Teaching Internships

2024 Paid Teaching Internships at Excalibur Schools

Are you considering teaching as a career?

Are you currently studying for a degree or Masters?

Paid teaching internships are an opportunity to experience life as a secondary school teacher, getting involved in a range of activities based at an Excalibur Academies Trust school; either St John’s Marlborough and other schools in Wiltshire/West Berkshire or at one of the Excalibur Bristol schools (Bristol programme now closed to new applications).

Teaching internships are funded by the DfE and in 2024 will run for three weeks from 17th June. Interns under 21 are paid £300 per week and Interns who are age 21 or over at the time of the internship will be paid £400 per week.

Internships are aimed at current students who would like the opportunity to find out more about teaching careers in Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Languages or Physics.

Up to 20 places are available on the programme. Apply using the link below.

The internship offers unforgettable life experiences as well as valuable work experience and skills that are transferable into other careers, enabling you to gain confidence and benefiting you in the jobs market.  Interns spend time getting involved in a wide range of school activities, as well as observing and participating in classes. We’ll talk to you about the opportunities to train as a teacher, and we are keen to recruit Interns who have not considered a teaching career previously, as well as those who are looking for teaching experience.

Who can apply?

Priority will be given to students studying courses that qualify them to take a secondary post-graduate teaching qualification in Chemistry, Computer Science, Languages, Maths and Physics, but applications from undergraduates in other subjects with a good relevant A Level will also be considered.

If you’re looking for a Languages internship: Language teachers in England are normally expected to be able to teach at least one language from French, German and Spanish to A-Level, and a second language at Key Stage 3. We are therefore looking for Languages Interns who are either fluent, or currently studying at least one of these languages.

If you’d like to discuss your eligibility, email us on AdminTSA@stjohns.excalibur.org.uk

Applications will be considered from undergraduates from any year including those who graduate in 2024.

We are unable to accept applications from anyone who has already secured a place on a PGCE training course or from anyone who has previously participated in a DfE-funded Teaching Internship programme.

International students

Overseas students studying in the UK can apply, but interns must be considering training to teach in England.  International students must have the right to work in the UK through a visa or other immigration status (e.g. EU settlement scheme or indefinite leave to remain).

Emma Hawes, Excalibur’s Professional Learning Lead, is heading up the programme. She said:

“We already run a successful School Direct teacher training programme at St John’s, and the internship programme complements this well. Our exciting three-week programme gives our Interns a taste of life as a secondary school teacher, as well as an opportunity to gain valuable experience, and we hope that our interns will be inspired to consider teaching as a career option once they graduate.”

Applications: Chemistry, Computer Science, Maths, Languages, Physics

** 2024 Programme now closed to new applications. Email AdminTSA@stjohns.excalibur.org.uk if you have any questions.

Apply online for an internship at St John’s Marlborough using our application form:


If you have any questions, email AdminTSA@stjohns.excalibur.org.uk. Please include details of the degree you are studying. If your interest is in training to teach a different subject, we can arrange school experience for you to help you find out what it’s like to be in a classroom.

The internship programme is funded by the DfE and runs at schools across England. You can find out more about the programme and about other internship providers on the Get into Teaching website

DfE Privacy notice: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1IKW5Fu7vZ5QV0Nrq1f2NDyg64sJCafn3/edit

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