In its 19th year, The Learning Project’s Teacher Training Internship Program provides a rich opportunity for six beginning teachers to train directly with experienced mentor teachers and to develop their own teaching skills by working daily in the classroom. Interns have two different classroom placements over the course of the year and they are considered an integral part of the classroom team and of the school. Interns are given significant, independent responsibility, as well as substantial guidance and support. There is a carefully outlined “progression” of responsibilities each Intern is expected to fulfill during each placement, culminating in a take-over week where Interns switch places with the Classroom Head. Interns meet weekly with their mentor teachers and also as a cohort in seminar with the Director of Academics to learn about teaching techniques and to discuss their classroom experience. Interns also supervise children in the After School Program.
In recent years, many of our Interns have entered into the Program directly after college and with an interest in exploring teaching as a career. Others have come after several years in different professions. Still others have joined while doing work on a M.Ed. degree, and many have used their placement to meet student teaching requirements.
Interns receive a medical benefit (90%) plus a $24,000 yearly stipend, paid monthly from September to June.
Procedures for Application
We are accepting applications for the 2016-2017 school year. There is no deadline for applying for the Internship Program; positions are filled on a “rolling basis” with interviews beginning in the winter and continuing through the spring and, sometimes, even into the summer. Please consider coming to one of our monthly Intern Open Houses when submitting application materials.
Open House Schedule (please note that our Open Houses are from 2:00-3:00pm beginning with a tour of the school at 2:00pm):
- October 2, 2015
- November 20, 2015
- December 11, 2015
- January 22, 2016
- February 26, 2016
- March 25, 2016
- April 29, 2016
- May 20, 2016
A complete application will include:
- Application Cover Page
- A cover letter introducing yourself and describing your interest in the program (please indicate how you learned about the program)
- Your resume
- A copy of your official or unofficial undergraduate and, if applicable, graduate transcript(s)
- Two or more letters of reference
Application material should be sent to:
The Learning Project Elementary School Internship Program
107 Marlborough Street
Boston, MA 02116
Qualified candidates will be notified by the school to arrange a mutually convenient visit and interview.