Professional Development Opportunity Detail Page
|Name:||Pre-Service Teacher Internship|
|School/Institution:||Pacific Northwest National Laboratory|
|Opportunity Type:||DOE Laboratory
|Teacher Level:||Elementary 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 on teaching 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.
Benefits and Requirements
|Benefit Explanation:||$425 salary per week
$125/week housing reimbursement 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.
|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; must have health insurance.|
Professional Development Opportunity Contact Information
Ann Wright Mockler
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
902 Battelle Boulevard
Richland, WA 99352
Phone: (509) 375-6795