Summer Internship in Math & Science


UCLA’s Cal Teach program offers a summer internship for math, science and engineering majors (UCLA undergraduate students) who want to continue their exploration of teaching as a career. Through this paid ($400) internship, students will get first-hand experience in a middle or high school classroom and work closely with a mentor teacher. One exciting component of this internship is that we partner with UCLA alumni who are teaching throughout Los Angeles. Most of our partner schools are located in Downtown Los Angeles, East Los Angeles, South Los Angeles, Hawthorne and Lawndale. This will be an opportunity to witness and experience, first hand, urban education in high-need schools.

The 2020 summer internship is one week in duration during the week preceding the first week of UCLA Fall Quarter classes (September 20-25, 2020), with a two-hour follow-up meeting on Tuesday, September 29, from 9:00-11:00 a.m.. The first day of classes for Fall 2020 is Thursday, October 1, 2020, so there is no overlap with Fall Quarter classes.



Cal Teach Noyce Summer Internship -- Dates for Summer 2020

September 20-25, 2020

On Sunday, September 20, there will be a half-day Orientation on the UCLA campus from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. The internship at the schools will be a full day (~6-7 hours per day), each day, on Monday through Friday, for a total of at least 24 hours at the school. Schools generally are open roughly within the range of 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., with exact times varying by school. There will also be a two-hour follow-up meeting on Tuesday, September 29, from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. at UCLA.


You must be an undergraduate student at UCLA.

Previous participation in at least one of the Cal Teach seminars is strongly preferred (i.e. having already taken at least one course from the following list: Science Education 1SL, 10SL, or 100SL; Math 71SL, 72SL, 73SL or 74SL; or Math 103 A, B,C, or Math 105 A, B, C). Priority consideration is also provided for those who have participated in the Learning Assistant program.

You must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident, or AB540 student. International students (F-1) are not eligible.

TB test taken within 6 months of starting the internship showing that your are free of active TB will be required, if accepted. The TB test must be negative and must be dated March 21, 2020 or later. (You should wait until you are accepted before taking and submitting a TB test to us. You do not need to submit the TB test as part of your application). Once accepted, TB tests should be emailed to by September 11, 2020.

You must be intending to enroll at UCLA as an undergraduate for Fall 2020 Quarter. You cannot have already graduated from UCLA. Graduate students (or students enrolling as graduate students in Fall 2020) are not eligible.

To apply:

Check back in Spring 2020 for application for Summer 2020.


**Misrepresenting your information on the application (e.g. your current major, current minor, Cal Teach courses taken, etc) could result in dismissal from the internship and/or rescinding of payment in full.

Additional Information:

You will be awarded the $400 as a scholarship during Fall Quarter through the Financial Aid Office, subject to constraints imposed by financial aid. Please note that this scholarship payment may reduce your loans or other scholarships, depending upon your circumstances. Unfortunately, we cannot make payment through any other process to avoid these financial aid constraints. *You must be enrolled as an undergraduate during the Fall Quarter in order to pay you.

We do not provide housing, nor do we cover costs of housing.

We will arrange transportation (via carpools) for students originating from UCLA (or near vicinity) only. If you are commuting from your home or other non-UCLA location, you must provide your own transportation. We do not reimburse for gas or mileage.

Please contact the Cal Teach staff at or 310-794-2191 with any questions.


Locations of schools from summer 2013

Note that the teachers and schools participating in our summer program vary year by year. Not all schools have both math and science placements. The 2013 map is provided to show the range of geographic areas where we may have placements in any given year but does not represent the exact list of participating schools.


Location of Schools from Summer 2019:

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