HOT Schools Summer Internship

The Connecticut Higher Order Thinking (HOT) Schools program promotes the integration of the arts across disciplines through innovative professional development opportunities for teachers. This year, the HOT Schools program and the Green Street Teaching and Learning Center have partnered to offer a special summer internship for Wesleyan students.

This is a unique opportunity for a highly organized, tech savvy individual interested in understanding the elements of planning, developing, implementing and managing the HOT Schools program. It will include an intensive and interactive arts education experience for 200+ artists, teachers, administrators, and parents who are engaged in school culture change through strong arts, arts integration, and democratic practice.

Duration: June 17 – July 17
June 15 – July 1: 20 hours/weekHOT_LOGO
July 6  – 17: 40 hours/week


  • Participating in event planning and implementation
  • Research and compile relevant resources
  • Assisting in creation of promotional materials
  • Creating and Tracking on-line registration
  • Creating on-line surveys
  • Organizing materials and supplies for presenters
  • General clerical duties; copying, filing, assembling materials, etc.

Qualifications: The ideal applicant will be a collaborative and flexible self-starter with strong interpersonal and clerical skills who is familiar with Excel, Google Docs, and audio visual equipment. During the Institute, the intern will be responsible for assisting with technical services for all presenters, which includes power-point projection and any audio/visual needs.

Stipend: $1,920.00 paid in bi-weekly installments; room & board at the Hilton will be provided from 7/12-7/17.

Apply: Interested Wesleyan students should submit a cover letter, resume, and two references to by May 1, 2015

The HOT Schools program will hold it’s 22nd Annual Summer Institute, a 5 -day residential professional development opportunity for teachers, administrators, parents and teaching artists to be held at the Hartford Hilton from July 13-17, 2015. The program is a synthesis of educational pedagogy and strategic partnerships with teaching artists and arts and cultural organizations dedicated to cultivating arts energized school communities. Program fellows will assist in all aspects of planning and implementation of this intensive week- long professional development opportunity.