Outside Intern/Job Opportunities

Cal Teach is often notified of outside opportunities such as internships, jobs, volunteering, and workshops that would be excellent supplemental experiences for Cal Teach students.

We will list current opportunities here for informational use. It is the responsibility of the student to apply to and follow up with these experiences. Cal Teach is happy to provide any documentation we may have that could be helpful for your application process.

Specific Known Current Outside Opportunities (updated 5/19/20)

Budapest Semesters in Mathematics Education 
Budapest Semesters in Mathematics Education (BSME) has influenced many students, some who are pursuing a teaching license in mathematics and others who are mathematics majors curious about the Hungarian pedagogy based on guided discovery. The Hungarian pedagogy is the focus of the BSME program (more information about Hungarian pedagogy here: bsmeducation.com/hungarian-approach/.)

The BSME application deadlines are as follows:

  • Application deadline for Summer 2020 term has been extended to June 15.
    •  BSME Summer Online Program - Application Deadline Extended
  • Application deadline for Fall 2020 semester is May 1
  • Application deadline for Spring 2021 semester is Nov. 1

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis so students are encouraged to start their applications now at bsmeducation.com/application/. We also welcome recent college graduates to apply, including current seniors and in-service teachers. Please let Cal Teach know if you apply — we'd love to know how it goes so we can share the info with future students. 

City Year 
During this uncertain time, City Year is a unique opportunity for young people to not only make a positive impact on students, schools and communities, but it is also an  opportunity to invest in themselves and use service to develop skills they’ll need in future careers or educational opportunities. No matter what the start to the next school year brings, City Year AmeriCorps members will be there to support students whether it is in person or virtually.

The next application deadline is on May 29. After that, they will be accepting applications on a rolling basis. Learn more and apply here!: http://pages.cityyear.org/HQI-MACRFY20RecommenderReferralForm20-21corps_LP-RecommenderReferral.html 

GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) hires college students to work in the local middle schools in the Pajaro Valley area as Academic Interns serving as tutors and advisors.

As of 4/23/20, GEAR UP is hiring for 18 spots and reached out to Cal Teach UCSC in case we had any interested students. This is a paid Internship program offering about 16-18 hours of work a week at $14.50 per hour. Due to COVID-19, we have shifted to continue providing services online, therefore, those hired will work from home.

Interested Cal Teach students should contact Victoria Vasquez-Alvarez (the Student Employment Coordinator at GEAR UP) directly at vvasque6@ucsc.edu or call at 831-227-3894. See the flyers below for more information!

Academic interns GEAR UP flyer
Family Involvement interns GEAR UP flyer

SJSU Americorps VISTA Learning Assistant Coordinator Position
The SJSU Americorps Learning Assistant Program is recruiting for a full-time coordinator for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021. Any recent graduates who were LAs, who would like an opportunity to work full time for a year before going to grad school or getting into a permanent position, may be interested in this position. It is in any Cal Teach applicant's interest to tell someone in the Cal Teach staff that you are applying for this position. Click the following links to learn more information about the program, benefits, application process, and all available positions (includes positions other than LA Coordinator position).
SJSU AmeriCorps VISTA Learning Assistant Coordinator Position


Places to look for current Outside Opportunities


CK-12 Internships
CK-12 is the Wikipedia equivalent of classroom curriculum, opensource and free. Teachers can use their curriculum for free, can edit the CK-12 books, or upload their own curriculums as “flex books” to share with other teachers. CK-12 Foundation is recruiting stellar Math Content interns to help produce and maintain web-based math content. 

COSMOS Resident Assistant
COSMOS is UCSC's 4-week residential summer school for talented and motivated high school students with high interest and achievement in science and math. Each year they recruit Resident Assistants to support the program.

Creative Brain Learning
Creative Brain Learning provides enrichment programs in the form of after school programs, enrichment classes and camps, etc. Their mission "is to provide quality educational opportunities and products designed to spark students’ creativity and imagination." Here is a link to their job search page!

iD Tech Summer Camp
iD Tech holds technology & STEM-focused summer education camps where you could be a Camp Director or Camp Instructor! This group specifically reached out to Cal Teach hoping to recruit our awesome Cal Teach students.

Environmental Education (K-12) Internships
There are all sorts of environmental education internships around our area! Many options are listed on UCSC Environmental Studies' website. 

Galileo Innovation Camp for Kids
This summer camp serves children ages Pre-K through 8th grade and holds themed or "major-focused" summer camp that focuses on innovation. Summer jobs are available at multiple locations. "Working at a Galileo camp means joining a vibrant educational movement"!

Lawrence Hall of the Sciences
The Lawrence Hall of the Sciences at UC Berkeley is on a mission to "inspire and foster learning of science and mathematics for all, especially those who have limited access to science." They provide curriculum material, professional development programs, and and hands-on learning experiences from their science center. The Lawrence Hall of the Sciences offers both staff and student jobs - click the link above to learn about what current offerings are available! 

Life Lab
Life Lab has organic gardening internships available all year long! 

Monterey Bay Aquarium Internships
The aquarium often has great internships available. 

Monterey Bay Internships
This website lists many available internships and has a lot of useful functionality to help connect you with internships/employers. Click the link above for more detail.

Peace Corps - Secondary Education Math & Science Teaching
Peace Corps volunteers are now teaching science and math around the world while empowering children and communities in underserved areas. This opportunity is currently offered in exciting and exotic locations such as Sierra Leone, Guinea, Ghana, Liberia, Tanzania, Namibia, and Mozambique! Volunteers provide formal instruction in schools with grades similar to US grades 7-10. Volunteer classrooms are very basic and contain few resources. A Peace Corps application workshop will be occuring on September 17, 2019.
Successful volunteers have the opportunity to apply for a California Teaching Credential via Peace Corps upon completion.

STEM through Sports Opportunity
As of 11/6/19, Sports for Learning is looking to hire college students for part time opportunities teaching STEM through soccer and basketball at local elementary and middle schools around San Jose, CA! They are looking to hire coaches who can start as soon as next week, so act fast if this is something that interests you! They offer $20/hour and have a flexible schedule. At the moment, their closest program is at Bernal Middle School in San Jose. Interested? Email: ashley@sportsforlearning.com and say that Cal Teach UCSC sent you!

Beyond the current openings, Sports for Learning may have other positions throughout the year that interest you. Sports for Learning is based in Long Beach, CA but offers programming up in other areas occasionally (such as San Jose).