Teach Physics internships

24 January 2018

Are you an undergraduate in your second year or above, studying physics or a related subject?* Have you considered teaching as a possible career? Applications are now open for our 2018 Teach Physics Internship programme.

The Teach Physics programme provides undergraduates with a 4–5-week placement in school science departments, allowing students to gain an intensive experience of teaching physics and of broader school life, as well as developing transferable skills for other careers.

Interns will be supported and mentored by experienced teachers; they will observe and participate in school science lessons and extra-curricular activities. Interns will plan and deliver their own lessons and a give a careers presentation/workshop during their placement. They will assist with all aspects of teaching including the development of resources that can be used for science teaching and activities at the school.

Find out more information about the programme and how to apply. ogdentrust.com/teachphysics 

The Teach Physics programme began in 2010 to help address the growing shortage of physics teachers in the UK; since then, more than 300 interns have been placed at state schools across England. Last year, 55 undergraduate students embarked on an intensive exploration of what it’s like to be a physics teacher in one of 36 schools participating in the scheme.

“I didn’t apply for this internship because I wanted to go into teaching. But now I do. The experiences I’ve had as an Ogden intern have led me to realise I have a talent for teaching and I want to pursue it.” 

*Related subjects would include astronomy, for example; engineers will also be considered. Postgraduate students (aged under-25) whose first degree is in physics or a related subject are also eligible to apply.


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