Preparing Maryland’s future workforce
The Maryland Chamber Foundation’s Teacher Externship Program is a four-week summer program that bridges the gap between businesses and educators by pairing high school teachers with top Maryland businesses who provide hands-on experience in industries related to the subjects they teach. Maryland teachers then bring this knowledge back to the classroom, where they can empower their students with the essential information and skills they need to begin down a lucrative career path. Teacher externs receive a stipend from the Maryland Chamber Foundation for their work, and gain invaluable experiences and perspectives that they can share with their students—through field trips, enhanced lesson plans, and exciting classroom activities—when they return to the classroom in the fall. Teachers also have the opportunity to earn up to 4 continuing development credits through MSDE, if they create a lesson plan post-externship and report back on results.
In its fourth year, the Maryland Chamber Foundation Teacher Externship Program is staged to impact thousands of Maryland students in 2022 as they consider their future careers. The industry and technical knowledge teachers gain allow them to enhance their curriculum and educate their students on both the hard and soft skills required to enter the workforce and obtain a livable-wage career. Up from four participating teachers in 2020, the 24 teacher externs represent a 500% growth in the program in 2021.
The teacher application process involves completing a 20-30 minute online form about your work as a teacher and what you hope to gain from the program. As part of the online application, you have the option to upload a resume and a link to a short application video. Read our guidelines for submitting a video here and have your link ready before you being your application.
This application will be open November 1, 2021, through February 15, 2022. Teachers who are selected for an interview with a potential host company will be contacted via email and cell phone anytime between January and May 2022.
Give back to your community while helping to build Maryland’s future workforce! The Maryland Chamber Foundation’s Teacher Externship Program is an immersive four-week summer program that builds the bridge between businesses and educators by pairing high school teachers with top Maryland businesses who provide hands-on experience in industries related to the subjects they teach.
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Thank you to our 2021 host companies for your support of our Maryland educators and our future workforce.
On June 23, the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond in partnership with the Maryland Chamber Foundation hosted a webinar exploring how bridges are being built between educators and businesses. You can view the recording of the webinar here:
View photos and video from past years’ programs in our 2019-2020 Media Gallery:
The Maryland Chamber Foundation is a designated 501(c)(3) and supports sustainable solutions that drive Maryland’s future economy including talent, education, innovation, economic diversity, infrastructure, business climate, governance, and quality of life.
For more information on the Maryland Chamber Foundation, contact Executive Director Whitney Harmel at email@example.com or call 410-269-0642, ext. 1117.