By CAROLINA VALDIVIA
The Institute for Recruitment of Teachers (IRT) seeks to address the lack of diversity in the nation’s teaching faculties. Each year, 25-30 Interns are selected to participate in an intense four-week Summer Workshop at Phillips Academy. This program is ideal for college juniors and seniors who intend to pursue graduate study immediately upon completion of their undergraduate degree. Interns and faculty spend nine hours together each weekday in seminar discussions and activities. The summer program also includes lectures, writing conferences, films, and presentations. Students also prepare for the GRE and begin to work on their statements of purpose. Summer workshop participants receive a $1,200 stipend, travel expenses (for those traveling by plane or train), and room and board. This opportunity is open to undocumented students. IRT states on their FAQ page that “residency or citizenship is not a requirement. However, we have a strong preference for applicants who have a commitment to teach, counsel, and administrate at schools, colleges, and universities within the United States.”
Here are the eligibility requirements:
- For undergraduates, have earned a grade point average of 3.0 or above (on a 4.0 scale); and for graduate students, have earned a grade point average of 3.5 or above (on a 4.0 scale).
- In general, have an undergraduate or Master’s degree major in mathematics, social sciences, humanities, education or computer science;
- Demonstrate a commitment to eradicating racial disparities in education;
- Demonstrate an interest in serving as a positive role model to youth;
The deadline to apply is April 1, 2017
For more information and to apply, please visit their official website: IRT Summer Workshop
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