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Resource guide prepared in May 2021 by History graduate student Mary Fesak.
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What: Americorps offers a wide variety of year-long programs throughout the United States that involve service with non-profit organizations including many opportunities that involve teaching.
Stipend: Most positions come with a small living stipend and and education award that can be used to pay for educational expenses such as paying off qualified student loans.
What: CIEE offers programs in Chile, China, Dominican Republic, South Korea, Spain, Thailand and Vietnam for recent university graduates. Programs vary in length from a few months to multiple semesters. Most are focused on teaching English.
Stipend: Amount and benefits vary by program, but most include housing and compensation, and in some cases, additional benefits like insurance or TEFL certification.
DoDEA operates 163 schools in 8 Districts located in 11 countries, 7 states and 2 territories across 10 time zones.
There are 996,069 military connected children of all ages worldwide, of which more than 70,000 (11.5%) are enrolled in DoDEA schools and served by approximately 8,700 educators.
All schools within DoDEA are fully accredited by U.S. accreditation agencies.
What: English teaching assistantships are available in many countries worldwide. The details of each program vary by country, but generally ETAs are placed in schools or universities outside of capital cities where they work with student on their English skills and knowledge of the United States. Some programs may also allow ETAs to complete independent research projects simultaneously. Programs generally run 9 to 12 months.
Stipend: Amounts awarded vary by country, but are designed to cover travel to and from the host country, living expenses for the duration of the assignment and some health benefits.
Program part of the U.S. Department of State; seeks to help educators develop their practice and bring new knowledge to their schools through international engagement
What: Opportunity for U.S. educators to participate in 3-6 month learning experience abroad
Participants craft research projects, take courses at a local university and work with colleagues to learn new practices to improve student learning
Stipend: Program covers travel cost, stipend
What: Helps U.S. educators foster an international perspective within their classroom; bring cultural awareness to classrooms. The program consists of semester-long online course, PD workshop in Washington, DC, and travel abroad (2-3 weeks), total program length is 12 months; culminating project is a “Global Education Guide" that serves as a school resource
Stipend: Participants receive funding that covers course participation, airfare, lodging, meals, incidentals for workshop and travel abroad
The JET Program seeks participants who are adaptable, outgoing, and who have a deep interest in Japan. Only the best candidates are chosen to represent America. The JET Program typically receives 4,000-5,000 applications each year from U.S. applicants. Of these, 1,000-1,100 will be selected for participation on the JET Program.
Each fall, applications are reviewed to ensure that all required documents have been submitted. Applicants who pass the initial screening are invited to interview. Selected candidates will be offered a position with the JET Program and then matched with a contracting organization.
Note: On average the process from application to invitation takes from six to twelve months.
What: The Peace Corps works in countries from Asia to Central America, and from Europe to Africa. In each of these countries, Volunteers work with governments, schools, and entrepreneurs to address changing and complex needs in education, health and HIV/AIDS, business, information technology, agriculture and the environment. Education volunteers introduce innovative teaching methodologies, encourage critical thinking in the classroom and integrate issues like health education and environmental awareness into English, math, science and other subjects.
Pay and living expenses: During service, Peace Corps volunteers receive pay to cover living and housing expenses, earn money for their transition after service, get vacation time and have options for possible deferment or partial cancellation of student loans. Peace Corps covers the travel costs to and from the country of service. Unlike other international volunteer programs, there is not a fee to participate in the Peace Corps.
Transition Funds: Returning from overseas requires some adjustment. To assist with the transition back home, Volunteers are paid $7,425 (before taxes) at the close of 27 months of service. This money is yours to use as you wish: for travel, a vacation, making a move or securing housing.
Cancellation of Student Loans: Only volunteers with Perkins loans are eligible for a partial cancellation benefit. Fifteen percent of your Perkins loans can be cancelled upon the completion of each 365 days of service during your first two years of service, and 20 percent can be cancelled upon completion of each of the third and fourth years. Therefore, four full years of service would equal a 70 percent cancellation of your existing loan.
