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Name: Pre-Service Teacher Internship
School/Institution: National Renewable Energy Laboratory
City: Golden
State: CO
Opportunity Type: DOE Laboratory
Teacher Status: Preservice
Teacher Level: Elementary School
Middle School
High School
Description: The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Pre-Service Teacher (PST) Internship Program provides laboratory research opportunities to highly motivated pre-service teachers (undergraduates or graduate students preparing to be teachers). Many of the nation's premier energy laboratories host the teachers and assign scientists to mentor them. The program targets a diverse group of pre-service teachers preparing to teach K-12 science, mathematics, or technology and provides opportunities for them to do research in a laboratory setting. The program at each participating national laboratory includes a cadre of pre-service teachers who engage in a clearly defined 10-week research project under the mentorship of a laboratory scientist or engineer. All efforts are made to pair each PST intern with a practicing teacher intern in a research team. Teams are supervised by a laboratory program manager and master teacher.
Duration: 10 weeks
Application Deadline: 02/01/2009
Opportunity Website: http://www.nrel.gov/education/teachers.html#pst
Sponsor Link: http://www.scied.science.doe.gov/scied/PST/about.htm

Benefits and Requirements

Benefits: Stipend
Housing
Travel Reimbursement
Benefit Explanation: $400 salary per week; travel reimbursement for commuters; housing allowance provided.
Citizenship Requirement: U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Legal Resident
Other Prerequisites: Currently enrolled student in undergrad/grad program intending to become a K-12 teacher in science, mathematics, or technology; at least 18.

Professional Development Opportunity Contact Information

Contact: Matt Kuhn, Office of Education Programs
NREL Mail Stop 17/1
1617 Cole Boulevard
Golden, CO 80401
Phone: 303-275-3044