Get teaching experience with an internship

If you’re studying for an undergraduate or master's degree and interested in teaching, an internship could help you to understand what it’s really like in the classroom.

Internships last 3 weeks, start in June or July and you’ll be paid from £300 per week.

Find out how to apply, including details of teaching internship providers in each region, further down this page.

The support I had was amazing, I was treated like a member of staff, and I was welcomed by everyone.

Chloe, former teaching intern

Who can apply

You'll need to be studying for a related undergraduate or master's degree and interested in teaching one of the following:

  • chemistry
  • computing
  • languages
  • maths
  • physics

If you’re interested in teaching a different subject, you can still get school experience and find out what it’s like to be in a classroom.

Towards the end of the internship, I was able to teach parts of lessons that I had planned, and I really started to find my feet at the front of the classroom.

Ben, former teaching intern

What you'll experience

You'll get a feel for what life as a teacher is like. Your internship will give you an opportunity to:

  • shadow experienced teachers and observe lessons
  • jointly plan and teach lessons
  • get one-to-one guidance from outstanding classroom teachers and subject specialists
  • see what school life is like for a teacher outside of the classroom

I observed lessons, provided 1:1 support to pupils, and even taught classes! The internship was particularly beneficial in providing a unique insight into teacher training and the application process.

Carly, former teaching intern

Steps to apply

You must apply directly to one of the teaching internship providers below by following these steps:

  1. Find a teaching internship provider delivering the programme near you and review the areas where they have partner schools.
  2. Use the link to their website to find out further details and how to apply.
  3. Maximise the chances of your application succeeding with free one-to-one support from an explore teaching adviser.

Find a teaching internship in your region

Select a region:

East Midlands


Applications: Open
Subjects: chemistry, computing, maths, physics, languages
Areas: Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Name: Julie Hefferman

Applications: Open
Subjects: chemistry, computing, maths, physics, languages
Areas: North Northamptonshire, Nottingham, West Northamptonshire
Name: Claire Amed

Applications: Open
Subjects: chemistry, computing, maths, physics, languages
Areas: Derbyshire, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Name: Tammy Elward

Applications: Open
Subjects: chemistry, computing, maths, physics, languages
Areas: Derbyshire
Name: Stacey Williams

Applications: Open
Subjects: chemistry, computing, maths, physics, languages
Areas: Leicester, Leicestershire
Name: Emma Lowe

Applications: Open
Subjects: chemistry, computing, maths, physics, languages
Areas: Bassetlaw, Derby, Lincolnshire, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Name: Vanessa Scott

Applications: Open
Subjects: chemistry, computing, maths, physics, languages
Areas: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Name: Rebecca Morgan-Jones

Applications: Closed
Subjects: chemistry, computing, maths, physics, languages
Areas: Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire
Name: Emma Sikora

Applications: Open
Subjects: chemistry, computing, maths, physics, languages
Areas: Bassetlaw, Lincolnshire, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Name: Administrator

East of England


Applications: Closed
Subjects: chemistry, computing, maths, physics, languages
Areas: Barnet, Hertfordshire
Name: Nicola Nicolaou

Applications: Open
Subjects: chemistry, maths, physics, languages
Areas: Bedford, Central Bedfordshire
Name: Susanne Combe

Applications: Open
Subjects: chemistry, computing, maths, physics, languages
Areas: Essex, Southend on Sea
Name: Maxine Howard

Applications: Open
Subjects: chemistry, computing, maths, physics, languages
Areas: Norfolk
Name: Claire Amed

Applications: Closed
Subjects: chemistry, computing, maths, physics, languages
Areas: Essex
Name: Jo Fogg

Applications: Open
Subjects: chemistry, computing, maths, physics
Areas: Suffolk
Name: Ellie Colton

Applications: Closed
Subjects: chemistry, computing, maths, physics, languages
Areas: Suffolk
Name: Miss Mary Hallett

Applications: Open
Subjects: chemistry, computing, maths, physics, languages
Areas: Norfolk, Suffolk
Name: Eleanor Martin

Applications: Open
Subjects: chemistry, maths, physics, languages
Areas: Bedford, Central Bedfordshire
Name: Vicki Walsh

Applications: Open
Subjects: chemistry, computing, maths, physics, languages
Areas: Essex, Southend-on-Sea
Name: Sarah White, Rebecca Geoghegan

Applications: Open
Subjects: chemistry, computing, maths, physics, languages
Areas: Thurrock
Name: Jose Oliveira/Jacqui Aldrich

Applications: Open
Subjects: chemistry, computing, maths, physics, languages
Areas: Hertfordshire
Name: Claire Ruthven

Applications: Open
Subjects: chemistry, computing, maths, physics, languages
Areas: Essex
Name: Sophie Venables

