Undergraduate Intern Mariette Manalo at the ECO Capstone Symposium

Teaching Internship for Undergraduates

We are currently accepting applications for Somali, Tagalog, and Vietnamese speakers. Apply Below!
Explore teaching by supporting local bilingual programs through our paid internship program.

  • My internship experience was a gateway to my career in education. I became familiar with and interested in dual-language programs once I was exposed to them as an intern for One City Project. I would recommend this internship to students who are interested in exploring the field of education, but are not entirely sure how to enter it as a trial period.
    — Rodha Sheikh: One City Intern, 2018
  • The One City Project internship gave me valuable experience in the education system. I am so incredibly grateful for the opportunity to have had a hand in shaping our future generations and the minds that will shape our society for the better. In the process, I’ve been able to grow my network, and create invaluable relationships. I cannot ask for a more fulfilling internship that gives me such flexibility. Thank you One City Project for such an amazing opportunity.
    — Abby Tang: One City Intern, 2018
  • One City Project’s Teaching Internship is a fantastic opportunity for undergraduates to learn and experience the daily lives of educators. It gives undergraduates a space to use their bicultural talents and experience to support their school’s community while letting them learn and develop professional skills. This opportunity also helps undergraduates to learn more about our community and how to support their needs.
    — Mariette Manalo: One City Intern, 2019

The One City Teaching Internship Program is available to undergraduates to support multicultural classrooms in Seattle area school districts. Our paid internship supports bilingual and bicultural undergraduates who are seeking to make an impact in their community and help to build a more representative and equitable education system.

Our application is open. See below for details and instructions on submitting your application. We will be accepting applications on a rolling basis until October 6. Applications will be reviewed as they come in, so you are encouraged to submit your application early!

Our teaching intern program aims to provide an important opportunity for bilingual and bicultural undergraduates to explore careers in teaching. This program will allow undergraduate students to explore teaching by placing them in a school setting where their linguistic and cultural skills are highly impactful, including working with students who share the intern’s language and their cultural background.

Time Period: The internship will start in Winter Quarter ’20 and end in Spring Quarter ’20, though some internships may be able to start during Autumn Quarter ’19. Interns will be expected to work 5-10 hours per week for the duration of the internship until they’ve reached their 105 hour requirement. Exact schedules for the interns will be arranged with Highline Public Schools or Seattle Public Schools to accommodate college class schedules, travel time, and the needs of the school.

As part of the program, interns may do one or more of the following:

  • Assist a lead teacher in a bilingual program
  • Lead bilingual activities with students in their home language
  • Participate in after-school cultural and enrichment activities
  • Tutor K-12 students in their home language (Somali, Tagalog, or Vietnamese)
  • Learn how to develop lessons and materials, and see your work used in real classrooms

Interns will complete 105 hours of documented service to Highline Public Schools. After completion of the internship hours the intern will receive an $1,800 stipend.

Students who complete our internship will also be eligible to be reimbursed for future expenses related to their career development as future teachers, including application fees for Masters in Teaching programs and required competency tests.

Interns will also be eligible for graduate school scholarships from One City upon completion of the program.

Interns will be asked to participate in our Teacher Circle professional learning community. There the interns will build their network and relationships with teachers and other practitioners to help them build their resume and develop important professional skills.

Applicants must meet certain requirements to be considered for an internship:

Language: Applicants must speak either Somali, Tagalog, or Vietnamese at an intermediate level or higher. As a rough guideline, intermediate is the equivalent of 2nd year college language courses. (Note: An intermediate speaker is one that may have strong speaking and listening skills especially when talking with family, but may not have strong reading and writing skills. That’s okay!).

Education: Applicants must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate at a college or university in Washington state.

Travel: Applicants must be willing and able to travel to the school sites in Highline Public Schools every week to meet their hour requirements.

Employment: Applicants must be legally eligible to work in the United States.

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