Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Teaching Internship

Following the first-term coursework phase, students complete a six- to eight-week supervised teaching internship. Students apply to their top-choice internship sites from a range of diverse settings in the US and abroad. Options typically include working with refugees; immigrants; elementary, high school, or college students; or teaching other teachers.

The internship allows students to practice the skills, knowledge, and awareness acquired during the first-term coursework phase. Students remain engaged with faculty and other students and receive course credit for documenting the integration of their knowledge and skills teaching in a professional context.

Recent teaching internship sites have included:

United States

  • International Institution of Boston (Boston, Massachusetts)
  • The Welcome Project (Somerville, Massachusetts)
  • The Winchendon School (Winchendon, Massachusetts)
  • Lutheran Social Services (Concord, New Hampshire)
  • University of Connecticut American English Language Institute (UCAELI) (Storrs, Connecticut)
  • Jewish Family Services (Springfield, Massachusetts)


  • American Language Center (Kenitra, Morocco)
  • World Education (Mae Sot, Thailand)
  • Centro Espiral Mana (Costa Rica)
  • Memel School (South Africa)
  • Szkoła z Charakterem (Poland)

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  • Read Loretta Swartz's profile

    Loretta Swartz wanted to spend her internship teaching young learners. So she chose to go to Gliwice, Poland, to teach English to students at Konarskiego Vocational High School and Okrzei Technical High School.

    "My coursework at SIT prior to my practicum gave me a solid foundation of useful approaches and lesson formats to incorporate into my classroom."

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