Iowa STEM Teacher Externship Application

Information before you apply to be an Iowa STEM Teacher Extern

The application for summer 2023 Externships is now closed. If you would like to participate this summer please email to inquire if any opportunities are available in your area.

The goal of an Iowa STEM Teacher Externship is to help teachers better connect the content and skills they teach to the needs of Iowa's STEM workplaces throughout our state.

  • Iowa STEM Teacher Externships are geared toward secondary STEM educators.
  • STEM Teacher Externs are expected to work for 200 - 240 hours for the extern host, typically starting in June and ending in July for 5-6 full-time weeks. STEM Teacher Extern hosts are often flexible in adjusting work schedules to meet the needs of their STEM teacher externs.
  • Iowa STEM Teacher Externs earn a stipend of up to $5,000 and three graduate credits through the University of Northern Iowa's Continuing Education program paid for by the Iowa STEM Teacher Externships Program. 

Iowa STEM Teacher Externship matches will be made based on workplace needs and teacher qualifications, skills and interests. Iowa STEM Teacher Externship placements will begin in March and will extend into the spring. 

Please note: Submission of an application does not guarantee a summer STEM Teacher Externship placement.