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STEM Externships

The Idaho Educator Externship Program

For Hosts


  • Get 200 hours of professional-level work from an experienced educator

  • Build awareness of your organization and your work needs with Idaho educators and students

  • Make a difference for Idaho educators and students!

In 2024, the $5000 stipend for educators fully funded through the generosity of Micron

For Externs


  • Get hands-on experience of how STEM is applied in the work world

  • Meet STEM professionals from all backgrounds

  • Learn what employers look for when hiring STEM employees
  • Earn $5000 and the opportunity for Professional Development credit

Past projects: Inspiration

Great externship projects:

  • Provide hands-on learning about STEM careers

  • Show educators the ins and outs of how the host organization works

  • Grow educator STEM networks
  • Come with clear expectations & onboarding


  • Define a meaningful STEM work experience that includes exposure to real-world people working in STEM (we’ll help!)

  • Provide the onboarding and management support your extern needs to succeed at your workplace

  • Be ready to continue a relationship with an educator after the summer is over!


  • Commit 200 hours to a hands-on work learning experience

  • Bring your learning back to the classroom

  • Be ready to continue a relationship with a STEM employer and look for ways to integrate them into student learning!


Halle Holdaway
Externship Program Coordinator
Phone: 702.371.3797
Email Halle Holdaway 
Idaho STEM Action Center


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