MTR Camp is a high energy day camp. Each intern is expected to participate in chants, hype sessions (think dance party) and whole camp community building activities. All interns will create engaging and fun classroom environments while scripting and teaching MTR written lesson plans. Interns will also develop and lead a weekly creative exploration module based on personal interest and talents (music, art, dance, poetry, etc.). The four different positions for camp interns are: Group Leader, Math Teacher, Reading Teacher, and Technology Facilitator.
Group Leaders ensure the safety and well-being of campers during the camp day. Group Leaders will support Reading and Math Teachers in instruction and classroom management. In the morning, Group leaders will travel with a set of campers to academic rotations and serve as a co-teacher for each content. Group Leaders will be responsible for communicating with parents and intentionally building character with campers.
Math Teachers create a classroom environment that promotes students learning through teaching lessons and monitoring independent and group work. In the morning, Math Teachers will instruct 2 groups of campers in assigned content.
Reading Teachers create a classroom environment that promotes students learning through teaching Guided Reading and monitoring independent and group work. In the morning, Reading Teachers will instruct 2 groups of campers in assigned content.
Technology Facilitators are responsible for leading the integration of educational technology throughout the camp day. They enhance the learning experience by building an integrated schedule to meet the needs of all campers. The Technology Facilitator also serves as the HypeMaster (DJ) during whole camp community building activities.
MTR Camp interns have a unique opportunity to learn, live, and teach in a very intimate community. College students from around the country are invited to Memphis to develop a love for learning in themselves and the children we serve. Therefore, it is important that potential interns are:
Teachable: Educators make mistakes and we acknowledge that this internship is a learning process. Therefore, interns should be willing to receive feedback and improve with the guidance of their site leadership.
Persistent: Culturally competent instruction, self reflection and collaboration are key to success in the classroom. Therefore, interns should be willing to engage in difficult conversations and tasks that require overcoming failure in order to ensure student success and personal growth.
Professional: Camp is fun but we must be simultaneously excellent in all that we do. Therefore, camp interns must be diligent in meeting deadlines, providing their best work, and fully participating in every aspect of the camp experience.
MTR will provide training and support for all interns in quality instruction, classroom leadership, professional development and cultural competency.
MTR Camp will hire a total of 26 interns for the summer of 2019 and has a rigorous selection process.
Requirements for acceptance into the MTR Camp internship include:
The application process includes two parts:
Two months ago when I looked at the daunting task of bringing equity and justice to education, I dreamed of doing something big. I wanted to develop policies or advocate in courts or lead non-profits. However after spending a summer in Memphis, I dream of doing something bigger. I want to teach. – Loren Roth, 2015 Summer Intern