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STEM Externships

Summer Externships for Educators

The STEM Action Center, in partnership with the Workforce Development Council, is providing K-12 classroom teachers and college and career advisors the opportunity to extern with local businesses over the summer. This program will place selected externs with companies related to their area of certification and require them to complete 200 hours of on-site, experiential learning. The hours must be completed between June 1, 2022, and August 31, 2022 (days/times to be determined by the teacher and the employer). Externs will earn $5,000.00 and also professional development credit, if they so choose. The goal of the program is to give classroom teachers and college and career counselors the opportunity to expand their skill set so that they can better prepare students for life beyond high school.

Business Testimonials

“The externship program fills an important link that can help students know what “tomorrow” will look like.” Brian Cronin, Senior Vice President, Strategies 360

“Her time here was very valuable to our team. Maggie did an awesome job with her work and we all learned from her in the process. We have already talked about visiting her classroom this fall!” Justin Bailey, Western States Equipment

“It was a great opportunity for Lainey to see the many diverse jobs in healthcare and get to meet with managers or at least interact with them – all skills and information she can take back to the classroom and share with her students.” Roxanne Ohlund, St. Alphonsus

“I really like the [externship] program; it’s the most tangible approach to communicate back to the students what life in an actual company looks like that I have ever seen.” Markus Nigrin, CEO Blocksmith VR

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STATUS: Closed

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

Open: January 3, 2022
Close: February 11, 2022
Notification: April 1, 2022

STATUS: Closed

Schedule for Educators

Open: January 3, 2022
Close: February 11, 2022
Notification: April 1, 2022

Contact Information

Idaho Workforce Development Council

Matthew Thomsen
Business Partnership Manager
Phone: 208.488.7562
Email Matthew Thomsen
Idaho Workforce Development Council
https://wdc.idaho.gov/

Idaho STEM Action Center

John McFarlane
Externship Program Coordinator
Phone: 208-231-1466
Email John McFarlane
Idaho STEM Action Center

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