What: The SCA has a number of opportunities for college student and recent graduates through their internship program. Internships run 12 to 52 weeks. Interns can work in education, interpretation, youth, or living history programs at parks, museums, and other kinds of sites around the country.
Stipend: Internships include travel to and from the site, housing, and a living stipend, and in some cases insurance. Interns may also be eligible to receive Americorps educational awards.
The international schools affiliated with the Department of State are independent, non-government institutions. Since they are not controlled by the U.S. government nor do they operate under any official administrative jurisdictional umbrella, they hire teachers and staff directly, establishing their own qualification standards and application procedures. Salary levels and benefit packages vary from school to school.
The Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) is a nonprofit organization that has served over three million academically talented students in grades 4–12 since it was founded in 1980. Collaborating with educators and parents, TIP helps gifted students assess the extent of their academic abilities with above-grade-level testing, recognizes them for their achievements, and provides them with a variety of enrichment benefits as well as accelerated face-to-face and online educational programs. In addition, TIP is constantly conducting research into the educational, emotional, and social factors impacting the lives of gifted children, and then sharing this research and related advice with our program staff, educators, parents, and the greater gifted community. Our services are designed to augment the efforts of regular schools, not replace them.
The world leader in gifted education since 1979, Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth is a nonprofit dedicated to identifying and developing the talents of academically advanced pre-college students around the world. We serve bright learners and their families through our research, advocacy, and counseling, as well as our signature gifted and talented summer, online, international, and family programs.
Upward Bound Program is a college preparatory program designed to
motivate and prepare students in the program for the successful pursuit of a
four-year college education. The goal of the program is to increase the rate at
which low-income, first-generation-to-college students enroll in and graduate
from a college or university with a bachelor's degree. The mission of the
program is to provide high school students at the identified high schools, with
academic, career and cultural enrichment resources. Access to these resources
help students to graduate from high school and increase the rate at which low
income, first generation college students matriculate and graduate from post
Teachers Summer Workshop
What: Hybrid, multi-phase workshop focused on developing connections between anthropology and state standards through a collaborative workshop where teachers will produce curriculum materials in alignment with standards.
Stipend: Round-trip airfare, three hotel room nights, $500 stipend, meals
Federal Judicial Center Summer Institute
What: The research and educational agency of judicial branch of U.S. government hosts a 3-day workshop in Washington, D.C., designed to encourage inquiry into ways of improving judicial administration; end product is a curriculum project developed with a small team of fellow educators.
Stipend: Lodging arranged by institute, most meals are provided
Educators will be immersed in a friendly, fun, and engaging learning environment, where they will be able to network with other educators, learn more about the historical topics that they teach in their classroom while acquiring new and innovative teaching methods. Our National Teacher Institute is more than just methodology, it's about making you a better, more well-rounded educator. We hope that you will leave the Institute with a better understanding of your subject matter, a passion for history education, and lifelong friendships.
What: Workshop focuses on promoting scientific literacy, incorporating lab experiments, meeting national psychology standards. Teachers will learn from master teachers, see faculty research presentations, and network
Stipend: housing provided at Oregon State, travel stipend of $300
What: Learn from master teachers, see faculty research presentations, tour Clark's psychology labs, network
Stipend: travel stipend of up to $300
C-SPAN's Fellowship program is for educators who have experience using C-SPAN's programming in the classroom and can demonstrate innovative methods of incorporating those programs into educational experiences.
For four weeks in July 2020, Fellowship recipients will collaborate with C-SPAN's education team at our offices in Washington, DC to develop new teaching materials using C-SPAN resources. Each Fellow receives a stipend of $7,000 to cover housing, travel and living expenses. Fellows also participate in C-SPAN's Summer Educators' Conferences where they share their ideas and experiences using C-SPAN's programs with conference attendees.
What: Private, nonprofit museum which seeks to encourage learning about and debating the U.S. Constitution; Philadelphia, PA. Summer Teacher Institutes focus on a variety of different topics drawn from the past and present – Bill of Rights, Voting Rights Amendments. Participants will gain new content knowledge, classroom resources, teaching tools. Goals are to explore Constitutional history, help participants understand Constitution like a lawyer, develop ability to participate in civil dialogue.
