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.

Mission Hill Middle School 

The Academic Progress Coordinator/RTI at Mission Hill Middle School reached out to Cal Teach to share information about part-time job opportunities available at Mission Hill Middle School. Please see the information below regarding the current openings. If you are interested and/or have any questions, please contact Dana Cooper (dcooper@sccs.net). 

We have (3) new positions at Mission Hill Middle School: 

  • Paraeducator Academic Intervention - Math - Limited Term - Flexible hours (12-18 hours per week)
  • Paraeducator Academic Intervention - English - Limited Term - Flexible hours (12-18 hours per week)
  • Paraeducator Afterschool Programs - 10 hrs. - MTTh 2-4:30PM, W 1-3:30PM

Please use the following links to apply: 

Paraeducator Academic Intervention - Math-https://www.edjoin.org/Home/DistrictJobPosting/1488328   
Paraeducator Academic Intervention - English-https://www.edjoin.org/Home/DistrictJobPosting/1488334
Paraeducator Afterschool Programs - 10 hrs.-https://www.edjoin.org/Home/DistrictJobPosting/1488337
Harbor High School
 Harbor High School is looking to hire UCSC Cal Teach students as part time paraeducators to work as tutors for students in science and math -- up to 17 hours a week, with flexible scheduling! If you are interested, please contact Emily Maddox (emaddox@ucsc.edu) and she will connect you with the Harbor High School principal to discuss the application process and details about the position.

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 9/1/21, GEAR UP is hiring for 30 spots and reached out to Cal Teach UCSC if we had any interested students. This is a paid Internship program offering 16-18 hours of work a week at $16.00 per hour. 

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


Places to look for current Outside Opportunities

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 the learning of science and mathematics for all, especially those who have limited access to science." They provide curriculum material, professional development programs, 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! 

Monterey Bay Aquarium InternshipsThe aquarium often has great internships available. 

Residential Environmental Education Programs

San Mateo County Outdoor Education
Outdoor education involves teaching major program concepts to fifth and sixth-grade students, enforcing safety and discipline standards, counseling students, assisting in supervising and evaluating high school cabin leaders, and serving as a link between teachers, cabin leaders, and students. For more information visit their website!

Santa Cruz County Outdoor Education
Visit the website for more information regarding internships! 

Peace Corps
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 occurring on September 17, 2019.

State Park Docent Programs

Henry Cowell State Park  
Do you enjoy nature and being outdoors? Do you want to share knowledge with others and promote conservation and stewardship? This is your opportunity to join our team of dedicated volunteers who rove the trails, interact with visitors, host at the visitor center, and in general contribute to the inspiration, education, and enjoyment of park visitors. Docent and camp hosts positions are available. 

Natural Bridges State Beach 
Do you enjoy nature and being outdoors? Do you have a strong wish to give to the community, promote conservation and stewardship, and share knowledge with others? You can join the volunteers at Natural Bridges State Beach. Volunteer training varies depending on the time of year. For more information visit the website.  

UCSC Programs 

Field Inquiry Nature Exploration Program
For more information, visit the website! 

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

Seymour Marine Discovery Center (Coastal Science Campus)
School Programs Teaching & Project Interns: College students or college graduates can become part of our outstanding team of School Programs Instructors who teach engaging, hands-on, marine science activities to visiting school groups in our seawater and teaching labs. Learn to lead engaging tours to Long Marine Lab’s blue and gray whale skeletons, marine mammal research overlook, invertebrate and shark touch pools, and more. Gain valuable knowledge and experience as a science educator through teaching a wide range of marine science concepts to students ranging in age from kindergarten to community college.

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!