BEN provides a unique experience for individuals who are interested in a career in education to become involved with the summer learning program by applying for the role of an intern. BEN’s 2023 Summer Learning Program aims to reduce the percentage of public primary school children who do not achieve reading proficiency by P4 by providing intensive intervention through lessons which reinforce concepts and one-on-one tuition with reading experts.
This year, the program will take place from July 3 until July 21 at Somersfield Academy. Interns are trained using the Wilson Fundations Ready to Rise program, which outlines the core language concepts and provides the key skills that they will need in order to enhance student success in the program. The interns act as teaching assistants, are responsible for devising games and activities for the children during break times, support the lead teachers with lessons and reading tutorials and independently teach small groups of children critical language skills such as dictation and fluency. As a BEN intern, you will receive insight into teaching, classroom management, lesson planning, assessments, and writing final reports.
BEN 2022 Summer Intern, Alexandra Calauro, recalls her experience as an intern at BEN as “a great way to learn from professionals in the education field.” She believes that “anyone who is interested in teaching and education, particularly in the realm of literacy intervention, should apply to intern at BEN! The BEN staff are incredibly supportive, and it is a great opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a classroom. I have learned so much from my internship at BEN and have developed a passion for literacy education that I did not realize I had prior!”
Jaishelbi Johnston, who was also a summer intern in 2022, described the program as being “an incredibly enriching experience.” She adds, “the team was lovely, the educational program was solid, and I felt like I got a real look into what being a classroom teacher would be like. I thoroughly enjoyed my time spent with the BEN team and all the students as well. I think anyone considering any type of work with children should apply because you can get a feel for if the career path is well suited for you, all while being supported by the teachers. If you already know you want to be a teacher or are currently studying to be one, it’s a great way to start building connections with the teaching community in Bermuda.”
Alexandra and Jaishelbi are all looking forward to returning as BEN interns in 2023!
Anyone who is interested in interning for BEN is encouraged to email their CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to hearing from you!