Teaching Internship Programme

A teaching internship gives you the opportunity to spend three weeks in a school and find out what teaching is really like. You’ll experience being in a classroom, gain new skills, and be paid £300 per week. 

Teaching internships take place during June and July. Places fill up quickly.

Teaching internships are only available for certain subjects. To take part, you’ll need to be studying for a degree related to the subject you want to teach.

Teaching Internship Programme 2023

This Department for Education Get into Teaching funded scheme offers undergraduates interested in teaching chemistry, computing, modern foreign languages, maths or physics the opportunity to gain invaluable school experience.  

Interns will receive a £300/week bursary for the three-week programme, totalling £900.  

In addition to the generous bursary, participants’ opportunities will include:  

  • Discovering the power of teaching to improve the life chances of students 
  • Obtaining practical experience in the classroom  
  • Being involved in the whole school experience  
  • Experiencing outstanding teacher training  
  • Developing skills for their CV  
  • Receiving guidance and support with a teacher training application  

Undergraduates may be eligible for a paid teaching internship if they are:

  • In any year of a related undergraduate degree e.g. computer science, engineering, French, German, Spanish, maths, chemistry or physics.
  • Interested in teaching secondary chemistry, computing, modern foreign languages, maths or physics.

Internship programmes in the Saffron TS Hub area - June/July 2023

In the Saffron TS Hub area (Braintree, Chelmsford, Epping Forest, Harlow, Uttlesford), three internship programmes are being offered for June/July 2023.

These programmes offer undergraduates interested in teaching secondary chemistry, computing, modern foreign languages, maths or physics the opportunity to gain invaluable school experience.  

Expand the headings below to find out more about each of these internship programmes and how to apply.

Saffron Walden County High School - CTSN SCITT 

For full details and to apply visit https://ctsnscitt.info/stem-internships/

Contact: Jane Catley jcatley@camteach.org.uk

Download the CTSN SCITT internship flyer here

Westcliff High School for Girls - SETSA

For full details and to apply visit https://www.setsa.info/1567/teaching-internship-programme-2023

Contact: s.white@setsa.info

Download the SETSA internship flyer here

Benfleet Team Supporting All (BTSA)

BTSA is delighted to be able to offer Maths, Physics, MFL and Computing undergraduates the opportunity to participate in a three-week paid internship based at a school in Essex during June/July 2023.

As part of a government drive to attract undergraduates in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) and languages, the BTSA has received funding to support a 3-week paid internship programme to provide undergraduates with the opportunity to experience school life and the classroom environment. The internship programme aims to help undergraduates decide if teaching is for them and to support them in making a future ITT (initial teacher training) application. 

For full details and to apply visit http://www.btsa.uk/internship-scheme/

Further information about teaching internships, including details of internships in other areas, is available on the DfE Get into Teaching website.