Are you considering teaching as a career, but aren’t sure if it’s the career for you?

Want to get into a classroom and gain some experience?

Consider applying for a 4-week paid teaching internship!

We are delighted to announce that we are able to offer 10 paid summer internships to Mathematics, and Physics undergraduates who are in the penultimate year of their Bachelors or Masters degree.

The internships are a month-long and based at Lionheart Academies Trust schools in the summer term.  The programme is aimed at undergraduates who are seriously considering a future career in secondary education teaching Mathematics and/or Physics and who wish to gain work experience in a successful secondary school.  Chemistry undergraduates, or joint honours Chemistry/Physics undergraduates are also welcome to apply and should make clear whether they are more interested in learning about Mathematics or Physics teaching during their internship.  We would also welcome enquiries from undergraduates in their penultimate year on other STEM courses or from those reading for other degrees who have A-level Mathematics or Physics (at least Grade B or above) and a genuine interest in a teaching career.

Participants will be paid £300 per week, at total of £1200 on our 4 week internship.

Our internship includes:

    • High quality structured training
    • Observations of exceptional teaching.
    • The support of a teacher mentor.
    • A range of experiences allowing you to plan and deliver lessons.
    • The chance to support groups of pupils in lessons and through extra-curricular activities.
    • The opportunity to work with students considering a Maths or Physics related degree to inspire them.
    • Continued support in an application to teacher training position.

To apply:

You will need to:

    • be passionate about teaching maths or physics as a career
    • be in your penultimate undergraduate year (graduation in summer 2020); studying a subject that would enable you to teach maths or physics (for example maths, physics, engineering, natural sciences).
    • hold GCSE A*-C in maths and English or equivalent
    • consent to a Disclosure and Baring Service and referencing checks.  These posts are exempt from Section 4(2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

2021 Internship opportunities have now been confirmed. Please Email to express your interest.Or download, complete and return the attached application to


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STEM Internship Application Form pdf docx