Hixon-Polytechnic Internship Opportunity

Considering a career in teaching? Apply for an internship to gain valuable classroom experience.

About the Internship

Polytechnic School, an independent K-12 school in Pasadena, provides a unique blend of traditional and innovational approaches to teaching the whole child, making it an exceptional place for children to learn and to grow. Every year, the Hixon program and Polytechnic partner up to provide 8 paid internships to PCC students interested in gaining real-world experiences in the classroom and learning with credentialed educators. Interns have an amazing opportunity to work with expert mentor teachers in diverse subjects in grades 2-8 and will observe and experience best teaching and learning practices in elementary and middle school classrooms.

How to Apply
Application requires:
  • Resume
  • PCC unofficial transcript
  • 3 references (contact information only)
  • a personal statement

Applications are typically due in early December. Be sure to join the Hixon Teacher Prep. Program to receive all of the reminders and notifications!

Other Internship Opportunities

In addition to the Polytechnic Schools paid internship, the Hixon Teacher Prep. Program is also proud to partner with other institutions and organizations to provide students with real-world experience and internship opportunities. These internship opportunities typically take place on a volunteer-basis, however, the Hixon TPP provides small scholarship for students who participate and complete a specific hourly requirement.

Some of our other partners include:

  • Adelante Youth Alliance
  • Reading Partners
  • Los Angeles College Preparatory Academy

If interested, be sure to follow our email announcements to the Hixon program!

Hixon Spring Scholarships

In an effort to continuously support PCC students interested in teaching as a career, the Hixon program provides over $10,000 in scholarships qualifying students. The funds are a result of the generosity of the late Alexander and Adelaide Hixon.

Apply for the Hixon Scholarship

Hixon TPP scholarships are awarded in the Spring semester. Be sure to follow our listserve emails for the specific deadlines.

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Job Opportunities

There are many jobs for students interested in gaining real-world experiences in the classroom. EdJoin is an online job board that can help students find open positions in the field of education.

Visit EdJoin

The Robert G. Freeman Center (Career Center) at Pasadena City College also offers a variety of resources for students looking for jobs, from workshops on resume-building to interviewing, as well as job-search support.

Visit the Freeman Center

Our Partners

Some of our partners include: 

Adelante Youth Alliance
Reading Partners
Los Angeles College Preparatory Academy