Internship Placement

Internship Choice Form

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

 

Cedars International Academy

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Cedars International Academy - Middle School (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 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) (INACTIVE)

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

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

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

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:
Julie Graham, Education Coordinator
jgraham@wildflower.org
512-232-0249

MathHappens.org

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Math Happens Intern

MathHappens Foundation is renewing our focus on access to learning. We are seeking new, creative, diverse and off screen ways to make mathematics more accessible.

Internship Details

MathHappens Foundation is continuing our work with informal education institutions like museums and the nature and science center to provide math activities for the public.  We are also launching a library program and SE Branch and the Central Library where we will offer tutoring and a variety of activities as well as occasional family program. We are seeking new, creative, diverse and off screen ways to make mathematics more accessible.

Interns will be working on mathematics programming to support museums and cultural centers with a focus on incorporating physical models and hands on activities. In addition, we will be researching ideas and exhibits, creating math content for placement in the newspaper and working on programs for the libraries. We have been creating math activities kits and plan to continue this into fall.

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

Thinkery

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Thinkery

Thinkery hosts weekly summer camps for Pre K-5th students with exciting themes such as human biology, fantasy-land designing, and all things flight. Camps are hosted in the museum and utilize gallery space to enrich learning activities. Interns will have the opportunity to practice classroom management, curriculum execution, and inspire young STEAM learners

Internship Details

Interns will assist in daily classroom activities at Thinkery summer camps and assess the effectiveness of the curriculum used. Each intern will focus on a particular age group (Pre-K; 1-2; or 3-5 grade) for the summer and work alongside Thinkery staff to provide an educational, inclusive, fun, and safe experience for campers. Interns will also be asked to provide analysis, feedback, and suggestions for the curriculum used in the classroom. To learn more about Thinkery summer camps, visit: https://thinkeryaustin.org/camp/ While Thinkery hosts off-site camps in Cedar Park and South Austin, UTeach interns will be placed at Thinkery museum.

POPULATION SERVED: Thinkery camps serve a diverse population of K-5th grade students. Through the Open Door Initiative, several students in each classroom each week receive financial aid for summer camp tuition. Thinkery is committed to removing or reducing barriers to accessing our programs to serve all kids in our community. Interns will primarily be working with pre-school through 5th grade students.

PLATFORMS & TOOLS: Microsoft Teams is our primary platform for internal communication, training will be provided as needed

COMMUNICATION & NORMS: The Intern(s) will participate in our pre-summer camp training (June 1-3) for all staff which includes child safety practices, program and curriculum details, CPR training (if not already certified), professional expectations, and team building. The intern(s) will be supervised throughout the summer by the Director of Educational Programs who is on-site full-time. This will be done through weekly check-ins, a formal mid-summer feedback form, and daily oversight.

Desired Qualities: The Intern(s) demonstrate an ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment and display a passion for STEAM learning. The intern(s) practice Thinkery’s core competencies of: community, accountability, collaboration, valuing difference, nimble learning, and building trust. IMPORTANT: All Thinkery staff, interns, and volunteers must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by their start date (unless medically exempt). Interns will also undergo a background check (cost covered by Thinkery) in order to participate. If you have any questions or concerns about these requirements, or if you have a medical exemption for vaccination, please reach out to medwards@thinkeryaustin.org for more information.d.

Days and Times: M-F 8:45am-12:45pm or 1pm-5pm

Hours Per Week: up to 20
Address: 1830 Simond Ave. Austin, TX 78723
Contact Details:
Madeleine Edwards
Volunteer Resources Managermedwards@thinkeryaustin.org

Westcave Preserve

Westcave Preserve

Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center has two core programs: the operation of its stunning 76-Preserve on the edge of the Pedernales River in far-western Travis County, and, its work as the backbone of the Children in Nature Collaborative of Austin. Westcave’s work is at home in restorative conservation and extends to its success leading the charge to provide equitable access to nature for children and families in Central Texas. www.westcave.org

Hybrid and virtual internship opportunities are available, per your request. 

Internship Details

Remote-interns will work in a variety of capacities, primarily with our education and executive team in our efforts to create opportunities for school children, their families, and the families of their teachers to connect and learn in nature during a time of digitally-driven distancing. Using our Preserve as a resource, interns will help with outreach, data collection, and digitally-driven lesson design related to the ecology, geology or Texas.

Additionally, they will have the opportunity to work with our Executive Director and leadership team as we expand our work with the City of Austin’s “Nature Based Libraries” initiative, and our new program offered in conjunction with the LBJ National Historical Park and Teton Science Schools to build and bring place-based education to rural educators in Central Texas through the lens of LBJ’s environmental legacy.

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: Curiosity chasers with a strong, demonstrated commitment to equity driven by functional, systems-literacy and constructivist learning philosophy (place-based, project-based, inquiry-based, interest-based, service-based, etc.)

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
Contact Details:
Lindsay Loftin, Environmental Education Programs Manager
lindsay@westcave.org
512.656.5108

UTeach

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Step Peer Mentors (INACTIVE)

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 rodriguez@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 (INACTIVE)

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

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)