Experience teaching with an internship

Teaching internship applications will open in autumn 2023

Our explore teaching advisers can let you know when to apply for summer 2024 internships. They can also give helpful advice and insights about getting into teaching.

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If you’re studying for a degree and interested in a career in teaching, an internship could help you to understand what it’s really like in the classroom. You’ll get to experience a range of activities to help you get a feel for school life.

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

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

Chloe, former teaching intern

Internship subjects

Teaching internships are only available if you're studying for a related degree and interested in teaching certain subjects. In 2023, these included:

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 cover

You'll get a feel for school life, which could include:

  • shadowing experienced teachers and observing lessons
  • jointly planning and delivering lessons
  • one-to-one guidance from outstanding classroom teachers
  • opportunities to network with qualified subject specialists

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

Carly, former teaching intern

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An explore teaching adviser can help you find school experience, learn what it's like to be in the classroom and answer all your questions about getting into teaching.

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