Internships

The UTeach Dallas program is designed to recruit and train talented math and science majors to become secondary teachers while they obtain a degree in the math or science field of their choice. As part of the training for these future secondary teachers, UTeach Dallas offers our students paid internships with local schools or nonprofit agencies which are associated with the math and science community.

UTeach Dallas interns are available for up to 20 hours a week during the fall and/or spring semesters. This allows the UTeach students to supplement their income, while gaining skills that will help them become better teachers. Therefore, these internships serve as both a recruiting tool and an educational enhancement for our students.

At the beginning of each fall, spring and summer semester, students are informed about possible internships. Examples of common activities for interns:

  • Working with individual or small groups of students.
  • Researching lesson ideas for particular topics.
  • Working on curriculum projects/ or research projects.
  • Assisting teacher during a lesson, but never left alone with the class.
  • Setting up lab materials for future lessons.
  • Organizing classroom/stock room/lab.
  • Teaching short lesson segments.
  • Preparing bulletin boards, displaying student work.

Interested in Being an Intern

We have limited Intern opportunities at this time directly funded by UTeach Dallas. However, we work closely with various partners. When openings are available, they are sent out in the UTeach Dallas newsletters.

Workroom Intern Position: Job Posting for Workroom Intern

Steps to become an Intern:

  • complete the UTeach Intern Interest Form and attach a pretty grid form of your schedule clearly marking when you are available to work.
  • Submit to the Intern Coordinator, Dr Kim Distin.
  • If you are approved for a position, you will be sent a Criminal Background Check to complete. It has two parts, paper and online.
  • Once the online portion is completed and approved, you will then meet with the Career Center for final hiring paperwork.
    • If you are a new intern or it has been more than a year since you worked for UTD in any department, bring your driver license and Social Security card when you meet with the Career Center so that we may complete all the necessary school and state paperwork.

Current Interns

Please enter and submit your time online every day that you work. All time must be submitted by the 15th and the last day of the month. In addition, a paper copy must also be submitted to the UTeach Intern Coordinator. If your direct supervisor is not the Intern Coordinator, have your direct supervisor approve the timesheet and submit to the Intern Coordinator.

If working off-campus through UTeach Dallas:    On your first day at your new position off campus, be sure to meet with your supervisor and complete the UTeach Intern Site Supervisor form and submit it to the UTeach Intern Coordinator.