STEM Teacher Internship Programme

Monday, July 5, 2021 - 13:00

Maynooth University is delighted to work with DCU on their 2021 STInt (STEM Teacher Internship) Programme which will provide pre-service STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) teachers with the opportunity to gain skills and experiences within the STEM Industry. Eight of our MU STEM graduates from the BSc Education and PME are at present working in various companies listed below.

Host Student / Graduate
AIB Alanna Roche
Deloitte Shannon Kelly
Intel Kate Malcolmson
PwC Ellen Morgan
SSE Alexander Lalor
Vodafone Lauren Kavanagh Griffin
AbbVie Mark Huston
Alexion Emma-Jane McKenna

The programme, which is now in its sixth year was developed together with Accenture and the 30% Club in 2016 with the overall aim of providing future STEM teachers with a personal experience of STEM roles and careers in the industry. This, in turn, will empower them to inspire future generations of their own students, particularly female students, to engage in STEM subjects and careers.
The programme is led by two DCU STEM Education academics, Associate Professor Eilish McLoughlin, Director of CASTeL and an international leader in physics teacher professional learning and Professor Deirdre Butler who specialises in Digital Learning. The Maynooth University link person is Associate Professor Majella Dempsey.
The STInt programme has received strategic partnership funding from Science Foundation Ireland Discover (2020-2021) to expand and enable pre-service STEM teachers from other universities to engage in internships in a wide range of industries across Ireland. Although the 2021 programme was impacted by Covid-19 restrictions, 45 paid-internships proceeded this year in the following partner companies AbbVie, Accenture,  AIB, Alexion, APC, Avanade, BiOrbic, BT Ireland, Citibank,  Deloitte, DIAS at Dunsink Observatory, EirGrid, Ericsson, ESB, EY, Fidelity Investments, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, MSD, PwC, SSE Airtricity, VistaMilk, Vodafone, Xilinx.