Teach for America College Opportunities

Education & Children
  • Breakthrough Collaborative offers more than 750 high school and college students the opportunity to experience the challenges, exhilaration, and realities of the classroom while planning and teaching their own academic courses to small groups of motivated middle school students from underserved areas. Repeatedly named a Princeton Review Top Ten Internship, Breakthrough Collaborative teacher positions are available in 25 U.S. cities and Hong Kong.
  • Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools Program trains college students to become servant leader interns to provide frontline care and nurturing for children. Using the integrated reading curriculum, interns serve as facilitators in the classroom and as leaders of parent workshops and community outreach activities. Interns are also welcomed into the CDF's Youth Leadership Network for Children, which provides access to further leadership development activities, legislative updates, and networking opportunities geared toward continued direct service and advocacy on behalf of children.
  • CollegeSpring mentors help high school juniors from low-income backgrounds tackle the SAT and college admissions. As an undergraduate mentor, you will gain experience coaching students through difficult concepts and planning lessons in math, reading, and writing. You will also serve as a near-peer mentor, helping students gain confidence in their potential to excel. CollegeSpring offers paid mentoring positions in the San Francisco Bay Area and in Los Angeles.
  • Congressional Internship Program (CIP) is a Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) effort to expose young Latinos to the legislative process and to strengthen their professional and leadership skills, ultimately promoting the presence of Latinos on Capitol Hill. Students gain work experience, participate in a community service project, and receive educational and professional programming provided by CHCI. These paid 12-week internships are offered in the spring, summer, and fall.
  • Hillel’s Campus Entrepreneurs Initiative and the Peer-Network Engagement Internship provide students with the resources to dramatically enhance life on campus through a grassroots community organizing approach. During a year-long internship, interns build authentic and genuine relationships with their peers, striving to understand each student’s interests, passions, and aspirations and connecting them to opportunities that are meaningful and engaging. Campus Entrepreneurs and Peer-Network Interns receive ongoing training, professional development, and mentorship throughout their internship.
  • Hispanic Heritage Foundation’s program, LOFT (Latinos on Fast Track) was created to systematically identify, prepare, place, mentor, and retain emerging Latino professionals on a management track in major industries to bolster America’s workforce. LOFT programs include internships, full time positions, community service projects, mentorship matching, and networking events, among others. LOFT has provided hundreds of candidates to Fortune 500 companies in the fields of business, finance, engineering, healthcare, research, technology, retail, marketing, journalism, and entertainment.
  • Idealist.org is an international organization that aims to help individuals act on their good intentions through volunteering, community engagement, national and international service, social-impact careers, and further education. Any interested student can sign up to search for organizations and opportunities and learn more about organizations like Teach For America.
  • Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT) is a national nonprofit whose goal is to diversify senior business, entrepreneurial, and nonprofit leadership. Black, Latino, and Native American sophomores are encouraged to apply to the Career Prep program. Career Prep uses one-on-one coaching, exclusive exposure to leading companies, national networking with young professionals, and four all-inclusive leadership development workshops to help students realize their full career potential.
  • Practice Makes Perfect (PMP) was conceived on the belief that all children—regardless of their race or socioeconomic status—have equal potential to compete intellectually in our society. Each year PMP offers more than 50 college students the opportunity to experience the challenges, exhilaration, and realities of the classroom while planning and teaching low-income, inner-city students from underserved areas over the course of an eight-week intensive summer internship program.
  • Sponsors For Educational Opportunity’s (SEO) mission is to prepare young people of color to lead by example in their families, communities, and careers. The SEO Career Program has placed more than 5,000 Black, Hispanic, Asian, and Native American students in competitive business, banking, law, technology, and philanthropic internships. SEO has been featured in Princeton Review’s “The Best 109 Internships” and Vault.com’s “Top 10 U.S. Internships”.
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