The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program is a grant funded through the National Science Foundation to encourage talented science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) majors and professionals to become certified secondary (grades 7-12) science and math teachers.
The Mesa Community College Education Studies Department in conjunction with the Northern Arizona University Center for Science Teaching and Learning jointly facilitate the NAU Noyce Fellows grant, September 2010 - August 2015 (Phase I).
MCC oversees paid Noyce internships in STEM-focused, K-12 summer youth camps in order to provide college freshmen and sophomores with backgrounds in STEM subjects and an interest in teaching a chance to observe and engage in STEM education.
NAU oversees juniors, seniors, and post-baccalaureate students that are selected for substantial Noyce Fellows scholarships and are enrolled in an NAUTeach secondary education STEM teacher certification program.
2013 Noyce Summer Intern Program Partners
Q) What do Noyce interns do?
The STEM youth camps are staffed with experienced instructors. Noyce interns assist the instructors with demonstrations, outdoor education, field or lab investigations, designing instruction, small group instruction, one-on-one instruction, tutoring, and assisting with set up /clean up.
Q) How much are Noyce interns paid?
Intern stipends are calculated at $15 per hour. The total amount depends on the needs of the individual youth camps that the interns are placed in. During Summer 2012, intern stipends ranged from $845 - $2,406 with an average stipend of $1,292.
Q) When are the Noyce summer internships?
Camp and training dates and times vary depending on which program interns are placed into. Some camps are all day, some are only in the mornings or afternoons. Placements run from 1-6 weeks. Camps begin at the end of May or start in June or occasionally in July. Once intern applications have been reviewed, applicants who are being considered for placement will be notified of the various camp details and and will be asked to rank the options by their interest and availability. The Noyce intern selection committee will then coordinate site preferences to make sure all placements are covered and will send out formal offers for specific placements.
Q) What did previous Noyce interns have to say about their experience?
Working one-on-one with students and seeing how well they performed after my tutoring and mentoring made me feel accomplished.
Q) Who can apply?
Q) How and when are applications accepted?
Submit the online application plus additional required documentation by: FRIDAY, MARCH 29 AT 4:30PM. Late applications will be reviewed ONLY IF not enough qualified applications are received by the deadline. Candidates will be announced by the end of April and placed by early May.