Virtual Teaching Internship
January 19th to April 23rd, 2021
This Spring, Outreach360 is offering a unique remote teaching internship. For 2 or 4 hours each week for 12 weeks, you will be teaching beginner to advanced level English Language Learners in Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic. Through a structured English curriculum and professional teacher training, you will have all the tools you need to lead engaging and effective English lessons.
You will have the choice of teaching either one or two days each week (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, or Saturday). With the support of a professional leadership team and curriculum, you will be providing the essential service of an English education to Outreach360 students. This unique chance at learning English will not only benefit our students in being able to learn a new language but exposes them to new ways of thinking, inspires them to dream big, and empowers them to lead a life that they choose for themselves. The true impact Outreach360 volunteers have on our students is nearly unquantifiable.
In addition to the invaluable teaching experience, you will also enhance your teaching knowledge through a professional teacher training curriculum created for your development. You will have access to dozens of professional education modules, including:
How to Make a Virtual Classroom
Making Online Classes More Active and Interactive
Tips for Engaging Students in Online English Language Learning
Formative Assessment for the Student-Centered Classroom
Teaching Lower Levels
Teaching Science & Math to English Language Learners
Teaching Students of Different Abilities and Learning Styles
Visual Thinking Strategies, Working With Images, and Viewing
Foundations of TESOL Methodology
How We Think and How It Affects Language Learning
The highlight of my remote intern experience was watching my students grow. I saw their confidence expand in ways that honor their voice and show they are leaders in their communities and classrooms. Become an Outreach360 remote intern! You are allowing students to push their own levels of creativity, leadership, and motivation in the classroom. You will feel happiness unlike any other, knowing that your students learned new vocabulary every day and saw their own potential. You make a huge difference in their lives, even without realizing it. Thank you to everyone! I will never forget this opportunity. I have learned so much.
- Amanda Dettmann
You will make a real difference. English is a highly sought-after skill for our students and their communities, and opportunities to learn from native and near-native English speakers are few and far between, not to mention costly. We can guarantee that dedicating your time to teach English to Outreach360 students will make a real difference.
You will grow as a teacher. You will receive professional teacher training throughout your internship, giving you the knowledge and skills you need to connect with your students and lead effective and engaging classrooms. At the end of your internship, you will have grown not only as an educator but also as a mentor.
Welcome to your Teaching Internship!
January 19 to April 23rd, 2021
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM EDT
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT
You have a choice of teaching once or twice weekly on days that works best for you between Tuesdays and Saturdays
Where our students live.
Our Commitment to Education Equality
Outreach360 is committed to providing powerful opportunities to students in Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic at no cost to them or their families. This is made possible by our interns who donate their time and commit to raising and donating the funds required to sponsor these programs.
As part of the registration process, we ask all of our interns to raise or donate a minimum program donation of $500 USD if teaching once weekly and $750 if teaching twice weekly prior to participating in the 12-week internship. A $100 donation is required upon registering as a good faith deposit and the remaining program donation must be raised or donated by November 30th.
Your minimum program donation not only goes hand-in-hand with your service, but it also ensures the following benefits as a part of your experience:
A professionally trained leadership team
Training and support
Confirmation of service hours
Am I eligible to participate in the internship?
Outreach360's internship has been specifically designed for high school students (grades 10-12 only) and college students that enjoy working with and serving children and youth. We also welcome anybody who is post-secondary that has a desire to make a difference. You will need to be proficient using Zoom, however we are happy to offer pre-internship training to ensure you are prepared. We also ask that you raise and/or donate a one-time program donation of $500 if teaching once weekly, and $750 if teaching twice weekly. We will provide a fundraising page and resources to help you be successful in raising those funds.
How long is the internship?
The internship runs for twelve weeks total, beginning in January and ending in April. The internship takes place on a day of your choosing between Tuesday and Saturday for two hours each day. You have the option to choose between teaching one day a week or two. Teaching and planning time is incorporated into every day's two hour session.
What is the cost to participate in the program?
There is a minimum program donation of $500 USD if teaching once weekly, and $750 if teaching twice weekly, required for the 12-week internship. Each intern must be registered on our website with a $100 USD deposit due upon registration. The remaining program donation needs to be raised/donated by November 30th. Each intern will receive a personal donation page and family and friends are invited to contribute. All donations are tax-deductible for U.S. taxpayers.
How much Spanish do I need to know?
You are not required to know any Spanish to participate in this internship. You will be teaching English throughout your internship in English-only classrooms. Our students are accustomed to immersive-style lessons and will be up to the challenge.
How will I benefit from participating in this internship?
In this internship, you will be making a real difference with students in underserved areas of Latin America by empowering them through the unique opportunity of learning English. You will also gain invaluable skills working with and instructing English Language Learners. And the connections you make will make every day of this internship a truly magical experience. Additionally, Outreach360's virtual impact programs help you to grow in working and serving remotely, an increasingly prevalent skillset.
How will Outreach360 students benefit from my service?
The students participating in Outreach360's programs receive the opportuities that volunteers like you provide at no cost to them or their families. This unique chance at learning English will not only benefit our students in being able to learn a new language but exposes them to new ways of thinking, inspires them to dream big, and empowers them to lead a life that they choose for themselves. The true impact Outreach360 volunteers have on our students is nearly unquantifiable.
What will be expected of me throughout the 12 weeks?
We expect you to treat this internship like any other job experience. We expect you to be professional and follow the guidelines we have in place to support and protect you and our students. We also expect you to be in communication if a conflict comes up that would prevent you from meeting your internship expectations.