If you’re studying for an undergraduate or master's degree and interested in teaching, an internship could help you to understand what it’s really like in the classroom.
Internships last 3 weeks, start in June or July and you’ll be paid £300 per week.
Find out how to apply, including details of teaching internship providers in each region, further down this page.
The support I had was amazing, I was treated like a member of staff, and I was welcomed by everyone.
Chloe, former teaching intern
Who can apply
You'll need to be studying for a related undergraduate or master's degree and interested in teaching one of the following:
If you’re interested in teaching a different subject, you can still get school experience and find out what it’s like to be in a classroom.
Towards the end of the internship, I was able to teach parts of lessons that I had planned, and I really started to find my feet at the front of the classroom.
Ben, former teaching intern
What you'll experience
You'll get a feel for what life as a teacher is like. Your internship will give you an opportunity to:
- shadow experienced teachers and observe lessons
- jointly plan and teach lessons
- get one-to-one guidance from outstanding classroom teachers and subject specialists
- see what school life is like for a teacher outside of the classroom
I observed lessons, provided 1:1 support to pupils, and even taught classes! The internship was particularly beneficial in providing a unique insight into teacher training and the application process.
Carly, former teaching intern
Steps to apply
You must apply directly to one of the teaching internship providers below by following these steps:
- Find a teaching internship provider delivering the programme near you and review the areas where they have partner schools.
- Use the link to their website to find out further details and how to apply.
- Maximise the chances of your application succeeding with free one-to-one support from an explore teaching adviser.
Find a teaching internship in your region
Select a region:
- East Midlands
- East of England
- North East
- North West
- South East
- South West
- West Midlands
- Yorkshire and the Humber