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Name: Pre-Service Teacher 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 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.
Duration: 10 weeks
Application Deadline: 01/10/2012
Opportunity Website:
Sponsor Link:

Benefits and Requirements

Benefits: Stipend
Travel Reimbursement
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

Contact: Ann Wright Mockler
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
902 Battelle Boulevard
Richland, WA 99352
Phone: (509) 375-6795