Educator Opportunities

LCSA organizes summer opportunities for K-12 educators to learn about workforce needs in Lancaster County.

  • If you are a teacher, use this page to explore summer workforce learning programs specifically designed for K-12 educators.
  • If you are a business and would like to host a teacher for the summer, please contact Lauren Beal at

2024 Summer Opportunities for Teachers


Teachers, what if:

  • You had a better understanding of the knowledge, skills and dispositions needed to succeed in the local workforce?
  • You had ways to build student awareness of great local companies and career opportunities within those companies?
  • You were able to better align your lessons to give your students the capacity to succeed in careers in your discipline?

The Lancaster County STEM Alliance (LCSA) has partnered with Lancaster County businesses to invite Lancaster based teachers to join their staff for a seven-week summer work experience. These paid positions will allow teachers to experience firsthand the demands of today’s workplace, and the skills future employees will need to thrive.

Check back often as employers add additional opportunities. Applications are due February 23, 2024, at 5:00 PM. Reach out with any questions to


The STEM Learning Leadership Academy has three parts: 5 days of professional development on what it means to be a STEM / Work-Based Learning Teacher Leader; five weeks of paid summer employment in a STEM position with one of our industry partners; 60 hours of action research during the 2020-2021 school year. The intent of this program is to both create a cadre of teacher leaders who can help guide their district work-based learning efforts and also to generate a body of practitioner research related to transferring learning from the workplace to the classroom.


Dr. Lauren Beal, Supervisor of STEM at IU 13

See the STEM Leadership Academy Action Research Papers here

For more information please contact


  • Advanced Cooling Technologies
  • CNH Industrial
  • Arconic
  • Listrak
  • LNP | LancasterOnline


Lancaster Educators, you are invited to join the Fall 2024 LCSA STEM Educator Externship at Lancaster Farming and Susquehanna Printing!

This opportunity offers Lancaster County educators an exciting work-embedded professional learning experience.  This event helps educators better prepare and equip their students to enter an ever-changing workforce by providing teachers with hands-on exposure to the expectations and needs of some of the largest employers within the county.

Did you know, the most prominent agricultural newspaper in the country is produced each week here in Lancaster County, in our very own world-class printing operation?

This year, join Lancaster’s own Lancaster Farming and Susquehanna Printing to learn about the importance of STEM in investigating, producing, and delivering award-winning news that includes…

  • Lancaster Farming journalists were recognized in 2023 with 13 Keystone Awards for excellence in journalism.
  • Lancaster Farming features classified and retail advertising from more than 5,000 advertisers per year, with most ads designed by the team at Susquehanna Printing.
  • In 2023, nearly 3 million copies of Lancaster Farming were printed by Susquehanna Printing and delivered to subscribers in all 50 states and Canada, reaching an estimated 8 million readers.
  • In 2023, Susquehanna Printing produced over 66 million copies of a variety of newspapers, magazines, and other related materials.
  • Each year, 5,500 tons of paper, 200,000 pounds of ink, and nearly 100,000 aluminum plates are consumed by Susquehanna Printing, printing press.
  • Susquehanna Printing features a network of over 200 newspaper carrier routes delivered by more than 150 carriers who deliver the local LNP daily newspaper and Lancaster Farming.

Date: Wednesday, October 9th & Thursday, October 10th 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM 


  • Wednesday, October 9th: Lancaster Farming office located at 21 W. Main St, Ephrata & you will also be visiting a local dairy farm that morning.
  • Thursday, October 10th: Susquehanna Printing located at 1704 Hempstead Rd, Lancaster.

Audience:  K-12 Educators from Lancaster County school districts

Externship participants will receive 16 Act 48 hours for attendance at both days of this event

What is an externship and what can you expect?  Check out the videos from our previous educator externships:

ACT Externship Video

CNHi Externship Video

Applications are due Monday, September 9th, 2024.

Don’t miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity! Reach out to Lauren Beal at for more information.