CIT and Internship Programs

Counselor-In-Training (CIT) Program

The Counselor-in-Training (CIT) program at ISB is designed to introduce rising 7th, 8th, and 9th graders to the world of being a summer program counselor in a language immersion setting. CITs will work alongside a summer teaching team, developing leadership and collaborative skills. Training dates will be scheduled prior to the start of the program.

Successful CITs are:

  • Bilingual in French/English or Spanish/English
  • Interested in working with young children
  • Enthusiastic, flexible, and comfortable in leadership roles
  • Willing to learn under the guidance of ISB Summer counselors and administrative staff

CIT Program Fees: $250 per session.

After completing registration, CITs will be required to complete a questionnaire about their summer goals, interests, and language learning background. Please note that there are a limited number of CIT positions available each week.

Registration for Summer 2021 is now open! Click here to register.

ISB Summer Internships

High school students (rising 10th-12th graders) are invited to apply for unpaid summer internships with ISB Summer’s Language Immersion program! ISB Summer interns will gain hands-on experience in a variety of fields while working closely with a teaching team and with administrative staff. Interns will be exposed to topics in areas such as teaching and classroom management, curriculum and activity planning, communications, program management, and language acquisition.

ISB is seeking interns with strong leadership, problem solving, and communication skills. Interns will be expected to take initiative, to remain flexible, and to serve as role models for children in the program. The ability to listen and collaborate with colleagues, both providing ideas and reflecting on outcomes, is essential. Functional fluency in French or Spanish is a plus, though not required.

We are currently accepting applications for Summer 2021 internships. To apply, please fill out this form and send a copy of your resume to


A Powerful and Intimate Conversation Between ISB 5th Graders and Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez

Each year, as part of the Civic Symbols and Constitutions unit of inquiry, the 5th Grade class sets off to Washington, D.C. to further understand how our the Constitution and other political documents are used to govern the country and to explore the ways that monuments and civic symbols express the common values of our society. While field trips have been put on pause during the pandemic, the class has been enjoying virtual field trips and meetings with special visitors as they learn more about the United States government. Last week, the 5th Graders were very fortunate to have a virtual visit from Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez, New York’s 7th Congressional district representative, which includes their own school community in Carroll Gardens as well as several other surrounding Brooklyn neighborhoods.

La Tierra en Movimiento

The 5th Grade “Moving Earth” unit encompasses Earth’s changes and how those changes can affect our lives. No one could have predicted that students would be exploring this unit while living through a historic pandemic, but the current context gave students a deeper connection to their studies and a very real lens through which to develop inquisitive questions. Students launched the unit by investigating the Earth’s changes and the human response. To explore this, Spanish 5th Graders interviewed people who have lived through various disasters from all around the world.

Lower School Service Learning Initiative: Taking Action

Inspired by the annual Endangered Species Day held on May 15th, Lower School students have been taking action to protect and support the environment. Second Graders have been learning about Endangered Species in their classes and in response to this day, the entire Lower School was invited to participate in creating their own action. Science Teacher Alicia Smith shares, “Taking action is very important. It is powerful for students to understand that anything is possible and that their actions, both big and small, can be meaningful and have a real impact. I want to give students the opportunity to create their own actions and follow where their talents want to take them.”