Teaching Internship Grants
Up to $1200 Fall or Spring
Teaching Internship Grants last one semester and should provide the student
with a faculty supervised teaching experience in a college level course. Internships
should be designed to enable students to gain some teaching experience as well
as familiarize them with the range of activities engaged in by college
instructors. These grants are mainly for students who have an interest
in becoming college or university faculty and who would like to learn about the activities associated with that occupation. It is essentially an educational experience for the intern.
The teaching intern is not meant to be a glorified bookkeeper, nor
intended to substitute for a graduate associate instructor in a course. The
internship is not developed to its full potential unless it involves an intensive,
carefully supervised collaboration between the faculty member and the student.
It is incumbent upon the student to work out the nature of the internship with
the faculty member with whom he/she will be teaching before the application
is submitted. The letter of recommendation for the teaching internship should
be written by the faculty member with whom the student will be working. Interns
are frequently involved in the following activities: discussing teaching goals
and techniques with the faculty sponsor; developing the course syllabus, leading
a discussion section regularly, or in courses without such sections, delivering
one or more lectures after close consultation with the instructor; counseling
and tutoring students in the class; helping to direct students' research projects;
and assisting in the preparation of study questions and examinations, all after careful preparation and with the supervision of the
faculty sponsor. At no time will we support an intern who is
involved in grading.
These grants are not intended to support or supplement undergraduate
interns involved in ongoing departmental undergraduate internship programs
that help staff large lecture courses. It
is also very unlikely that a student will receive support to intern in
a course he/she has not previously completed with the same faculty
member and received a grade of A- or better.
To apply for a Teaching Internship Grant, obtain an application
Please Note: All applicants must attach an unofficial
to this application.
If you are packaged with need-based federal financial aid (for
example, Stafford loans, Pell grants), and you receive one of the
HHC's grants, awards, scholarships, or prizes, your award may not be
paid-out in the form of cash funds (i.e., as money paid into your
Bursar account), but instead, may be used by IU's Office of Student
Financial Assistance (OSFA) to reduce your student loan burden.
Fall and Full Year Grants - 5 p.m. Friday after Spring
Spring Grants - 5 p.m. Last Friday in October.
Awards will be announced approximately six weeks after the deadline.
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