Statewide Student Initiatives SITE Intern - Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Statewide Student Initiatives SITE Intern

Hours/Shift/Work Schedule:  This position is a full time temporary position from mid-May through early August, 2018. 


SITESummer Internships for Tomorrow’s Educators—provides college education and STEM majors with training, mentorship and support, feedback, and classroom opportunities to teach IMSA-created, hands-on, minds-on  STEM content to students in IMSA’s summer programs.  SITE interns receive training in inquiry-based teaching techniques, material preparation, classroom management, and the elements of successful informal STEM learning. SITE interns work and teach alongside IMSA high school students who are part of the ALLIES program, a STEM leadership and teacher development program for high school students. Site interns receive a weekly stipend.

All of IMSA’s programs are directed by IMSA staff and many of our day programs in Aurora and Chicago are taught by members of IMSA’s Allies or SITE programs. These internships are based at IMSA's Aurora, IL campus, with some travel to IMSA's field sites (Chicago and Springfield). This internship would begin the week of May 21 and conclude August 3, with some possible weeks off at the end of June or the first week in July. General hours are 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., with some possible travel to field sites.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Team or individually teach lessons from IMSA-designed program specific lesson plans based on specific directions in each lesson plan
  • Assist with participant check-in, drop-off, departure, lunch/recess and other facilitation needs of Summer@IMSA student enrichment programs
  • Interact daily with program campers and staff
  • Help provide a fun, engaging experience for Summer@IMSA campers
  • Supervise campers
  • Assist with clean-up and storage of materials at the end of the program.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • One year of college
  • STEM or Education major
  • Experience working with elementary-aged students
  • Experience handling multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills in relating to multiple audiences including students, parents, staff, and community members
  • Proficiency with computer applications such as word processing, and Excel


Preference will be given to candidates who additionally possess the following:

  • Experience working with young students in an educational setting
  • Experience working with diverse populations


These positions are is a temporary, full-time, non-exempt, employment-at-will positions.  Start date for them is as early as mid-May 2018 and extends into the first week of August 2018.  Position compensation is $10.25/hr. 


Interested individuals must apply through the SITE Application Portal

The Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer providing equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, sex, age, religion or national origin.  This policy also includes the handicapped and all disabled Vietnam era veterans.  IMSA utilizes only job-related criteria in making decisions concerning applicants and employees.