College Internship Opportunities (SITE)
SITE Program Overview
Summer Internships for Tomorrow’s Educators
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. Internship will run from mid-May through end of July, General hours are 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
The application for summer 2021 will open in December, 2020.
Here’s how the application process works for aspiring SITE interns:
- Complete the applicationwith several short essay questions.
- Provide two recommendations as part of the application process
Priority Application Deadline: January 30; regular 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 early April.
- Rising college sophomore, junior, or senior or enrolled in a graduate program the fall following the internship
- STEM or education major
This application requires two Reference Forms
. Please forward the forms to two people who know you well from either a school or work setting. They will complete and submit directly to IMSA.