some minimal grading

POPULATION SERVED: UT students in mathematics courses

PLATFORMS & TOOLS: Canvas, Zoom, and other online tools as determined by the mathematics course instructor.

COMMUNICATION & NORMS: These expectations are individual to the Instructor of Record for the course, who will meet with the intern regularly.

Desired Qualities: Mathematics Major, Personable, Knowledgeable, and Good Communicators.

Days and Times: to be arranged with cooperating instructor

Hours Per Week: 10
Contact Details:
Dr. Mark Daniels, Clinical Associate Professor Mathematics
mdaniels@math.utexas.edu

UTeach Outreach

UTeach Outreach - Summer Placements (INACTIVE)

UTeach Outreach seeks qualified individuals who are dedicated to the community for our leadership team. A description of summer positions can be found at: https://outreach.uteach.utexas.edu/summer-internships
If interested, please submit an application through the website (see top right corner of page)

UT Online High School

UT Online High School Tutors

Tutors

This position offers an opportunity to: provide academic guidance to high school students in an online learning environment, monitor academic progress following a Personal Graduation Plan, state graduation requirements, and state assessments, support all levels of learners, those who need direct academic support (especially in higher-level math and science courses) as well as those who excel academically, and mentor college-bound seniors.

Internship Details

Key Job Tasks Include:

  1. monitor student progress in completing courses and meeting graduation requirements;
  2. assist students with their online courses;
  3. provide students with academic support in high school math and science course content;
  4. conduct research when curriculum questions arise;
  5. consult with subject experts and course instructors; and
  6. communicate with high school students from Texas and other states and countries as well as work with partner schools in China and Vietnam

POPULATION SERVED: UTeach interns work with UTHS Diploma students who are living throughout the world through skype.

PLATFORMS & TOOLS: Skype, box, outlook 365, Canvas.

COMMUNICATION & NORMS: Interns will have to sign a contract to work directly with UTHS students. They are trained by our site supervisor to ensure expectations are met. Student tutoring appointments are tracked daily and communication takes place routinely to ensure students are making their appointments and interns questions are being answered. Interns work is monitored through our scheduling calendar, tutoring appointment tracking log and an immediate conversation through teams when a student does not show up for a scheduled appointment. Interns will communicate with UTHS students through UTHS skype accounts and outlook 365 email. Interns have access to UTHS staff through TEAMS (calls/messages) and phone calls.

Desired Qualities: We seek individuals interested in working with high school students in person and via Skype (students live all over Texas, the US, and internationally.) We want students who want to mentor high school students in a non-traditional school environment by helping them achieve academically and providing guidance for students seeking a post-secondary education. Interns for this position should have strong communication skills.

Days and Times: up to 19 hours /week, flexible schedule (work can be done around student’s course schedule)

Hours Per Week: ~19 hours/week, flexible schedule
Address: UT Development Building, 2901 North IH-35, Austin, TX 78722
 

Contact Details:

Oscar Arroyo, M.Ed. - Associate Principal

The University of Texas at Austin  | UT High School  | 512-471-9648 |   highschool.utexas.edu

Westcave Preserve

Westcave Preserve

Westcave Preserve, located on the Pedernales River in southwest Travis County, is considered by many naturalists to be the crown jewel of the Texas Hill Country. This 76-acre nature preserve has an environmentally rich canyon with a spectacular 40-foot waterfall tumbling over fern-covered travertine columns into an emerald pool. (see www.westcave.org) Hybrid/virtual internship opportunity is available through our Social Media Internship. 

Westcave’s mission is to inspire people to develop a lifelong practice of enjoying and protecting nature.  Westcave provides weekday environmental education programs and tours to more than 3,500 children annually.  An additional 6,000 visitors participate in weekend or evening programs. 

Internship Details

Weekend interns will serve as trail guides for Preserve visitors. On the 1 ½ hour tours, interns will lead groups from an arid grassland, through a limestone crevice, into a cool, sheltered canyon to view the Preserve’s magnificent waterfall, grotto and cave. During the tour, interns will provide information on the Preserve’s natural history, geology and biology. Interns will also assist with special family programs on some weekends, work the Environmental Learning Center desk between tours and other assigned tasks to support the Preserve. Weekday interns will assist with school programs by leading guided tours for visiting schools. Other duties may include researching curriculum and specialty projects. Training will be provided for all internship positions. 

