Classroom Based Externship

CalTeach at Berkeley is partnering with several schools, including within Oakland, Berkeley, and Alameda County, Unified School Districts, to offer an intensive Classroom Based Externship twice a year: the week before Fall Semester and last week of Winter Break.

Through this paid intensive fieldwork, you will get first-hand experience in a middle or high school classroom and observe an experienced mentor teacher. The total hours of intensive fieldwork varies depending on the school you are placed in and the teacher's schedule.

Please see the Externship Guide and Expectations Document for more information!

Eligibility Requirements

You must have taken at least two CalTeach courses and be a current undergraduate at the start of the internship. Preferences will be given to students who have declared or will declare a CalTeach (Science and Math Education) Minor.

Students are advised that the participant support stipends, like other scholarships and awards, may adjust their current financial package. It is recommended that students speak to the Financial Aid Office in Sproul Hall to see what, if any, adjustment may occur, or if you any other have concerns regarding the scholarships.

You must be a U.S. Citizen, National, or Legal Resident in order to apply.

For more information, please contact the Program Coordinator at

How to Apply

To be considered for this externship opportunity, please complete the Online Application by the following deadlines.

Fall Externship - Application deadline is June 15th
Winter Break Externship - Application deadline is November 1st