"If you are thinking about teaching, give the internship a try it could be the best four weeks of your life and the best decision you’ve made!”
Entering its tenth year, Teach Physics provides undergraduates with a funded four- to five-week placement in school science departments, allowing students to gain an intensive experience of teaching physics and of broader school life.
Teach Physics interns are supported and mentored by experienced teachers; they observe and participate in school science lessons and extra-curricular activities. In addition, they plan and deliver their own lessons, give presentations on the varied careers possible with a physics degree, and share their experiences of university life. The interns are encouraged to join in with all aspects of teaching, including the development of resources that can be used for science teaching and activities at the school once the placements are over.
“I did my internship at Sandwich Technology School. I found the experience very rewarding and it prepared me a lot for initial teacher training which I undertook the same year.
When I did the internship, I already had an ITT place, but it confirmed to me that I had made the right decision. The internship gave me a good head start to behaviour management and resources, for example.
I have been teaching for two years now. I am absolutely loving it – my days are never the same or boring! The kids are amazing and really make it a pleasure and enjoyable to come to work. If you are thinking about teaching, give the internship a try it could be the best four weeks of your life and the best decision you’ve made!” Charlotte Jenner
Still not sure?
James Brocklehurst was a Teach Physics intern in 2019; Frances Redihough completed her placement in 2016 and is now a qualified teacher - you can read more from them and other interns in our Teach Physics case studies.