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Aim High

Assistant Teacher

June - July 2021 • San Francisco, CA

What I liked

The supervisors, teachers, and students at Aim High are all such phenomenal people! We were given a lot of professional development and curriculum prep time as part of our summer schedule, and I learned so much about teaching from the other staff. The kids were so fun to be around and I loved getting to engage with them over curriculum that felt relevant to their lives.

What I wish was different

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College teaching intern

June - July 2019 • East Palo Alto, CA

What I liked

I enjoyed the structure of the program. It allowed the middle school students to get some much needed exposure to some of the concepts that they will likely face in the upcoming school year. Also was very laid back as an internship. The mission of the program spoke to me personally, so it was a lot easier for me to work through the more difficult times, which come with any position in which you work with children. The leadership there was amazing. They had interns paired up with actual teachers so that we could get mentorship from a person who actually works in the field and has credentials. overall, a great learning environment.

What I wish was different

I wish the program would allow for more students to work with. There are plenty of kids in East Palo Alto that could benefit from this program.

Advice

Make sure you are good with middle school kids. They can be mean and act out constantly.
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College Intern

May - August 2019 • Novato, CA

What I liked

Great opportunity to work with students in the age group I hope to teach!

What I wish was different

It was a bit of a commute, but I learned to enjoy the time alone!

Advice

It definitely isn't easy, but it's so rewarding!
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college intern

June - July 2019 • San Rafael, CA

What I liked

Working with students from my community and preventing the summer slide!

What I wish was different

I wish I would have done more research for my capstone project in grad schools.

Advice

Get to know all the students. The five weeks goes by so fast and by the end of the internship, it’ll be so hard saying bye to them.
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Lead Teacher

June - July 2019 • Napa, CA

What I liked

I loved working with kids and being able to get practice in the field that I am hoping to enter after graduation.

What I wish was different

I wish that it was a longer program!

Advice

Take advantage of all the learning experiences that you can get!
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College Intern

June - August 2019 • San Francisco, CA

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

In searching for an internship, don't limit yourself. I was nervous working for an unfamiliar company in an unfamiliar city, but I am so glad I did something I was scared of and pushed my own personal boundaries.
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Outdoor Educator Intern

June - August 2018 • Redwood City, CA

What I liked

I loved working with the students and working outdoors. It really solidified my aspirations in being an educator and simultaneously opened my eyes to different types of educator opportunities that are available to me. I really enjoyed working with my AHEH team, it was a really great work environment.

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Teacher's Assistant

June - July 2017 • Richmond, CA

What I liked

I loved getting to work with the kids in my class and getting to learn from the teachers and staff.

What I wish was different

I wish there were more opportunities to be involved year round

Advice

Go in with an open mind and expect to grow in ways you didn't expect.
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