London


Applications: Closed
Subjects: chemistry, computing, maths, physics, languages
Areas: Bromley
Name: Jo Fogg

Applications: Open
Subjects: maths, physics
Areas: Tower Hamlets
Name: Ben Sperring

Applications: Closed
Subjects: chemistry, computing, maths, physics, languages
Areas: Barnet, Enfield, Haringey
Name: Kate Dowling

Applications: Open
Subjects: chemistry, maths, physics, languages
Areas: Fulham, Hammersmith and Fulham, Lambeth, Westminster
Name: Lianne Tomaszewska

Applications: Open
Subjects: chemistry, maths, physics, languages
Areas: Hounslow, Hillingdon, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Richmond upon Thames, Kingston, Wandsworth, Lambeth, Southwark, Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea, City of Westminster, City of London
Name: Ryan Holmes

Applications: Open
Subjects: chemistry, computing, maths, physics, languages
Areas: Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith and Fulham, Harrow, Kensington and Chelsea, Wandsworth, West Berkshire, Westminster
Name: Patrick Lanigan

Applications: Open
Subjects: chemistry, computing, maths, physics, languages
Areas: Bexley, Brent, Bromley, Croydon, Greenwich, Haringey, Havering, Lambeth, Merton, Newham, Southwark, Sutton, Tower Hamlets, Wandsworth, Westminster
Name: Jose Oliveira/Jacqui Aldrich

Applications: Closed
Subjects: chemistry, computing, maths, physics, languages
Areas: Richmond upon Thames
Name: Claire Lane

North East


Applications: Open
Subjects: chemistry, computing, maths, physics, languages
Areas: County Durham, Durham, Gateshead, Northumberland, Sunderland
Name: Anna Herdman

Applications: Closed
Subjects: chemistry, computing, maths, physics, languages
Areas: Darlington, Durham, Gateshead, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Newcastle upon Tyne, North Tyneside, Northumberland, South Tyneside, Stockton on Tees, Sunderland
Name: Sarah McGee

Applications: Open
Subjects: chemistry, computing, maths, physics, languages
Areas: County Durham, Durham, Northumberland, Sunderland
Name: Susan Ingram

Applications: Open
Subjects: chemistry, computing, maths, physics, languages
Areas: Gateshead, Hartlepool, Newcastle, Northumberland, Stockton-on-Tees, Sunderland
Name: Meriem Lairini

Applications: Closed
Subjects: chemistry, computing, maths, physics, languages
Areas: Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland, Stockton on Tees
Name: Emma Sikora

North West


Applications: Open
Subjects: chemistry, computing, maths, physics, languages
Areas: Halton, Liverpool, Sefton, Wirral
Name: Alison Brady

Applications: Open
Subjects: chemistry, computing, maths, physics
Areas: Bury, Cheshire West and Chester, Manchester, Oldham, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford, Wigan
Name: Hilary Langmead-Jones

Applications: Open
Subjects: chemistry, computing, maths, physics, languages
Areas: Manchester
Name: Fazia Chowdhury

Applications: Closed
Subjects: chemistry, computing, maths, physics, languages
Areas: Manchester, Oldham, Salford
Name: Andy Gibson

Applications: Open
Subjects: chemistry, computing, maths, physics, languages
Areas: Cumbria
Name: Katy Birks

Applications: Open
Subjects: chemistry, computing, maths, physics, languages
Areas: Bolton, Liverpool, Warrington
Name: Diane Lloyd

Applications: Open
Subjects: chemistry, computing, maths, physics, languages
Areas: Bolton
Name: Meriem Lairini

Applications: Open
Subjects: chemistry, computing, maths, physics, languages
Areas: Halton
Name: Eleanor Martin

Applications: Closed
Subjects: chemistry, computing, maths, physics, languages
Areas: St Helens, Wigan
Name: Emma Sikora

Applications: Open
Subjects: chemistry, computing, maths, physics, languages
Areas: Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford, Wigan
Name: Graeme Balfour

Applications: Open
Subjects: chemistry, computing, maths, physics, languages
Areas: Calderdale, Kirklees
Name: Janet Brierley

Applications: Open
Subjects: chemistry, computing, maths, physics, languages
Areas: Chorley, Halton, Lancashire, Leigh, Ormskirk, Skelmersdale, Warrington, Wigan
Name: Sarah Holland

South East


Applications: Open
Subjects: chemistry, computing, maths, physics, languages
Areas: Milton Keynes
Name: Claire Amed

Applications: Closed
Subjects: chemistry, computing, maths, physics, languages
Areas: East Sussex, Hampshire, Kent, West Sussex
Name: Jo Fogg

Applications: Open
Subjects: chemistry, computing, maths, physics, languages
Areas: Surrey
Name: Joanna Jones

Applications: Open
Subjects: chemistry, computing, maths, physics, languages
Areas: Hampshire
Name: Clare Adams

