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At CAST, we know that every employee, including our interns, contributes to our international reputation as a leader in education research, technology, and Universal Design for Learning. Teamwork, risk-taking, and collaborative thinking are essential to the way we work. Most of all, our mission—to transform education design and practice until learning has no limits—motivates not only what we do but how we do it.

We value 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.

Past interns at CAST have...

  • participated in research prototype development teams
  • contributed to subject-specific literature reviews
  • collected research data in schools
  • created multi-media products
  • developed online materials for websites and applications
  • designed logos, posters, bookmarks, and other print publications
  • illustrated digital books for children
  • participated in designing professional learning events and materials
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Summer 2023 Internship Opportunities

  • Human Resources Intern
    The Human Resources Intern will get hands-on experience with the full recruiting cycle. They will assist Human Resources with screenings, scheduling and reference checking. They will also gain knowledge on applicant tracking systems used, as well as assisting CAST with engagement activities and interact with various departments/hiring managers. They can observe how employee policies are created for our personnel handbook and help with the maintenance and tracking of our performance evaluations.
  • Instructional Design Intern
    Project OASIS trains on-site coaches in elementary to provide a continuous cycle of professional development, professional learning communities, and a coaching model to support teaching and learning in science for students with disabilities with participating 4th- and 5th-grade general and special education teachers. We look forward to an intern to support the development of coaching materials, including videos, diagrams, slides, and training materials based on their interests, goals, and skills. This internship provides interns with an opportunity to develop and work with the OASIS team in the design, materials development, and implementation of this project in our initial pilot study. These materials include video, slide decks, and diagram supports for coaches in implementation of CAST's Science Notebook in a Universal Design for Learning Environment (SNUDLE) tool in 4th and 5th grade.
  • Research Intern
    The Circle Up project team will be creating a set of classroom routines, lessons and protocols for integrating academic, social, and emotional learning using a UDL lens. The role of the research intern will be to conduct a literature review, summarize findings, and manage found resources on student patterns of motivation, engagement, and self-regulation. Literature will include applications of affective neuroscience to educational contexts. This intern will gain the opportunity to understand critical issues at the intersection of affective neuroscience and education, and to apply them in a state-of-the-art program aimed at integrating academic, social, and emotional learning.
  • Postsecondary & Workforce Intern
    CAST’s Postsecondary & Workforce teams are looking for an intern to support their work throughout the BioFab Explorer and America Makes projects. The role of this intern will be to engage in instructional design and other tasks for the postsecondary and workforce projects in advanced manufacturing and to offer a near peer perspective on the work. This intern will gain the opportunity to understand how education and industry engage with one another to address inclusion in the biotech workforce and advanced manufacturing communities more broadly.

How do I apply?

Email with the following information:

  • Your top 2 internship preferences from our current opportunities
  • Your resume and cover letter
  • List of 3 references

What else do I need to know?

We run our internship program in the fall, spring and summer.

The application deadlines for application submissions are:

  • Summer: May 1
    For our summer internship cycle, we will reach out for interviews in early May for a June start date.
  • Fall: September 1
    For our fall internship cycle, we will reach out for interviews in early September for an October start date.
  • Spring: January 15
    For our spring internship cycle, we will reach out for interviews in late January for an early March start date.

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 are paid a generous stipend for 120 hours of work.

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