Summer Programs Teaching Internship

The teaching intern program affords college students the opportunity to gain classroom experience under the supervision of a mentor teacher. This rewarding experience in an intellectually stimulating, supportive, and engaging academic community is particularly beneficial for those interested in teaching at a boarding school.

We offer approximately 27 teaching intern positions. The ability to teach in varied subject areas is beneficial.

Internship Dates: Wednesday, June 20, 2018, through Sunday, July 29, 2018

Teaching Intern Duties

  • Assist two different mentor teachers in two courses
  • Live in a dorm and serve as a house adviser for 8 to 10 advisees
  • Coach in the afternoon and/or evening athletic program
  • Chaperone at least 4 student activity trips


  • $3,300 for those who have completed their Junior year of college
  • $3,400 for college graduates
  • Room and board is provided


  • Applicants should have a strong interest in exploring teaching as a potential career
  • Applicants must have completed their third year of college by June, 2018

Application Materials

  • Complete the 2018 Teaching Intern Online Application, incluing a Personal Statement.
  • A current, detailed resume outlining educational background, employment and community service experiences, academic accomplishments, and athletic interests. Your resume should include your home and college addresses and contact information (email address and cell phone number).
  • An up-to-date official transcript. You may submit transcript copies or student-generated transcripts (online or paper versions) while waiting for official transcripts to be sent by your school(s).
  • Two letters of recommendation, at least one of which must be from a college professor who can evaluate your academic work and who can assess your potential as a teacher. Recommendations may be sent via email to choatesummer@choate.edu (addressed to Ms. Eera Sharma, Director of Summer Programs). Recommendations from employers or clergy are welcome.

To ensure all parts of the application have been received and completed, applicants may contact our office at (203) 697–2365 or choatesummer@choate.edu
Only completed applications are reviewed.

Note: Applicants who are re-applying after previously being hired need to submit a cover letter detailing reasons for wanting to return, an updated resume, a current official transcript, and one new letter of recommendation. Please understand that is it unusual for a teaching Intern to return for a second summer; we would like to make this opportunity available to as many as possible who may be considering teaching as a profession.

Application Completion Deadlines

  • Applications should be completed by February 1, 2018.

After the Application is completed, what is next?

  • Only completed applications will be reviewed. Selected candidates will be invited to campus to interview (phone/SKYPE interviews may be arranged as an alternate interview venue for those living abroad, or at a great distance from our campus). Contracts are issued (usually in February and March) to applicants selected for the position.

Interview Dates

  • On-campus interview dates are January 27, 2018 and February 10, 2018.

All application materials may be submitted to choatesummer@choate.edu, or:

Choate Rosemary Hall
Summer Programs – Teaching Internship
333 Christian Street
Wallingford, CT 06492