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TEACH.org member Briana Peterson
Gain Experience. Gain Perspective.
You don’t have to walk into your career choice blindly. Real-world exposure can help you determine if teaching is the right fit for you.
You don’t have to walk into your career choice blindly. Real-world exposure can help you determine if teaching is the right fit for you.

Get Your Hands Dirty

There are a number of ways that you can get deeper exposure to teaching to both decide whether teaching is for you and to start building your skills as an aspiring teacher.

Sign up for TEACH.org in the main menu to receive information about specific internships, conferences and webinars, and read more below for general suggestions for opportunities to gain exposure and experience.

Why

Summer teaching internships generally involve teaching summer school to K-12 students and are arguably the best way to try out teaching. Internships help you:

  • Gain experience and exposure. Allows you to harness and apply your education to gain first-hand exposure to working in the real world while further educating you on the practice of teaching.

  • Learn more about yourself. Encourages personal development that enables you to better understand your goals in the field of education and how to achieve them.

  • Transition into a future position. Employers appreciate hiring those they have already invested time and resources into, and would be more inclined to hire a recent intern at their company.

Where to look

  • If you’re in college or a recent graduate, check your career center and online sites like LinkedIn, WayUp, LookSharp, Indeed and Idealist.org. Each of those sites have good internship opportunities targeted toward college students and recent graduates.

  • TEACH.org shares high-quality opportunities with our subscribers.

  • Summer Internships
  • Introductory Coursework
  • Extracurriculars
  • Conferences for Educators