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07 Mar, 2018

Education Internship: Job Description

The basis of every thriving society is a well-developed education system. Education is something that should be affordable and accessible to everyone regardless of their circumstances. Different people have different skills and interests, and it is the job of the people in the education industry to nourish and develop those talents. Imparting knowledge to others is not an easy task and requires someone who is able to adapt with the change that comes with time. If you have an interest in pursuing an education internship, take a look at the possible job descriptions.  

School Teacher

To many people, school teachers are the ones responsible for building up the foundation of their academic study. A school teacher can choose to teach in the grades they qualified for such as in primary school or in high school. There are also many various subjects that one can specialized in, like mathematics, chemistry, music, social studies, physical education, and others. A good teacher does not only teach academic materials but also life lessons to their students so that they can learn from their mistakes and grow as a better adult.  Possible job description for an education internship in this field might look like this:

  • Prepare materials and conduct lessons while under supervision
  • Asses the ability of each students and develop the study plan accordingly
  • Keeping up to date with new curriculum and any educational system updates
  • Create a conducive and disciplined learning environment

University Education

To teach at higher education, one needs to have at least a Master degree and even a Doctorate. Moreover, to be a full-fledged university professor, an individual is usually required to have a few year experiences as associate professors or other teaching assistants. Therefore, an internship at a university will be a big help for anyone who are aiming to become a professor. University students are usually much more diverse and less hesitant in expressing their opinion so teaching there require someone with an open mind who are always ready for a discussion. Possible job description for an education internship in this field might look like this:

  • Assist in developing the syllabus and course schedule for the semester
  • Offer private consultation regarding the materials
  • Establish the grading system on the first meeting of the class
  • Conduct private research and publish paper in academic journals and other medium

Special Education Teacher

Many people with disabilities, whether it is physical, mental, emotional, etc., require a different method of studying. A special education teacher work to convey general education materials through lessons that are suitable for people with the type of disability that they work for. A teacher in this field has to have intimate understanding of each of their students’ needs and interact with them accordingly. Possible job description for an education internship in this field might look like this:

  • Conduct lesson under supervision
  • Design individual lesson when required
  • Work together with professionals and specialist in related field to further develop a study plan
  • Record each student’s progress and report them to parents and other teachers

Counselor

For student, a school is not only a place for learning but also to grow up and cope with the problems of everyday life. A counselor is there to offer guidance to students in dealing with those kinds of complication. The most important part of a counselor’s job is to create a safe space and listen to what the student is saying. A counselor can assist students in many subjects such as financial problem, home situation, bullying, and even give reference to a mental health specialist when needed. Other than that, a counselor can also help students shape their future academic path based on their skills and interests. Possible job description for an education internship in this field might look like this:

  • Listen to students and pay attention to their behavior
  • Mediate problems between students or between students and teachers
  • Develop plans for events about social issues and promote mental health awareness
  • Work with parents and teachers to create the best learning environment for students

Working in the education industry is beneficial not only to yourself, but also to many others. Teaching is not an easy task but very rewarding when you can successfully make others understand what they did not before. If you are interested in an education internship, we can help you secure a position. Just contact us!