Please use the link below to apply for our Teaching Internship.

Internship application process now open: CLICK HERE to apply for our Teaching Internship

Application Round 2 of 3 Closing Date: 22nd April 2024


Teaching internship: a three-week placement available to STEM and MFL undergraduates who are interested in teaching as a career.

Dates: Monday 1st July - Friday 19th July 2024.

Process: Applications are followed by an online interview.

Location: Interns will be placed at Chorlton High School for the duration of their internship.

(Physics, Chemistry, Maths, MFL and Computing Internships are funded by the Department for Education - paid at £300 per week for three weeks.)

Further information: If you have questions or require more information regarding our internship programme, please CLICK HERE to contact Fazia Chowdhury -


The internship aims to give STEM undergraduates the opportunity to immerse themselves into a secondary school context. The internship covers the pedagogy of teaching Mathematics, Physics, Languages and Computing to ensure interns have a full understanding of common student misconceptions and how to address these. Training also includes effective teaching methods and sharing of best practice examples including; schemes of work, lesson plans and resources. The three-week programme gives interns experience across all aspects of teaching, with the idea that it will help inform their decision on applying for teacher training. 

As part of the placement, interns will have a Subject Mentor who work with and support them daily allowing them to experience:

  • lessons in KS3 and KS4
  • how to work as a Teaching Assistant in the department
  • leading practical aspects of lessons 
  • leading small group invention. 
  • lesson planning

Chorlton High School will also provide training workshops on useful skills including ‘pitch, voice and presence’ and ‘effective questioning’ as well as subject specific training. All interns will also take part in joint planning and delivery of lessons to small groups and entire classes.

There is so much more to school life than just teaching your subject specialism so whilst on placement Interns are attached to a form group and support with weekly messenger, rewards and assemblies. Interns also join their department for a weekly curriculum planning meetings and are invited to the whole school Monday meeting cycle. Interns are also encouraged to join an extra-curricular activity, ideally outside of their subject area to give them a new experience in another part of the school. Finally, during week 3 interns are part of the school’s ‘Extended Learning’ days. These days consist of a range of activities including sports day, oracy workshops, KS3 graduation Arts festival, business and enterprise sessions and various school trips.

If you would like to come in for work experience before the summer internship starts, please email Miss F Chowdhury to book a 'Get into Teaching' day: 


Internship Requirements 

To be considered for this internship interns must be a STEM or MFL undergraduate currently attending University in any year of study. The internship is best suited to those who have an interest in teaching as a career. Interns are required to complete a short application followed by an online interview. Interns are expected to commit to the three-week placement and dates are fixed (1st July - 19th July). 


2023 cohort

We welcomed 24 STEM and MFL interns from a range of undergrad studies, such as Mathematics, Physics, Physics with Philosophy, Physics with Astrophysics, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Spanish and French. They fully immersed themselves into school life from day one and created a range of projects, such as STEM careers, females for Physics, Art in Physics, Maths student mentoring programme and Maths for successful baking club. This was alongside their normal teaching time and extra-curricular clubs they supported! The interns had a positive impact both within the Science and Maths departments and whole school and we hope to see them perusing a career in teaching.


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