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.
All Summer Staff will live in our housing facilities. We believe that living and working together offers a unique opportunity for staff unity and a team mindset. In addition, we think there is a lot of value in living and working near the neighborhood where your students go to school. Summer Staff will be living in local college dormitories that are furnished. The housing facilities are completely furnished.
Summer Staff are responsible for bringing their own bedding, cookware and towels. Guys and girls will have separate dorms and staff may share a room with one or two other staff members. Staff should be respectful of shared space A precautionary security service is included. Staff should maintain a clean living environment; rotating cleaning duties and ensuring the facilities are maintained well. Each camp site also has internet access.
No, MTR Camp does not provide transportation to and from the worksites or other activities during the summer. Bringing a car is strongly encouraged, but not mandatory as carpooling with other summer interns is an option. Interns are responsible for securing their own transportation to and from Memphis at the beginning and the end of the camp term.
MTR Camp provides housing and meals for staff during their 6.5-week service at MTR Camp. MTR Camp staff will be paid $1,000 for the summer. An additional $250 meal stipend will be provided for groceries to cover breakfast and lunch throughout the summer. Dinner will be provided for 5 nights of the week. Payment will be disbursed throughout the summer.
MTR Camp will hire 20+ interns for the summer of 2020 and has a rigorous selection process. Applications open on October 1, 2019.
Requirements for acceptance into the MTR Camp internship include:
The application process includes two parts:
Will you already be a college graduate by this coming June? Or do you have more interest in secondary math/science than elementary? Please look into our other programs:
“I am encouraged because I know that although we are leaving the kids, great educators from MTR and the site school will continue the work we have done this summer.” – Armani Alexander, 2015 Summer Intern