The importance of the business internship experience cannot be overstated. Traditionally, teachers go straight from earning a college degree to the classroom and do not spend time working in business or industry. The Kenan Fellows Program internship gives them the practical knowledge and application to communicate potential STEM careers, and a love of these practical skills, to their students. These students will be the next generation of workers filling the pipeline for these STEM jobs ─ many of them staying in the local talent pool.
During internships, teachers see the importance of teams of workers collaborating to achieve company goals. This real-world application transfers to team-based instruction in the classroom, preparing students to be successful in the workforce. Please refer to the following Fact Sheets for information on a typical three-week and five-week internship.
Three-Week Teacher Internship