Teaching Internships

If you are currently studying an undergraduate STEM degree and you are considering a career in teaching, a teaching internship could be for you. An internship in these subject areas will follow a three-week insight into the teaching profession which will help determine your decision before applying for an initial teacher training course, all while being paid £900 for the three week placement. We have limited places available, so sign up early to avoid disappointment!

What can I expect the internship placement to involve?

Structured training, shadowing and lesson observation followed by a chance to jointly plan and deliver lessons.

A combination of teaching, running subject-related projects, offering intensive support for children who are struggling, helping with experiments and laboratory work.

Opportunities to complete a project presentation which will be presented to members of the schools’ leadership teams

Access to one-to-one mentors who are inspirational classroom teachers in their specialism.

Opportunities to network with qualified subject specialists.

Where can I complete the internship?

Within our Ofsted Outstanding School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) partnership, we have a number of schools which are looking for interns. When you apply, you can identify schools that you would be looking to complete your internship in and the final choice of school will be confirmed to you before you commence the internship.

You're eligible to apply for an internship if:


You have not already applied for an Initial Teacher Training (ITT) programme.


You are an undergraduate and not currently studying a Masters or PhD or opting for a career change.


You are able to complete the full 3 week placement from Monday 27th June 2022.

How Can I Apply?

To register an interest in applying for the Barr Beacon SCITT internship programme, please email info@bbscitt.co.uk where further information can be forwarded.

Once your application is submitted, it will be reviewed and you will be invited to attend an interview. If accepted, you will receive an email confirming your place on the internship with further details.

All applicants should refer to the DfE privacy notice which can be found here.

At Barr Beacon SCITT we are guided by the Department for Education’s guidance on Keeping Children Safe in Education (September 2021) and all offers the Barr Beacon SCITT Internship programme are subject to enhanced DBS clearance prior to the commencement of the internship.
At Barr Beacon SCITT all interns are subject to a right to work check. In addition we may contact references from an intern’s application for further information if required. There is an opportunity at interview for applicants to discuss all statutory checks in more detail.

Barr Beacon SCITT is committed to promoting and practicing equality of opportunity, valuing diversity and eliminating harassment and discrimination. We are an inclusive organisation which welcomes and treats both staff and trainees fairly and equally regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, race, ethnic origin or nationality. Our workforce should be representative of the communities we serve. Legislation designed to eliminate unfair discrimination and promote equality of opportunity is in place and is adhered to by the SCITT, which include: The Equality Act (2010) Race Relations Amendment Act (RRAA) (2000) The Disability Discrimination Acts (1995 and 2005) The Protection from Harassment Act (1997) Special Educational Needs and Disability Act (2001)

The SCITT provides opportunities for applicants to identify any special arrangements that they may require. Applicants can find further information on the application form.