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Undergraduate

Teaching Internship Program

Internships are available for teaching laboratories, workshops and recitations. All interns are required to participate in the department's TA Training Program, and attend teaching seminars and organizational meetings throughout the semester.

Applications are now being accepted for Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 TI positions.
The application deadline is April 20, 2019. 

 Apply now to become a Physics and Astronomy TI! 

 
The Teaching Internship Program was created to:
  • Improve the quality of undergraduate teaching by increasing the number of instructors in physics labs
  • Enhance the involvement of women and minorities in science and science teaching
  • Engage undergraduates in the integration of computer-related technology in physics classrooms
  • Provide effective pedagogical experience for undergraduate STEM majors 
Internships in Teaching Laboratories or Workshops/Recitations

Internships will be available for undergraduate students to serve as co-instructors, along with graduate TAs, in the introductory physics and astronomy courses. Participants Teaching Interns typically require 6 hours of work per week for the full semester. Laboratory interns share all responsibilities with a graduate co-instructor, but usually do not grade lab reports. Workshop/Recitation interns will typically conduct one or two workshops per week. A small number of highly qualified undergraduates are selected to do internships conducting workshops or recitations in advanced physics courses. Students in the program will either receive two credit hours through PHY 390A: Supervised Teaching, or receive a stipend of $900 per semester.

Application Process

All students who have previously taken, or are currently enrolled in, the introductory physics and astronomy courses are eligible to apply. Participation is not limited to physics and astronomy majors, but teaching interns must have completed the course in which they will assist or be able to demonstrate equivalent experience. Participants will be chosen based on performance in physics courses and labs, overall academic standing, commitment to the goals of the program, written recommendations, personal statement, and interviews with the program coordinators.   

Contacts and Affiliated Organizations 

The Teaching and Technology Internship Program is coordinated by the Undergraduate Internship Committee, which is chaired by Professors Steven L. Manly and Lynne H. Orr. The program is affiliated with the Program for Women in Science and Engineering (WISE).