This annual six-day, full-time externship is for students interested in outdoor education and teaching. The NatureBridge externship is hosted at both Yosemite National Park and the Santa Monica Mountains, with all expenses paid including food and lodging. Participants gain teaching and research experiences as you co-lead a group of K-12 students with a NatureBridge Educator. Upon completion of the externship, participants are asked to submit a STEM-based lesson plan based on skills, strategies, and topics learned during the externship. Participants will receive a $250 stipend once the lesson plan is submitted.
The CalTeach externship with Naturebridge is also eligible for co-curricular badges for students who started in Fall 2018.
Learn more about co-curricular badges here
Open to all undergraduates at UC Merced and CalTeach undergraduates at UC Berkeley.
For Spring 2020 applications look out for upcoming emails and information for when to apply.
Applications should include:
- Completed application form. Click here
- Current resume
- Statement of Interest: If there is one thing you could change about the K-12 school system, what would it be and why? How does this change relate to your passion for education? (should be one page, single-spaced, 12 point font)
- ALL materials above must be submitted to the CalTeach Office (S&E1 270) to be considered!