Teach Physics 2017

If you are interested in applying for one of our highly-praised school internships, you've come to the right place.

You are eligible to apply for a Teach Physics internship if you meet the following criteria:

  • you are an undergraduate in your second year or above, AND
  • the degree you are studying for is in physics or a related subject (such as astronomy); engineers will also be considered
  • you are a postgraduate student (aged under-25) whose first degree is in physics or a related subject

Applicants should be British residents, either UK passport-holders or able to demonstrate permanent residency status or an intention to apply. A student visa is not sufficient.  This is because one of the aims of the programme is to address the shortage of physics specialist teachers in the UK so we are looking to provide experience to people who are most likely to remain in this country. Previous successful applicants may make a second application but, in the event of over demand, priority will be given to new candidates of a similar quality. No individual will be awarded more than two internships.

Information and Application for 2017

Applications for the 2017 programme are now closed.

Potential applicants can download the 2017 Information Pack for Students here. This gives details about what to expect from the internship, who can apply and how to do it.

This map shows the locations of the schools offering places this year (yellow markers indicate schools that have not yet confirmed and so may be removed).

Apply here

Potential applicants are advised to take a look at the reflective diaries of some of 2016's interns to get a feel for what it's like. They may also like to read the Teach Physics @ 7 review, published in November 2016.