Applications: Open
Subjects: chemistry, computing, maths, physics, languages
Areas: Windsor and Maidenhead
Name: Maria Avellano

Applications: Open
Subjects: chemistry, computing, maths, physics, languages
Areas: Oxfordshire, Berkshire, and Wiltshire
Name: James Thomas

Applications: Open
Subjects: chemistry, computing, maths, physics, languages
Areas: Kent, Medway, Portsmouth
Name: Sophie Venables

Applications: Open
Subjects: chemistry, computing, maths, physics, languages
Areas: Slough, Surrey
Name: Emily Bertolone

Applications: Open
Subjects: chemistry, computing, maths, physics, languages
Areas: Hampshire, Surrey
Name: Liz Wylie

South West


Applications: Open
Subjects: chemistry, computing, maths, physics, languages
Areas: Bristol, West Berkshire, Wiltshire
Name: Emma Hawes

Applications: Open
Subjects: chemistry, computing, maths, physics, languages
Areas: Gloucestershire, South Gloucestershire, Wiltshire
Name: Tim Connole

Applications: Open
Subjects: chemistry, computing, maths, physics, languages
Areas: Bournemouth Christchurch and Poole, Dorset
Name: Clare Adams

Applications: Open
Subjects: chemistry, computing, maths, physics, languages
Areas: Devon, Plymouth
Name: Abby Spearing

Applications: Open
Subjects: chemistry, computing, maths, physics, languages
Areas: Devon, Plymouth, Torbay
Name: Sophie Venables

Applications: Open
Subjects: chemistry, computing, maths, physics, languages
Areas: Devon, Plymouth, Somerset, Torbay
Name: Sophie Brown

West Midlands


Applications: Closed
Subjects: chemistry, computing, maths, physics, languages
Areas: Birmingham, Staffordshire, Warwickshire
Name: Robert Bloomfield

Applications: Open
Subjects: chemistry, computing, maths, physics, languages
Areas: Birmingham, Staffordshire, Walsall, Wolverhampton
Name: Michael Eszrenyi

Applications: Closed
Subjects: chemistry, computing, maths, physics, languages
Areas: Birmingham, Solihull
Name: Angela Hodgin

Applications: Open
Subjects: chemistry, computing, maths, physics, languages
Areas: Staffordshire, Warwickshire
Name: Claire Amed

Applications: Open
Subjects: chemistry, computing, maths, physics, languages
Areas: Sandwell, Stoke on Trent
Name: Eleanor Martin

Applications: Open
Subjects: chemistry, computing, maths, physics, languages
Areas: Herefordshire, Worcestershire
Name: Andy Duffy

Applications: Open
Subjects: chemistry, computing, maths, physics, languages
Areas: Cheshire East, Cheshire West and Chester, Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent
Name: Sam Chater

Applications: Open
Subjects: chemistry, computing, maths, physics
Areas: Birmingham, Solihull
Name: Anthony Jones

Applications: Closed
Subjects: chemistry, computing, maths, physics, languages
Areas: Coventry, Warwickshire
Name: Katie Williams

Applications: Open
Subjects: chemistry, computing, maths, physics, languages
Areas: Sandwell, Staffordshire, Warwickshire
Name: Michelle Borders

Applications: Open
Subjects: chemistry, computing, maths, physics, languages
Areas: Dudley, Staffordshire
Name: Nathalie Gotting

Yorkshire and the Humber


Applications: Open
Subjects: chemistry, computing, maths, physics, languages
Areas: Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham, Sheffield
Name: Stacey Williams

Applications: Open
Subjects: chemistry, computing, maths, physics, languages
Areas: Barnsley
Name: Meriem Lairini

Applications: Open
Subjects: chemistry, computing, maths, physics, languages
Areas: Bradford, Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Name: Helen Smith; Ginette Hawkins

Applications: Closed
Subjects: chemistry, computing, maths, physics, languages
Areas: Barnsley, Doncaster, North Lincolnshire, North Yorkshire, Sheffield, Wakefield
Name: Emma Sikora

Applications: Open
Subjects: chemistry, computing, maths, physics, languages
Areas: North Yorkshire, York
Name: Ashleigh Southall

Applications: Open
Subjects: chemistry, computing, maths, physics, languages
Areas: Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham, Sheffield
Name: Stacey Wooliscroft

Applications: Open
Subjects: chemistry, computing, maths, physics, languages
Areas: Hull
Name: Nikki Hawxwell

Applications: Open
Subjects: chemistry, maths, physics, languages
Areas: East Riding of Yorkshire, North Yorkshire
Name: Kirsten Russell

Applications: Open
Subjects: chemistry, computing, maths, physics, languages
Areas: East Riding of Yorkshire
Name: Sarah Barley

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