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The Idaho Educator Externship Program

The STEM Action Center and Idaho Workforce Development Council, in partnership with Micron Technology, are expanding the Educator Externship Program! The expansion will provide the opportunity for more educators to work at an Idaho employer where they gain valuable industry experience and knowledge, helping them better prepare students for the world of work.

The program places externs with employers and requires them to complete 200 hours of on-site, experiential learning. Participants earn $5,000 and have the opportunity to earn free professional development credit.

Seeking employers and educators for next summer. Apply Now


  • Provide a challenging work opportunity that contributes to company operations while providing authentic workplace experiences.
  • Ensure educator sees broader career opportunities within the organization/industry and understands challenges of hiring and retaining employees.
  • Provide the necessary training and ongoing mentoring needed for the extern to be successful.


  • Be a certified Idaho K-12 public school teacher or a college and career advisor working in an Idaho public school, or teaching at the college level for an Idaho public institution. All externs must plan to return following summer break.
  • Submit an application through the STEM AC and meet prospective employer(s) for interviews.
  • Be able to work 200 hours over the summer and meet performance expectations.
  • Share experiences with students, other educators and college and career advisors regionally.
  • Optional choice to attend any i-STEM strand offered across the 6 sites.

The Educator Externship Program is funded by Micron through a grant from the Idaho Workforce Development Council.

Externs can work the 200 hours between June and August.

STATUS: Closed

Schedule for Businesses
Click the button below for the Interest Form.

Open: 01/01/2024
Close: 02/09/2024
Notification: TBD

STATUS: Closed

Schedule for Educators

Open: 01/01/2024
Close: 02/09/2024
Notification: TBD

Contact Information

Idaho Workforce Development Council

Matthew Thomsen
Business Partnership Manager
Phone: 208.488.7562
Email Matthew Thomsen
Idaho Workforce Development Council

Idaho STEM Action Center

Halle Holdaway
Assistant Externship Program Coordinator
Phone: 702-371-3797
Idaho STEM Action Center

Idaho STEM Action Center 2023 Externship Partners

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