Teaching interns are fully involved in all aspects of the Summer Session experience, and the program for interns is very demanding of their time, talents, and energy. It is designed as an introduction to the teaching profession, especially in the private boarding school environment, with a combination of responsibilities that include teaching, coaching, and residential life. Interns work with the Rising Scholars Program (approximately 120 students entering grades 7-9) or the College Prep Program (approximately 140 students entering grades 10-12).
Responsibilities vary, depending on the abilities and interests of the interns and on NMH Summer Session needs. First and foremost, each intern assists a Lead teacher in the classroom. Under the direction of the Lead Teacher, the intern helps plan the course, takes on daily teaching responsibilities, holds conferences and extra-help sessions with students, helps prepare tests and quizzes, and in general assists the Lead teacher with all aspects of the course. Interns are not asked merely to grade papers or deliver someone else’s lectures, but rather work collaboratively with their Lead teacher. The emphasis placed on particular areas is worked out by the Lead Teacher and the intern and takes into account the intern’s ability, knowledge, and strengths. Major classes meet Monday through Saturday mornings—Rising Scholars Program students take two 75-minute classes, and College Prep students take one three-hour course or one 4.5-hour course (three hours six mornings plus 1.5 hours four afternoons per week).
Four afternoons each week are devoted to minor courses and organized sports. Interns are fully responsible for organizing and presenting the minors, which they teach alone or with another intern (but not under the guidance of a Lead teacher). Interns also coach the sports offerings, by themselves or with another intern, under the guidance of the athletic director. Therefore, candidates who have experience in athletics are especially attractive in the selection process.
An important part of our summer program is the area of student activities, which includes social and extracurricular events. All interns become involved to some degree, sharing supervisory responsibilities. Activities are organized both on and off-campus, with the specific offerings attempting to match the interests and talents of students, interns, and Lead teachers.
Northfield Mount Hermon School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
APPLICATION DEADLINE AND PROCEDURES
Job offers are made on a rolling basis, beginning in December 2019,as complete applications are received. Because there are a limited number of courses in each subject area, candidates should submit all materials as soon as possible. Although the application deadline is February 1, 2020, if you delay your application until later in the hiring season, it is likely many of the positions will be filled.
An application will not be considered until all materials, including transcripts and recommendations, have been received by NMH Summer Session. The complete application consists of:
official college transcript*—minimum GPA of 3.0
two letters of recommendation from employers, job supervisors, or those well acquainted with the quality of your academic work and aptitude as a teacher. These should be on letter-headed paper, signed, and emailed/mailed directly to us.
Northfield Mount Hermon alumni applying for our intern program: we require a third letter of recommendation, which must be from an NMH faculty member.
(*Early applicants may be considered in the review process prior to the availability of fall 2019 grades; transcripts must include any current fall “In Progress” course titles, with fall grades to be sent as soon as available.)
Applications are invited from undergraduates who, as a minimum, will have completed their junior year by the upcoming summer, and from graduate students and recent college graduates.
An applicant must have a strong academic record and the maturity and work ethic to succeed in a rigorous and demanding position. Academic background and personal experience are important in the selection of interns to work with major courses, minor courses, and other activities. Also essential is the ability to relate well to others, especially adolescents aged 12-18 and our large international population.
Additional Salary Information: This is a 5-week program July 27 - August 1, 2020. Housing and all meals are provided.
About NMH Summer Session
Our primary goal is to join capable, motivated students with experienced, dedicated teachers and interns to enrich the educational and personal development of all. Through academic work, physical exercise, and social and cultural activities, the community discovers together the excitement and joy of learning and growing. Students may earn credit if they make arrangements with their school, although many come simply for enrichment.
NMH Summer Session has qualities that transcend individual academic pursuits. We are a warm, friendly community; we bring together students from all over the world; and we attempt, through our course offerings and the sharing of ideas among students from widely varied backgrounds, to heighten people’s awareness of the global nature of the problems we face.