Teaching Tomorrow Internship

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Cultivate Learning High School Internship

Cultivate Learning High School Internship

About the Teaching Tomorrow Internship Program

The Cultivate Learning High School internship program is designed for youth attending high school in Seattle who are interested in social justice, have a passion for interacting with children, and desire to connect their classroom knowledge with practical experience in early childhood programs.

Program Overview

This five-month internship unites teens from diverse backgrounds across Greater Seattle, providing them with compensated and guided internships. The program aims to be a highly impactful and engaging experience, serving as a crucial link to meaningful connections with professionals in the community. Students engage in workshops designed to cultivate relevant skills and encourage informed decision-making regarding future careers in early childhood education. The overarching goal is to inspire and empower youth to become change agents in early childhood education and foster their contribution to building a more just and equitable society.

Program Details

The application period closed on March 15. Sign up below to receive email notifications for the opening of the next application cycle in fall 2024.

Paid Internship: $20 per hour will be paid to all accepted student participants, on a regular pay schedule.

Start Date: April 15, 2024

End Date: August 16, 2024

Placement: Hoa Mai Preschool or Dragon's Den School-Age Program

School Year Schedule, April-June 2024

Hours:Monday-Friday, 3:45-5:45pm

Average Hours: 6 hours per week

Summer Schedule, July-August 2024

Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00-5:00pm

Average Hours: 30 hours per week

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What You Need to Know

How to Apply and Nominate Leaders

Ten internship positions are available. Applications and nominations should be completed using the electronic forms linked below.

For students and families: The internship application includes demographic data, a series of short answer questions, and the submission of one reference.

For school administrators and teachers: The nomination form requests the name of the student you are nominating, and an email address. We will send program details and information on how to apply.

All applicants will receive an email confirming that we've received their application. The internship team will then review the applications and choose students for interviews. If you don't get an internship this year, we encourage you to apply again when the next cohort opens. Once accepted into the program, we will personally match you with one of our 2024 child care program partners based on your talents, goals, and interests.

Our application to intern with Teaching Tomorrow closed on March 15, 2024. Our application to intern for the next cohort will open in the fall of 2024. Sign up below to get email notifications when the application opens.

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Have additional questions? Send us an email at internshipsCL@uw.edu.

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Candid Careers Video

Watch a video from Candid Careers, a University of Washington Career and Internship website, to learn what it takes to be a teacher.

2023-2024 Internship Partners

Ballmer Group

Ballmer Group is committed to improving economic mobility for children and families in the United States. We fund leaders and organizations that have demonstrated the ability to reshape opportunity and reduce systemic inequities.

For more information about Ballmer Group, visit www.ballmergroup.org.

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Hoa Mai Vietnamese Bilingual Preschool

Hoa Mai is a high quality, culturally relevant child care program, located in Southeast Seattle, and a chapter of Sound Child Care Solutions. (SCCS). Hoa Mai is the first Vietnamese-English dual-language child development center in the Northwest. We’re committed to high quality outcomes and child-centered learning.

For more information about Hoa Mai Preschool, visit www.hoamaipreschool.org .

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Dragon’s Den School Age Program

Dragon's Den is a high quality, culturally relevant child care program and a chapter of Sound Child Care Solutions. (SCCS). At Dragon’s Den School Age Program, we believe that children learn best when they are loved, respected, and appreciated. If children are short-changed in self-esteem, we know their development will suffer. Therefore, at the heart of our program is a philosophy that respects the dignity, worth and uniqueness of each child, staff, and family member. We appreciate childhood as a unique and valuable stage of the human life cycle, and provide a safe environment for children socially, emotionally and physically.

For more information about Dragon's Den, visit www.dragonsden.center .

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