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Paid Internship: Robotics Instructor at NYC FIRST

Are you interested in exploring a possible career in teaching? This paid opportunity will provide you with teaching and learning experiences while supported by mentor teachers to gain deeper knowledge and skills within the teaching profession.

Teaching assistant interns wanted for NYC FIRST! FIRST runs immersive, hands-on STEM education and robotics programs to inspire and empower students across the diverse communities of New York City. As a STEM Teaching Intern you will help our instructors lead classes for NYC public high school students in areas of robotics, design, and engineering. You will also support a range of learners in our lab during informal lab hours. This is a great opportunity to gain experience in teaching and robotics while working with an organization introducing STEM to thousands of public school students in New York. Have fun with our students working on hands on projects while you learn to master the equipment in our state of the art fabrication lab.


  • Enthusiastic about teaching children and adolescents

  • Thrive in a fast-paced, busy environment

  • Can quickly learning necessary robotics, fabrication, and programming skills

  • FIRST alumni strongly encouraged to apply

  • Preference to candidates with strong computer programming and/or engineering backgrounds

  • Must be a junior or senior currently enrolled in a STEM major at Adelphi

  • Must have valid U.S. work authorization


  • Six week internship starting immediately

  • Earn $20/hour while teaching

  • Work in our state of STEM Center at Cornell Tech on Roosevelt Island

  • Work 3 hours a week in a class environment and 3 hours a week supporting lab work

  • Must be available to work during one of these time slots each week of the internship:

    • Tuesday, 10-2pm

    • Wednesday, 1:30-4:30pm

    • Thursday, 1:30-4:30pm

    • Lab hours are flexible, 7 days a week

To apply, send your resume and cover letter to Dr. Curinga <>. In your cover letter, please discuss: 1) your interest in the internship, 2) any previous experience teaching and working with kids, and 3) your academic and technical skills related to FIRST’s mission.

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