Opportunities for Students

Robert Noyce Scholarships

The Cal Teach at Berkeley: Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship (funded by the National Science Foundation) seeks to encourage talented Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) majors to become K-12 mathematics and science teachers. The goal of the Noyce program is to recruit individuals with strong STEM backgrounds who might otherwise not have considered a career in K-12 teaching. The Cal Teach at Berkeley: Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship is intended for students who have completed their sophomore year, are majoring in a STEM field, and participate in Cal Teach. Ideal candidates demonstrate academic leadership characteristics as well as a desire to increase their knowledge of mathematics, science, and/or education. The value of the scholarship is $10,000 per year. A recipient may receive up to three years of Repayable Scholarship support, beginning in his/her junior year and continuing through the post-baccalaureate study leading to certification.


Scholarship recipients are required to complete two years of teaching in a high-need school district for each year scholarship is received. This must be completed within eight years after graduation from the program. Part-time students may receive prorated scholarships. However, if the teaching obligation is not met, the scholarship must be repaid. If awarded, the postponement/cancellation document must be submitted every year to avoid entering repayment status. Forms will be provided upon request.


Fall 2011: December 16, 2011
Spring 2012: April 13, 2012


Minimum Requirements:

1. Must be a U.S. Citizen or national, or permanent resident alien

2. Must be an incoming junior or senior at UC Berkeley to apply

3. Declared in a major in a STEM discipline

4. Will seek to earn a teaching certification and teach in a high need school district

5. At least an overall GPA of 2.75


How to Apply:
Click on this link for the application. Applications (along with signed self-certification form and disclosure document) must be submitted with an official sealed transcript, two completed recommendation forms, and an essay. Please send or drop off completed application and documents to:

Cal Teach, UC Berkeley
Attn: Atalie Chan
367 Evans Hall MC 3860
Berkeley, CA 94720

For more information, please contact Atalie Chan at 510-643-3813 or acchan@berkeley.edu


Cal Teach Noyce Summer Internships

Cal Teach offers paid summer internships working in math and science education. Interns will have the opportunity to work with leading non-profit organizations within the Greater Bay Area, engaging audiences with science, engineering, and math activities. If you would like to apply, please visit https://berkeley-csm.symplicity.com/students/ and search by the ID listed with each description below and submit your cover letter and resume. Applications are due February 3, 2012. Check back later for more internship opportunities! For additional information, you can contact Atalie Chan at acchan@berkeley.edu or 510-643-3813.



1. Current UC Berkeley Undergraduate

2. Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills

3. Demonstrated ability to work both alone and within a team

4. Interest in math or science education preferred

5. Prospective or current Cal Teach student preferred


Job ID # 800843: Cal Teach Intern at Exploratorium


Job ID # 800844: Cal Teach Intern at Lawrence Hall of Science
Summer Camps at Lawrence Hall of Science • Ages 4-18
Public Programs at Lawrence Hall of Science • Families with kids age 5-11
EBAYS Summer Research Institute • Grades 6-12

Job ID # 801018: Cal Teach Intern at STEM Academy


Summer 2012
Cal Teach Summer Research Institute

Spend the summer doing laboratory research in a paid internship, and learn more about bringing the experimental and problem-solving skills that scientists and mathematicians use in their research into the K-12 classroom! We encourage you to apply to our Summer Institute 2012, which is a 9-week program from June 13-August 12. You will work full-time (40 hours/week) under the guidance of a researcher in a science laboratory or research group on or near the UC Berkeley campus, receive a housing allowance and stipend of $5000, and can get college course credit for a workshop series that helps you connect the advanced research concepts you will be learning in your lab with your future classroom teaching.  Lab placements will be found for you that match your major and research interests, including science, math and engineering majors.


Program Highlights:
  • Conduct research at internationally-known, top-rate laboratories on or near the UC Berkeley campus (full-time 40 hours/week)
  • Experience hands-on, inquiry based science and math lessons at weekly seminars (option to earn 3 units credit for UC Berkeley Summer Sessions course UGIS 189)
  • Learn to bring research skills acquired during your internship into a K-12 setting
  • Create and present a poster demonstrating your research accomplishments, identify a lesson plan that aligns with your research, and assemble a digital portfolio that reflects on your summer research experience and future plans to teach
  • Receive a housing allowance and stipend totaling $5,000

Please fill out the application on line at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SummerInstitute2012. If you have questions, email us at calteach@berkeley.edu or phone 510-643-2921. There is a rolling admission policy; laboratories start offering placements on February 1, 2012, and continue to offer internships until all openings are filled (at the latest, mid-March)—so apply early!

Chile Study Abroad Opportunity
Cal Teach has developed a study abroad program with the University of Chile in Santiago. Students will study in Chile for a semester as well as have a field placement in a local public school as part of an inquiry based science program. The program will begin in Fall 2010. If you are interested, please check out the information available at Berkeley Programs for Study Abroad website. The Chile Advisor, Andrea Brown, can help you with the application process and answer any of your questions. Email her for more information at andreabrown@berkeley.edu. Please let Cal Teach know if you are planning to apply so that we can coordinate with folks in Chile to make sure that you get placed in the correct program.


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