Additional Internship Social Media Intern: Remote-interns will work as a social media outreach intern to create meaningful media that aligns with Westcave’s Mission of, “inspiring people to develop a lifelong practice of enjoying and protecting nature.” The goal is to create relevant stories to encourage people to connect and learn in nature during a time of digitally-driven distancing, creating lessons related to the ecology of Westcave and surrounding area. The intern would be in charge of posting 4 to 5 days a week on Westcave’s Instagram page as well as assist the Social Media Manager in media creation and marketing. Internship duties include recording media on-site, communicating with staff and photographers regularly for photos, stories, and marketing strategies, and attending scheduled meetings with Social Media Manager to collaborate on work.  

POPULATION SERVED: The initiatives described serve broad, diverse populations, but focus primarily on low-income and urban, or low-income rural students and their teachers.

PLATFORMS & TOOLS: Interns will be expected to communicate regularly with our staff using “traditional” platforms like telephone, email and/or text, as well as other platforms like G-suite and zoom. A knowledge of citizen science platforms like iNaturalist, eBird, SEEK, and Merlin would be beneficial.

COMMUNICATION & NORMS: Westcave has written policies for employees related to use of online platforms and communication between employees, as well as those related to guest/customer interaction that interns will be expected to adhere to. We will communicate using the tools identified in question 4, and their work will be monitored throughout in the form of an agreed and adopted work-plan for the course of their internship.

Desired Qualities: A creative team-player with a curiosity and interest in the natural world with a willingness to work with the public and youth from all backgrounds. Demonstrates a commitment to the outdoors and equity. Excellent work ethic. Reliable transportation. Ability to work outside and hike 1 mile. 

Days and Times: Saturday and Sunday 9am-6pm or Monday- Friday 9am-2:30pm

Hours Per Week: 10
Address: 24814 Hamilton Pool Rd., Round Mt., TX 78663 - The Preserve is located approximately 45 minutes from downtown Austin. Some mileage reimbursement may be possible and a monthly maximum may be determined. 
 

Contact Details:

Meagan Whitehouse
Natural Science Educator
Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center
24814 Hamilton Pool Road
Round Mountain, Texas 78663

The Young Scientists Program

Kealing

Kealing MS/ LASA HS

Interns will provide academic support during tutoring sessions and assist with monitoring students’ progress, understanding of STEM concepts and completion of assignments.

Internship Details

Interns will assist students with developing good study and organization skills and encourage communication with teachers to build confidence in asking for additional help. Interns will role model effective study habits, love of learning, self-discipline, and assist with the application process for advanced programs, colleges and scholarships. Interns will also help with clerical and administrative tasks, such as organization, copy-making, and contacting students’ homes.

POPULATION SERVED: 1st gen students from low SES backgrounds underrepresented in STEM fields involved in the Young Scientists Program.

PLATFORMS & TOOLS: Students and Interns will be invited to Room 109A (on campus) to work on assignments from the BLEND platform and assist with review and corrections of content assessments. Virtual sessions are currently not an option as 99% of the students in the program are on campus.

COMMUNICATION & NORMS: TThe site supervisor will actively monitor every session and seek support for additional AISD staff to assist with monitoring sessions as needed. Interns will be required to register with Austin Partner In Education for additional tutor/mentor training resources and are required to sign the AISD Confidentiality Agreement. 

SAFETY MEASURES: All students and interns are required to wear masks at all times. PPE available upon request. Areas are cleaned prior and after use, and social distance will occur when possible.

Desired Qualities: Math and Science content knowledge. Interest in supporting 1st gen students from low SES backgrounds underrepresented in STEM fields. Ability to encourage students to build confidence and overcome challenges that come with advanced academic rigor.

Days and Times: Monday – Friday:7:30– 9:00 || 11:30 – 1:30 || 3:00 – 5:00

Hours Per Week: 5-10
Address: Kealing Middle School, 1607 Pennsylvania Ave. 78702 / LASA High School, 7309 Lazy Creek Dr. 78724 near intersection of 183/290
 

Contact Details

Nathalie Tenorio, Austin Urban Scholars/Young Scientist Program Coordinator
nathalie.tenorioordonez@austinisd.org

512-814-7025