Program Suspended, Not Accepting Applications

Please note: We are not accepting applications at this time. The Teachers in Industry Program ended in 2016 due to administrative and funding changes.



How do I find out more information?
Attend an information session on Monday, April 4, 2016 at 5:00PM. Check back on the main page for location and regsitration information. You can also contact Paula Harper at [email protected] or Dr. Janet Schiavone at [email protected]

How do I sign up?
Teachers will be required to submit an application which will be reviewed by our planning team. The application can be found online at We will maintain a waiting list if we have more qualified applicants than spots available.

Can I recommend other teachers from my school?
YES!  It is highly desirable to have teachers from the same school and varying content areas. By doing so, you are creating an interdisciplinary community of learning within your own school. Please remember that applications are required from all candidates.

How is the stipend paid?
The $2000 stipend will be paid through your school system upon completion of the externship. Teachers will be expected to participate in the entire three week experience in order to receive the stipend. There will also be quarterly follow-up meetings throughout the school year as we build our community of practice.

Can I choose my own externship?
No. Our selection committee works very hard on creating balanced, interdisciplinary teams that take advantage of your previous and current experience. Some of our externships are more suitable for middle school teams and others for high school teams. We do strive to provide you with two very different experiences. Take a look at the Partner page. With companies like REHAU, Telos, Loudoun Water, MWAA or Inova we guarantee you will not be disappointed.

Some of your industry partners require security clearances for their employees. Do I need to be a US Citizen to apply?
No. We have a balance of externships outside and inside secure facilities. Only a few of our partners require visitors to be US Citizens. We encourage everyone who is qualified by content area to apply! Again, take a look at the Partner page. With companies like REHAU, Neustar, or DBI Architects there is no end of opportunities.

Are meals provided?
Lunches, and some breakfasts, will be provided during your time at The George Washington University Virginia Science and Technology Campus. You may be responsible for lunches during your externship experience.

How do I get to and from my externship experience?
Teachers must provide their own transportation to and from The George Washington Virginia Science and Technology Campus as well as to and from your externship experiences. Transportation to and from the group experience will be provided for you. Industry partners are located in Loudoun, Fairfax, and Prince William Counties.

What attire will I need?
Generally, teachers should plan on business casual attire unless otherwise directed by our corporate partners. This generally means pants and collared shirts for men. Ties may be required and you will be notified accordingly. For women, pants/skirts and casual tops work well for a business casual environment. Comfortable shoes are suggested for everyone since you may be doing quite a bit of walking. Sandals, flip-flops, t-shirts, Capri-pants or jeans should not be worn unless specifically designated by the industry partners.

Will I be able to take photos/videos?
This may be possible depending on the corporate partner and their security requirements. You will be notified prior to the start of your externship.


Kristina Frank, Eagle Ridge Middle School

"GWTIP offers a unique opportunity for Loudoun County teachers to observe and hear first-hand from local business leaders about today’s workplace and the skills that students will need in order to succeed in various careers."