The IISME Summer Fellowship Program places K-16 teachers from all disciplines into high-performance industry and research environments for the summer. Teachers work full-time for eight weeks, complete a project for their sponsors, and are paid $8,200 for their work. Teachers devote 10% of their paid time to focus on how they will transfer their Summer Fellowship experience back to their students and colleagues.
By working at one of IISME’s sponsoring organizations, such as Stanford University, Lockheed Martin, Intel, Life Technologies or Cisco Systems just to name a few, teachers are able to experience, first hand, the practical applications of the science, math and technology they teach. This teaching fellowship experience becomes a springboard for infusing curriculum with “real world” connections that further engage students in learning. Many IISME Fellows report that their Summer Fellowship experiences reenergize their enthusiasm and commitment to teaching as they come away with exciting ideas for how to better prepare their students for 21st Century careers.
Each year, IISME offers approximately 160 Summer Fellowships to educators who teach in the 7 county San Francisco Bay Area. As IISME expands to new regions in Southern California, a handful of Fellowships in Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego counties will also be available.
Applications will be accepted beginning in late November. For more information about the IISME Summer Fellowship Program including eligibility requirements and to apply for this unique professional development opportunity, please visit: http://www.iisme.org.
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Our step-by-step guide for a competitive fellowship application
1. Create a plan
2. Project proposal ideas
3. Talk to current / former fellows
4. Prepare an effective resumé
5. Find a host institution
6. Write a compelling personal statement
7. Prepare a strong project proposal
8. Get great recommendation letters (P1)
9. Get great recommendation letters (P2)
10. Nail the individual and group interviews