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Name: Pre-Service Teacher Internship
School/Institution: Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
City: Berkeley
State: CA
Opportunity Type: DOE Laboratory
Teacher Status: Preservice
Teacher Level: Elementary School
Middle School
High School
Description: The DOE's Pre-Service Teacher (PST) program is designed to provide educational training and research experiences at Department of Energy laboratories for a diverse group of highly motivated undergraduate students who are interested in becoming K-12 science, mathematics, and technology teachers. The program allows pre-service teachers to learn about the real world of science, mathematics, and technology, and provides opportunities to creatively transfer this knowledge to the classroom.  Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's research and development includes new energy technologies and environmental solutions with a focus on energy efficiency, electric reliability, carbon management and global climate change, and fusion. Frontier research experiences exist in nanoscience, genomics and cancer research, advanced computing, and observing matter and energy at the most fundamental level in the universe. Ernest Orlando Lawrence founded Berkeley Lab, in 1931. Lawrence invented the cyclotron, which led to a Golden Age of particle physics, the foundation of modern nuclear science, and revolutionary discoveries about the nature of the universe. Berkeley Lab's Advanced Light Source is its premier national user facility located centrally on the lab site overlooking the San Francisco Bay.
Start Date: 06/15/2009
End Date: 08/15/2009
Application Deadline: 03/30/2009
Opportunity Website:
Sponsor Link:

Benefits and Requirements

Benefits: Stipend
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: Undergraduate students majoring in science or engineering participating in the UC CalTeach program or the CSU Science Teacher and Researcher (STAR) program; at least 18; participants must have medical insurance during their time at the Lab.

Professional Development Opportunity Contact Information

Contact: Ebony Sails
1 Cyclotron Rd.
Berkeley, CA 94720
Phone: 202-586-9770