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Our Mission

To educate and empower students to reflect, explore, experiment, and take action to achieve their personal, professional, and academic goals. 


Staff Bios


Career Advising Appointments

Login to Quest to request an appointment with a career advisor.  If you have technical difficulties, please call the Career Center at 413-542.2265.


Quick Questions

Stop by to see a PCA during their drop-ins or take advantage of advisor drop-in hours.


Hours & Contact
Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm
Telephone: 413-542-2265
Fax: 413-542-5790
Email: careers@amherst.edu

 

 

Education

AAUW Educational Foundation
Offers a variety of funding opportunities for women. Programs include fellowships or grants for doctoral work & research, career development, community action, teaching in public schools, international students and for study in specific degree programs where women's participation has traditionally been low.
Deadline: Varies

The Steppingstone Foundation Teaching Fellowship
Steppingstone prepares inner-city sixth-graders to get into, and succeed at, Boston and Philadelphia's top independent schools. The Scholars Program receives more than 300 nominations for the 40 slots available each year. The academic component of the program is an intensive, 14-month schedule of classes during the school year, two summer sessions, and application workshops. The Teaching Fellowship is a one-year program which provides practical experience in curriculum development, teaching, educational leadership, and direct experience in urban education. For more information check the website (click on Boston and/or Philadelphia to find Fellowship info) or contact Elizabeth Carter, Asst. Director of Programs at (617) 423-6300 x224
Deadline: February 1

Rotary Grants for University Teachers
This is a grant for higher education faculty to teach at universities or colleges of their choice in underdeveloped countries
Deadline: Late September, annually

NSF Graduate Teaching Fellows Program at Duke
The NSF Graduate Teaching Fellows Program at Duke, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), is a collaborative program between Duke University Marine Laboratory and educators and administrators of Carteret County public schools and is designed to provide Duke NSF Graduate Teaching Fellows the opportunity to combine K-12 teaching experiences with research in the thematic area of Life in Variable and Polluted Marine and Coastal Environments.
Deadline: mid-February

NY Interschool Teaching Fellows Program An Independent School Consortium
A year long school- based teacher training program for first year teachers with at least a BA. Send Resume and cover letter to: Annette Liberson, Director, New York Interschool, 52 East 62nd Street, New York, New York 10021. (212) 758-5413, office@interschool.org
Deadline: Contact Interschool program

Athens College Teaching Fellowship
Fellows undertake a wide variety of experiences at the school which broaden their experience of educational institutions and of Greece. Applicants should have an interest in teaching a variety of age-levels; prior experience is helpful but not required. Interested applicants are asked to send a letter of interest, a copy of their curriculum vitae, a transcript of college grades, and two letters of recommendation. Questions about the program should be addressed to: Ms. Sandra Vassos, Trustees of Athens College, 342 Madison Av., Suite 1618, New York, NY 10173.
Deadline: Usually early February - check online application packet

NYC Teaching Fellows Program
A two-year commitment to work in a New York City public school. Requirements: Bachelor's Degree, Minimum GPA of 3.0, US citizen or permanent resident with a valid green card, English fluency, no current or expired eligibility for teacher certification in New York, cannot have worked as a full-time, uncertified teacher (PPT) in NYC at any time since September 2000, cannot have completed a teacher education program. Fellows receive the same salary and benefits as othe New York City teachers. During training, Fellows receive a stipend of approximately $3,000.
Deadline: Rolling, various due dates

Urban Teacher Residency Program
The New Visions for Public Schools–Hunter College Urban Teacher Residency (UTR) is a 14 month teacher-training program that fully integrates the graduate coursework of the aspiring teacher (Resident) with intensive, hands-on experiences in New York City schools. Within a strong public school, Residents collaborate with expert educators around all aspects of teaching and learning. At the same time, Residents take graduate courses at Hunter College specifically designed by UTR to align with experiences in urban schools. Successful completion of the program results in a Master’s Degree in Education and certification to teach in New York City. Graduates of UTR are guaranteed the opportunity to be hired by a school within New Visions’ network of 75 public schools and are asked to commit to four years of teaching in New Visions schools after their Residencies.
Deadline for 2009: March 30th 

Institute for the Recruitment of Teachers
Founded in 1990 by Kelly Wise, the IRT provides academic and individualized support to students from diverse backgrounds who wish to attain graduate degrees in the humanities, social sciences, education, and mathematics. IRT participants are individuals who plan to pursue careers in teaching, counseling, and administration at both the K-12 and university levels.  The IRT sponsors two programs.  The Summer Workshop is a four week program held on the campus of Phillips Academy in Andover, MA.  The Associate program is geared toward undergraduates who are recent graduates or otherwise engaged in summer research activities.  Participants in both programs are sponsored by the IRT as they apply to graduate schools in a consortium of 42 affiliated universities.  The consortium universities waive application fees for IRT applicants. 
Deadline: April 1 

 

 

 

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Our Mission

To educate and empower students to reflect, explore, experiment, and take action to achieve their personal, professional, and academic goals. 


Staff Bios


Career Advising Appointments

Login to Quest to request an appointment with a career advisor.  If you have technical difficulties, please call the Career Center at 413-542.2265.


Quick Questions

Stop by to see a PCA during their drop-ins or take advantage of advisor drop-in hours.


Hours & Contact
Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm
Telephone: 413-542-2265
Fax: 413-542-5790
Email: careers@amherst.edu