Noyce 2021 Internship Opportunity for Students Interested in Teaching STEM

The National Science Foundation's Robert Noyce Scholarship will fund two different internship opportunities for current CVCC students interested in pursuing teaching careers in STEM fields.

Assistant teacher at the Claytor Nature Center's academic summer camps:
The summer camp internship requires a commitment to attend three days of mandatory training (June 2 - 4), camp sessions (June 7 - 11 and June 21 - 25), and clean up/wrap up (June 28 - 29) at Claytor Nature Center in Bedford, VA. Duties may include assisting the lead teacher, leading some short lessons, and overseeing unstructured exploration time. The camp will enroll two groups of students ages 6 - 8 and 9 - 12. Designated hours are 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Four positions are available for summer 2021.

Assistant and lead teacher of nature programs during fall or spring semester:
The intern (assistant teacher) will attend at least three nature programs plus two guided hikes and complete the associated assignments. The intern will also create three short nature lessons related to the intern's field of study and co-lead small groups of youth or families through lessons on designated days. Specific requirements and work schedule will be determined with the coordinator in advance of beginning work. Two positions are available for the 2021-22 academic year, and interns will typically work with students 3 - 14 years old.

Students selected for these opportunities will need to provide their own transportation to Claytor. Each intern who successfully completes training, teaching assignments, and clean up/wrap up will receive a $1,000 stipend.

To apply, please fill out an initial screening application online at: CNC Teacher/Counselor Application 2021, and email a PDF version of your cover letter and resume to Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and will continue until all positions are filled.

Information about the summer camps is available at

Disclaimer: This material is based upon work funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) under Grant #1852670. Any opinions, findings, interpretations, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of its authors and do not represent the views of the AAAS Board of Directors, the Council of AAAS, AAAS’ membership or the National Science Foundation.