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Name: Pre-Service Teacher (PST) Internship
School/Institution: Oak Ridge National Laboratory
City: Oak Ridge
State: TN
Opportunity Type: DOE Laboratory
Teacher Status: Preservice
Teacher Level: Elementary School
Middle School
High School
Description: The largest of DOE's national laboratories, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) pioneers the development of new energy sources, technologies, and materials and the advancement of knowledge in the biological, chemical, computational, engineering, environmental, physical, and social sciences.  ORNL has a long history and interest in providing hands-on research experiences to undergraduates, graduates, postgraduates, and faculty of the nation's colleges and universities. Over the years, these programs have enhanced academic curricula and at the same time have helped the Laboratory realize its vision for excellence in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology. ORNL wants students like you in its facilities.
Duration: 10 weeks
Application Deadline: 02/01/2011
Opportunity Website:
Application Link:
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Benefits and Requirements

Benefits: Stipend
Travel Reimbursement
Benefit Explanation: Participants receive a stipend of $400 per week.

Participants who live more than 50 miles from Oak Ridge, TN will receive:
* Housing accommodations in a local apartment complex (when available)
* A $105 housing allowance (if housing is not provided) per week
* Prepaid airline tickets or limited travel reimbursement for mileage (at the current government rate)

Participants who live less than 50 miles from Oak Ridge, TN but more that 20 miles will receive:
* Limited mileage reimbursement (at the current government rate) for miles traveled greater than 20 miles each way to and from ORNL
Citizenship Requirement: U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Legal Resident
Other Prerequisites: Must be at least 18 and currently enrolled in an undergrad/gradate program intending to become a K-12 teacher in science, mathematics, or technology.  Must have health insurance.

See the Full eligibility requirements.

Professional Development Opportunity Contact Information

Contact: Cheryl Terry
Oak Ridge, TN 37831
Phone: 865-576-3427