Summer Projects

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Our Summer Projects connect current Teach First trainees and ambassadors with host organisations, providing unique opportunities for networking and development.

Applications for 2023 are now closed.

  • Build connections and relationships across industries.
  • Gain a fresh perspective and insight into another sector.
  • Learn new skills and acquire expertise you can apply to your role.
  • Take part in inspiring and rewarding projects.
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Sign up to host or take part in a Summer Project.

For candidates

Applications are now closed for 2023.

Intern with a host organisation during summer break.  

  • A unique opportunity to gain insight into another industry.
  • Build connections and relationships across different sectors.
  • Gain knowledge and skills to take back to the classroom.

How it works 

  • Summer Projects are internships that take place in August.
  • They last between one and three weeks.
  • You can apply for one of our Summer Projects if you are a current Teach First trainee or a Teach First ambassador. 

For more information, read our summer project FAQs.

If you have any questions, contact Katy Raynor at

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For providers

Host a trainee teacher or Teach First ambassador in your organisation this summer. 

Provider applications are now closed for 2023.

  • Gain an extra pair of hands to support your organisation’s work 
  • Access the wealth of skills and knowledge possessed by our motivated and talented Teach First community. 
  • Make an impact at a school level by broadening your participant’s skillset and helping to develop the next generation of leaders. 
  • Engage with our work as we fight to make our education system work for every child. 

If you’re from a third sector organisation, we’d love to invite you to host a Summer Project with us this year. Please see below for more information on what Summer Projects are and how to submit a project.

If you’re a business (not a third sector organisation) who would like to partner with us to access Summer Projects, as well as a wide variety of other volunteering and engagement opportunities, please email

How it works 

Summer Projects are internships that take place in August. Our trainees (trainee teachers) and ambassadors (alumni) join an organisation to work on a project for one to three weeks. 

Your organisation will be responsible for managing the recruitment and selection process. This includes managing applications, shortlisting applicants, interviewing them, making offers and providing feedback if requested. 

2024 provider handbook coming in December.

If you have any questions, contact Katy at  

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