• An Unforgettable Experience

    Training our newest corps members at institute is an opportunity to grow as a leader while improving your own teaching practice.
This summer, Teach For America will train corps members at nine centralized institutes and eight regional institutes. Each of these is an intensive training program designed to set up corps members for success.


Centralized institutes are five weeks in length, occuring after corps members have attended induction in their placement regions and before they return to their placement regions for orientation. Regional institutes have a merged induction-institute-orientation training experience that extends between seven and eight weeks. In all cases, summer institute staff members play a central role in our organization by training our newest corps members, while receiving unique leadership and growth opportunities.


There are a variety of roles available at each institute, including instructional roles and operational roles. Many of our instructional roles are staffed by TFA corps members, alumni and other experienced teachers and educators. We are nolonger accepting applications for our 2014 summer institute roles, but please check back in October for open roles for our 2015 institute.


One of our School Directors from our NYC Institute shares his experience! Watch this video to get a sense of what his day-to-day looks like leading his team.

Quick Institute Facts:

  • # of centralized institutes: 9
  • # of regional institutes: 8
  • # of staff members: 1070
  • Salary range: $2,500-$9,500
  • Time commitment: 6-8 weeks