How to Apply for Observational Teaching Internships
Observational teaching internships are an important part of many graduate university programs where the student is interested in working toward teaching in his or her discipline at the Cégep or university level. To support this, a limited number of internships are facilitated by the College on an annual basis. Note that due to the restrictions of collective agreements, teaching internships at the College are of the form of practicums. This means that the intern may observe classroom learning and teaching styles, often working in a limited capacity with students. Depending on the teacher and course with whom the intern is matched, the intern may be permitted to lead a component of a class lecture or assist a Champlain faculty member in delivering a course component, but the intern may not teach an entire class or course. If your internship requirements include teaching complete classes or entire courses, or if the requirements include higher expectations and a greater responsibility than what the College can provide, your application will not be accepted.
Only students registered at a local university (i.e., McGill, Concordia, UQAM, Université de Sherbrooke, Université de Montréal, Laval, Bishops, Polytechnique Montréal, ÉTS, etc.) at the graduate level in a discipline which is offered at the College are eligible to apply for an internship. Internships are not renumerated by Champlain College Saint-Lambert. Priority is given to graduate students who require internship experience to fulfill their degree program’s teaching requirement.
Before applying, please consult with your university to determine whether the type of internship that the College can support will be recognized by your institution.