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.
Languages: Our teaching internship program is currently considering Somali and Vietnamese speakers.
NOTE: Our internship application process is currently closed but we will open the application process soon!
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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 language and culture skills are highly impactful, including working with students who share the intern’s language and cultural background.
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 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 the Highline School District. After completion of the internship hours the intern will receive an $1,800 stipend.
In addition, all of our interns will be eligible for free tutoring in their home language (Somali or Vietnamese) while part of this program.
Our interns will also 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 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.