Teaching Intern- History

Faculty / Temporary

Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, NH

Position Summary  

Starting in the 2024/2025 school year, the history department seeks a full-time, one-year (possibly two) teaching intern to work with the department as a history classroom teacher with our students.  Candidates should be interested in being part of a collaborative group of teachers and working with highly motivated high school students in a diverse, mostly residential community.

Position Requirements

We are looking for a dynamic candidate who will be an active participant in the academic, athletic,  co-curricular and residential programs at the Academy.

This position provides aspiring teachers the opportunity to work closely with a mentor and other experienced faculty members across campus. Enthusiasm for working with adolescents both inside and outside of the classroom is essential. Providing extra help, advising, working as dormitory faculty, and assisting with extracurricular activities are integral parts of the job.

  • Bachelor’s degree (BA or BS) in history or political science is required with a strong interest in education.
  • Diversity or cultural competency education (conferences, seminars, in-service programs, coursework, independent study).
  • A commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and to serving the needs of a diverse community.
  • Willingness to enforce all school policies and rules governing student behavior.


While individual responsibilities will vary from one faculty position to another, the major job duties of all intern faculty members include the following:

  • Teaching: Interns will work with experienced faculty, co-teaching in the fall and working with increasing independence in winter and spring trimesters. Interns will observe and eventually facilitate student-centered discussions around a Harkness table with highly motivated students.
  • Cultural Competency: Interns are expected to demonstrate respect for diversity of identities and experiences, an orientation toward equity and inclusion, and cultural competency in all aspects of Academy life.
  • Residential Life: Interns generally live in campus housing and play a critical role in cultivating Exeter’s community-centered student dormitory life. Interns are generally responsible for one night of dormitory duty per week, and one weekend per month.
  • Extracurricular Activities: Interns are generally expected to participate in the school’s extracurricular activities (e.g. athletics, student clubs, community service, and the arts).

Additional Requirements

  1. Criminal and driving background check.


To be considered applications must include the following documents (please upload as three distinct documents):

  • CV or resume.
  • Cover letter indicating a specific interest in teaching at a residential high school that is actively committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

We encourage all interested applicants to review the course catalogue, available here:


Phillips Exeter Academy

Exeter, NH
High School, Post Graduate
Day, Boarding
All Gender