Helping You Help Your Students

The AF Teacher Fellowship program gives teachers the opportunity to gain first-hand experience in a corporate IT setting, as well as network with other teachers, learning knowledge and skills that they can then take back to their classrooms to help students prepare for technology-based careers.

The fellowship provides teachers an opportunity to spend the summer with a corporate technology team learning about software development, enterprise information management or technical infrastructure projects.

Program Objectives

  • STEM Teachers experience an immersive real-world environment in a corporate IT division.
  • Fellows develop professional learning networks to include both STEM Teacher Fellows and AF IT Colleagues​.
  • Fellows create a personalized learning pathway to connect AF learning resources to classroom application.

What will I be doing?

You will meet with various IT department Colleagues to understand their duties and workforce needs. Additionally, there will be book clubs, online professional development, operational tasks and a group project with other fellows.

What is the daily schedule?

The scheduled for the program is Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. with both virtual and onsite dates. 

2024 onsite dates: June 3-7, June 24-28, July 15-19

AF Teacher Fellowship Application

Applications for the 2024 AF Teacher have now closed. Please fill out this form to be notified when applications open for the 2025 fellowship. 

The AF Teacher Fellows will earn $30 per hour for the time they work over the course of the program. Schedules will be flexible to accommodate differing school summer schedules, required professional development days, etc. This flexibility includes up to two unpaid weeks off. AF Teacher Fellows will also receive a $2,000 stipend to use for their classroom upon completion of the program.

A Culture of Support

"One of the things that I really enjoyed is I've never worked in a corporate environment and in my head, there was just two parts to IT. There was the coding part and the security part. I didn't realize that it has as diverse as it was. And so learning just the framework and everything helped me out a lot. Really understanding what I was teaching my kiddos from a textbook."

Courtney L.
Sayre Public Schools

"I think the biggest thing was having like a culture of, support really helps teamwork and a company thrive."

Kevin Suarez.
Harding Charter Prep High School

Hear from past STEM Fellowship participants. 

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