Equity Educators (Interns) for the Equity Educator Internship Program
The Equity Educator Intern Program is designed to provide hands-on/practical experience in an educational setting with a Faculty Ambassador for one semester. To enhance the Equity Educator’s introduction to the field of instruction, the program has the following two components: 1) approximately 16 hours of equity and student-centered training (at no cost to the Equity Educator) and 2) approximately 64 hours of classroom observation/program requirements, which includes no more than 6 hours of direct instruction.
Individuals with Computer Science and Business backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply.
This program is also open to individuals interested in non-instructional faculty roles, such as individuals interested in becoming Counselors, Librarians, etc.
Expectations for this position include:
- Attend the equity and student-centered training.
- Attend every class meeting led by assigned Faculty Ambassador (for one course) in the Spring 2024 semester.
- Meet with assigned Faculty Ambassador for a minimum of fifteen (15) minutes per week to discuss any questions, concerns, ideas, lesson plans, etc.
- Teach a minimum of three (3), not to exceed four (4), class sessions and/or trainings (for non-instructional positions).
- Meet with the assigned Faculty Ambassador for a minimum of thirty (30) minutes subsequent to each class session taught to exchange feedback.
- Observe at least one (1) other unassigned Faculty Ambassador’s class.
- Participate in a mid-semester facilitated discussion with Equity Educator cohort.
- Attend an end-of-semester debrief and celebration.
- Obtain guidance regarding the part-time faculty application and interview process. This could include interviewing for a part-time teaching position.
- The Faculty Ambassador is the instructor of record; respect their experience, knowledge, skills and abilities.
The Equity Educator program obligation is approximately eighty (80) hours.
- Graduate students within one (1) year of completion of a Master’s degree or Doctorate degree OR meet the minimum qualifications of a subject-matter discipline AND
- No prior paid higher education teaching experience AND
- Demonstrate the ability to utilize an equity mindset framework in and out of the classroom.
NOTE: To review the minimum qualifications for adjunct faculty assignments, go to Minimum Qualifications Handbook (cccco.edu)
The Equity Educator shall receive a stipend of $500 upon conclusion of the program and meeting all expectations outlined above.
There are three (3) required documents to apply for this internship:
- Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV)
- Applicable Transcripts
- A cover letter (maximum of 2 pages) addressing the following:
- Briefly describe your career goals and interest in teaching and/or serving at a community college, as well as why you want to be a part of this program.
- How is equity and higher education related to one another? As an Equity Educator, how would you create a classroom and/or campus culture that intentionally supports the success of students from different backgrounds, particularly for African-American, Latin(o)(a)(e)(x), and Native American students with intersecting identities, such as LGBTQIA+, visible and invisible disabilities, and any other disproportionately impacted populations?
- Provide specific examples that reflect your demonstrated experience understanding the needs of historically underrepresented populations.
- Your anticipated class and/or work schedule for the Spring 2024 term.
**Please note that transcripts are needed in order to assess if applicants meet the requirements for this opportunity. Applications submitted without transcripts will be disqualified.