Paid teacher training internships

We are looking for enthusiastic university students who are interested in supporting a school's physics, maths, computing or MFL department. Successful candidates will receive £900 for completion of a 3-week summer internship at a school within the North East Learning Trust. 

As well as gaining essential school experience, key to your teacher training application, you will also work alongside outstanding teachers and receive support and advice from our friendly North East SCITT (formerly Shotton Hall SCITT) team. This is the ideal opportunity to find out if teaching could be the career for you and get paid while doing it! After the internship, you will still receive post-programme support from our expert team.

Please note: Changes to how the internship is delivered may be made in line with government COVID-19 restrictions.


What will you be doing? 

  • Supporting in lessons

  • Working with small intervention groups

  • Supporting staff in everyday school life (e.g duties, clubs etc)


Have you got what it takes?

Candidates will be

  • professional

  • reliable

  • enthusiastic and passionate about their subject

  • very organised.

Candidates will have

  • strong subject-specific knowledge of maths, physics, computing or MFL

  • a passion for working with young people

  • a good sense of humour.


Applicants must be enrolled at university in any year of study and in a subject suitable for teaching physics or maths. Applicants must also have a C or above in GCSE English and maths.


How do I apply? 

Please download and complete the application form below and return it to


 Limited spaces are available so please apply as soon as possible to secure your place.  


Application deadline Monday 9 May 2022

The placement will begin in 20 June 2022 - 8 July 2022

"The internship was a really eye-opening experience for me and helped solidify my interest in teaching. All the staff I worked with at North East SCITT were very helpful, giving me lots of advice about teaching that will help me in my future career. It was a really good opportunity to be able to learn pedagogical theory, observe first-hand how experienced teachers teach, and even do some teaching myself! This internship has not only helped me gain professional skills, but also personal skills like self-confidence and time management. I cannot recommend this internship enough!"

- 2021 intern