June 30, 2008

Paid internships for Capital District area teachers and counselors

Source: NYSUT Newswire

A paid, three-week summer internship program sponsored by the New York State Department of Labor is being offered to middle and high school teachers and counselors in July and August. The program is an interactive and practical learning experience that can be brought back to the classroom to share with students and colleagues.

The curriculum includes new career exploration tools and techniques teachers can use to help students transition from school to the workplace. The program stresses the local labor market, what employers are looking for, the safety and legal issues related to younger workers, and resources available through a wide variety of organizations to help prepare students for a good work experience.

Participants will:

  • hear from state and local leaders, business representatives and fellow educators;
  • learn through instruction, hands-on learning, and site visits to local one-stop career centers;
  • develop a presentation to deliver to school colleagues; and
  • receive assistance with developing lesson plans for integrating career and labor market information into their school curricula.

The two sessions will be base at the New York State Department of Labor, State Office Building Campus, Building 12, Albany, New York.

Session One is offered July 15-17, July 22-24, or July 29-31; and Session Two is Aug. 5-7; Aug. 12-14; or Aug. 19-21. Participants will receive $1,500.

To register, fill out an application  and e-mail it to Victoria.Gray@labor.state.ny.us. Registration ends July 7.

For more information, contact Vicki Gray at (518) 402-0440, or Daphne Forezzi at (518) 485-1722.


Download internship application