Stipend: funding available to cover travel/lodging for in-person experiences
What: Intensive summer seminar with a renowned American historian. Choose from 39 seminars taking place at colleges and universities across the United States and in the UK.
Stipend: The Gilder Lehrman Institute provides books, room and board for the week, and a travel allowance up to $400 to reimburse actual expenses.
Each Institute week, Library of Congress education specialists facilitate sessions modeling strategies for using primary sources to engage students, build critical thinking skills, and construct knowledge. Participants reflect on and discuss how the strategies apply to their students, subject areas, and classrooms or school libraries.
In the school year following the Institute, educators are expected to implement a primary source based activity and share outcomes with Institute staff and their session cohort. Library staff will provide resources to support participants in sharing what they have learned with colleagues in their professional networks. Finally, participants also have an option of completing additional work to pursue graduate credit in history from George Mason University.
What: The Massachusetts Historical Society (MHS) offers several fellowships to public and/or parochial schoolteachers and library media specialists. Applications are welcome from any K-12 teacher who has a serious interest in using the collections at the MHS to prepare primary-source-based curricula, supported by documents and visual aids, in the fields of American history, world history, or English/language arts.
Stipend: A stipend of $4,000 for four weeks of on-site research at the MHS.
Special Note: When applying for funding in settings such as the ones listed above, your main objective is to convince the institution (via your stunning application) why their educational offerings are a perfect fit with your intellectual and teaching needs. Demonstrate, with clear examples, how your students will benefit exponentially from their program offerings or collection holdings. They want to see how funding you will give back to the wider community.
What: Historic home of George and Martha Washington, located in Fairfax County, VA
Administrators of the site aim to preserve/manage the estate and educate visitors about Washington's life and legacy.
What: 5-day onsite workshop featuring expert educators; explore teaching about Washington and the world of the 18th century; participants able to choose from a variety of themes/topical areas that match your interests
Stipend: All costs (meals/lodging) are covered during program; travel will be reimbursed following participation
What: 3-week onsite experience focused on creating classroom materials to foster student learning about Washington and the legacy of the founding era
Stipend: $3000, plus travel reimbursement, housing provided (meals are the responsibility of the fellow)
What: Philadelphia, PA museum focused on uncovering the story of the Revolutionary era and using it to think about the period's legacy as it pertains to core ideals like liberty, equality, and self-government
Professional Development Workshops
Free online workshops for teachers provided by museum staff on a variety of topics
Goal is to provide both dynamic content and means of incorporating new material related to the American Revolution into history classrooms
What: NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshops provide the opportunity for K-12 educators to engage in intensive study and discussion of important topics in American history and culture. These one-week programs will give participants direct experiences in the interpretation of significant historical and cultural sites and the use of archival and other primary evidence.
Stipend: $1,200 to cover expenses
What: Nonprofit organization devoted to fostering interdisciplinary conversations from location in Durham, NC, hosts webinars, online courses, and in-person workshops.
What: The Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) part of Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC houses one of the largest and most inclusive collection of American art in the world. Over the course of a two-day experience in Washington, D.C., teachers will learn more about how to incorporate American art into the classroom to foster critical thinking, visual literacy through work with museum educators and experts.
Stipend: All attendees receive $1,500 scholarships following the institute; must arrange own travel/lodging
An excellent list of foreign and domestic teaching opportunities.
A fantastic resource for finding volunteer opportunities,
internships, and jobs in the US and abroad with non-profit
A site that includes information on thousands of teaching opportunities overseas. Many programs focus on teaching English as a
foreign language, though not all do. Not all organizations and programs listed are “verified” and further research is recommended before applying.
Teaching Tolerance provides free resources to educators—teachers, administrators, counselors and other practitioners—who work with children from kindergarten through high school. Educators use our materials to supplement the curriculum, to inform their practices, and to create civil and inclusive school communities where children are respected, valued and welcome participants.
The Goethe-Institute is the Federal Republic of Germany’s cultural institute, active worldwide. We promote the study of German abroad and encourage international cultural exchange.