We are offering full-time internships (8:00 am – 4:00 pm) to native and near-native speakers of German who are studying to become educators. Internships are available for Erzieher/innen (Preschool), Grundschule (Grades K-4), and Mittelschule (Grades 5-8) in a variety of subjects. We offer a dynamic team, an innovative German-immersion concept, a friendly school community, small class sizes, and qualified teacher mentors to support interns on their way to becoming full-time teachers in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, or elsewhere. Candidates also get to experience first-hand the benefits and challenges of teaching at a growing German school abroad.
- Observation and teacher support in lessons
- One on one support for individual students
- Cooperative planning of lessons
- Preparing of lesson materials
- Teaching of individual lessons or units
- Participation in weekly intern meetings
- Participation in GISC's after hour and weekend events
- Supervision during field trips, recess and lunch breaks
- Participation in the after school program (1-2 afternoons a week)
Applications are accepted throughout the school year. Applicants for Math, Art, Science, Music, Spanish, and P.E. can still apply for January/February - June 2023.
40 hours per week
4 month minimum
We are looking for intrinsically motivated team players and energetic candidates who are able to engage children in learning, and who are willing to work cooperatively to create their best learning experience here at GISC. Interns will be responsible for supervising, monitoring, and teaching students in our program as well as developing curricular units with the help of mentor teachers.
Vorschule und Kindergarten
1. Staatsexamen (Lehramt)
2. Staatsexamen (Lehramt)
Dem 2. Staatsexamen (Lehramt) vergleichbarer, anerkannter Abschluss
Deutsch als Fremdsprache (DaF)
While the internship is unpaid, we try to find host families for our interns. Interns receive a certificate (Praktikumszeugnis) after successful completion of the internship program. Stipends may be available through the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) and we will assist in providing all necessary documentation in time to support the application.
Note: visa costs are around $1500, the intern is also responsible for their flight, cost of living, and health insurance .
About the School:
The German International School Chicago (GISC) is a private, nonprofit, bilingual IB World School. Since opening its doors in 2009, GISC has grown to over 150 students from Preschool through Grade 8. The school intends to grow to the completion of high school.
GISC’s curriculum is taught mainly in German with an intercultural approach. Low student-teacher ratios enable students to learn in a supportive and individualized environment that nurtures curiosity and creativity while fostering global awareness. GISC students – fluent in German and English – will become well-rounded, creative, and responsible global citizens. GISC welcomes students of all backgrounds and nationalities. The current student body represents 43 nationalities with over 30 languages spoken at home.
Please send any questions and/or your application including a cover letter, resumé, and any supporting documents (transcript of records, letters of reference, etc.) directly to our Internship Program Coordinator Fabian Liesner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please indicate if you have a driver's license and whether you would like to stay with a host family or if you plan on organizing your own accommodation.
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