College Internship Opportunities (SITE)

SITE Program Overview – ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS NOW!

Summer Internships for Tomorrow’s Educators
The application portal is open and can be accessed here.
SITE – Summer 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 an hourly salary. These internships are based at IMSA’s Aurora, IL campus, but will require some work done remotely during the month of June. Internship will run from June 1 through end of July, General hours are 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Here’s how the application process works for aspiring SITE interns:
  • Complete the application with several short essay questions.
  • Provide one recommendation as part of the application process. You may have your recommender email this to: studentenrichment@imsa.edu.
  • Application Deadline: March 30 – decisions will be made on a rolling basis, so it benefits you to get your application completed early.
  • The final cohort of interns will be selected by mid-April

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Rising college sophomore,  junior,  or senior or enrolled in a graduate program the fall following the internship
  • STEM or education major; preference given to STEM Education majors or those pursuing a career in STEM education.
This application requires one Reference Form. Please forward the form to a supervisor who knows you well from either a school or work setting. They will complete and submit directly to IMSA.