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Name: Pre-Service Teacher (PST) Internship
School/Institution: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
City: Richland
State: WA
Opportunity Type: DOE Laboratory
Teacher Status: Preservice
Teacher Level: Elementary School
Middle School
High School
Description: The goal of the PST Internships project is to enhance the nation's source of proficient teachers of K-12 science, mathematics, and technology. The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) provides 10-week summer research appointments for pre-service teachers who plan mathematics, science, or technology in K-12 schools.

During the summer the pre-service teachers are immersed in engaging, clearly defined research experiences at DOE National Laboratories. The pre-service teachers are mentored by a "master" teacher and mentor scientists at PNNL to maximize the building of content knowledge and skills. The students spend 80% of their time on research and 20% of their time engaged in workshops with the master teacher, attending seminars, and preparing their deliverables. The master teacher assists the pre-service teachers in translating their research experiences into inquiry-based K-12 educational modules that are aligned with national science standards.
Duration: June to August
Application Deadline: 02/01/2011
Opportunity Website:
Application Link:
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Benefits and Requirements

Benefits: Stipend
Travel Reimbursement
Benefit Explanation: * $425 per week
* $125/week for those who live more than 50 miles away one-way from PNNL. Maximum travel reimbursement of $500 for participants who live more than 50 miles away one-way from PNNL.
* Housing: Multiple bedroom suites, studio and one bedroom apartments available on site at the Guest House at PNNL.
Citizenship Requirement: U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Legal Resident
Other Prerequisites: * Currently enrolled in an undergrad/graduate program intending to become a K-12 teacher in science, mathematics, or technology;
* At least 18;
* Must have health insurance.

See the full eligibility requirements.

Professional Development Opportunity Contact Information

Contact: Ann Wright Mockler
Richland, WA 99352
Phone: 509-375-6795