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Make an impact and grow your leadership as a college student. Teach For America offers programs and paid internships for undergraduates throughout the year.

As an undergrad, you can join a powerful network of changemakers and help shape the future our country. TFA can help you take your leadership to the next level through unique professional development opportunities.

We offer paid internships and all-expenses-paid programs for undergraduates from all majors and colleges across the country. Each opportunity prepares you for a career of impact, while giving you the chance to explore social issues affecting our nation.

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    Accelerate Fellowship

    This paid summer fellowship is for rising seniors interested in exploring systems-level change within the education system and jump-starting a career of social impact. Travel to and work towards accelerating change in Miami, FL, while strengthening your tangible skills and developing in your leadership.  Learn more.

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    Impact: Spring Break

    Join our one-week spring break experience for sophomores and juniors. Travel to a TFA region and complete service projects alongside leaders from other colleges. Learn more.

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    Rise Student Leadership Experience

    Rise is for underclassmen looking to explore their short- and long-term leadership potential in driving systems-level change in education, while networking with other student leaders from across the country. Learn more.

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    Summer Operations Associate

    Operations Associates are paid interns at TFA’s summer institute. College students with an interest in data, technology, project management, event planning, and marketing are encouraged to apply. Learn more.

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    Ambassadors champion the Teach For America brand. They invest their community in the cause of educational equity, and they inspire others to explore TFA. Learn more by emailing your campus recruiter or

“The relationships I built through Accelerate have pushed me to be more mindful and empathetic in how I interact with others.”

Samantha Buresch

2018 Accelerate Participant

Why You Should Get Involved Now

Challenge Educational Inequity

  • Make powerful change through hands-on experiences in your campus community or a TFA region
  • Participate in a variety of opportunities that intersect with inequity, including working with students and brainstorming solutions alongside community members

Elevate Your Leadership

  • Strengthen strategic thinking and communication skills
  • Learn how to leverage your skills on your campus

 Expand Your Personal Network

  • Network with students from across the country and TFA’s diverse network of nearly 62,000 leaders
  • Connect with influential leaders like Forbes’ 30 Under 30 honorees and social innovation CEOs
TFA’s CEO, Elisa Villanueva Beard, and Clemson University student, Nathan Baugh, at the commencement of the 2018 Accelerate Fellowship.

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