Groton School has offered a teacher-intern program for nearly 40 years. Named for retired 48-year faculty member Charles Alexander, the program serves recent college graduates interested in working under supervision to develop the varied skills required of secondary boarding school teachers. The program offers as wide an exposure as possible to all aspects of life at the School. Groton School has filled its intern positions for the 2012-13 school year. Applications for the 2013-14 school year should be submitted before January 1, 2013.
The intern's responsibilities will include supervised teaching under the guidance of an experienced member of the department, observation of other classes, and teaching or assisting in at least one other class. The fields open to interns are English, Mathematics, History, Classics, French, Spanish, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Religion, the Arts (not Art History), and Admission. Interns also help coach athletics during at least two but preferably three seasons, assist in dormitory supervision one evening per week and every fourth Saturday evening (or as needed), and participate in other areas of school life commensurate with their interests and talents.
Teacher-intern appointments are one-year, salaried positions. Also provided are living quarters, meals in the School Dining Hall, and full utilities, except for telephone. Medical insurance is provided, with interns paying 25 percent of the premium for the chosen plan.
College seniors and recent graduates interested in applying for the Charles C. Alexander Teacher-Intern Program should submit a cover letter; a resume indicating previous employment, education, interests, and athletic experience; their college transcript; and three letters of recommendation to the Charles C. Alexander Teacher-Intern Program, Groton School, 282 Farmers Row, P.O. Box 991, Groton, Massachusetts 01450-0991, before January 1, 2013. Questions should be directed to Ms. Rita Lalli at email@example.com