CAST's internship program provides interns with opportunities to supplement academics with real-world, career-building experiences. CAST internships empower interns to pursue their own interests while developing their knowledge of UDL, and building relationships with people actively working in the field of education.
CAST values the contributions that interns make to our innovative capacity and knowledge base. Therefore, in addition to the project work that interns do, interns are included in meetings and other events that include training, brainstorming sessions, guest speakers and project presentations.
At the end of the internship, CAST provides interns with a letter of completion, which includes a formal description of the projects they contributed to and the work they completed. In addition, interns may qualify for a $575 stipend after the completion of 120 hours of work.
Past interns at CAST have...
- participated in prototype development teams
- contributed to subject-specific literature reviews
- collected research data in schools
- created multi-media products
- developed online materials for websites and Web 2.0 applications
- designed logos, posters, bookmarks, and other print publications
- illustrated digital books for children
- collaborated on research prototypes
How do I apply?
Send a resume or CV and three references to firstname.lastname@example.org along with a cover letter briefly describing your interests and goals for the internship. For design internships, you should include some samples of your work.
What else do I need to know?
Your application will be reviewed to determine whether a CAST internship is a good fit. Applicants selected for an introductory interview will be contacted by the internship coordinator. This meeting is to determine whether a CAST internship is available that can help you achieve your goals. The interview will include:
- An introduction to CAST and its mission
- An in-depth description of the internship program
- An overview of potential projects
Applicants selected for a second interview with project leads will further explore the fit between their learning goals and current opportunities for interns. References are checked before acceptance into the program. Upon acceptance, the internship coordinator will work with you to determine your start and end date, along with your availability to work onsite. Your supervisor and mentors will work closely with you during your internship to ensure that you are achieving your goals for an internship at CAST.