Summer Teaching/tutoring Internships
In order to be competitive for post-graduate teaching positions in public and private schools, it is essential that you have demonstrable teaching experience with children, ideally of the ages with whom you wish to work. Possibilities include working as a camp counselor, tutor, nanny or teacher in any number of settings (private schools, museums, outdoor education centers, houses of worship, state and national parks). The resources below will help you find summer opportunities to gain this experience.
* Denotes Wesleyan alumni connection.
Idealist.org (Search under Children and Youth)
Indeed.com (Do an "advanced search")
Internships, Part-Time & Summer Jobs (via the Career Center's website)
Spotlight on Careers
Internship Programs with Schools and Youth-oriented Organizations
826National, Ann Arbor, Boston, Chicago, DC, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle. NON-teaching, unpaid internships. Interns coordinate projects, conduct research, run errands, offer administrative support, assist with national and local event-planning, update website content and more.
Breakthrough Collaborative - Click on Apply to Teach
Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, CT - Summer Teaching Program
Exploration Summer Programs - Click on "Employment" for details.
Heads Up, Head-Royce School, Oakland, CA - Mentored interns teach 6th-8th graders. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Higher Achievement Program, Alexandria, VA; Baltimore, MD, and DC.
Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, CT - Residential Fellows.
McCarton School, New York, NY - * School for autistic children.
Northfield Mount Hermon (an Upward Bound program), Mount Hermon, MA
Oasis Children's Services
Partnership for After School Education (PASE), Summer Teaching Corps, New York, NY - Contact PASE directly for information regarding the Summer Tutor positions.
St. Paul's School, Concord NH - Advanced Study Program Internship
Upward Bound - A national program offering year-round tutoring opportunities and summer internships.
Upward Bound serves high school students from low-income families and high school students from families in which neither parent holds a bachelor's degree.
Books in the Career Center Library
Guide to Summer Camps and Schools (See book in Summer section of the library)
Directory for Exceptional Children (See book in Summer section of the library)