Internships and Experiences

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Teach For America Opportunities


Paid Internships

Accelerate Fellowship

Accelerate Fellowship

This paid summer fellowship is for rising juniors and seniors interested in civic innovation and jumpstarting a career of social impact. Travel to and work for change in our partner communities while strengthening your leadership.


Campus Ambassador

Ambassadors are campus-based interns who fuel the movement toward educational equity. You’ll build awareness across your campus, represent TFA at events, and much more. Apply today to start in August 2018.

Campus Campaign Coordinator

On-Campus Opportunities

Support the efforts of the Teach For America recruitment team through on-campus opportunities. Reach out to your campus recruiter to learn more.

Operations Associate

Operations Associate

OAs are summer interns at TFA’s training institutes. You’re on the ground, helping design and execute logistics while making an immediate difference for kids.


Impact: Spring Break

Impact: Spring Break

Join our one-week alternative spring break experience for sophomores and juniors. Travel to a TFA region and complete service projects related to education inequity alongside changemakers from other college campuses.

Rise Student Leadership Conference

Rise Student Leadership Conference

Rise is for sophomores and juniors looking to develop a deeper understanding of how to influence their campus and community. Network with student leaders from around the country while discovering how to leverage your skills.

Opportunities with Our Partners

  • Campus Chapters
  • Internships
  • Volunteer Positions

Net Impact

Net Impact is a global nonprofit with a mission to inspire and educate individuals to use the power of business to create a more socially and environmentally sustainable world. Across 290 chapters, Net Impact members take action in corporate social responsibility, green business, and more. Join an existing chapter on your campus or start a new one to develop your leadership skills and make a difference.

Omicron Delta Kappa

Omicron Delta Kappa is a national leadership honor society. It was founded on the idea that college leaders of exceptional quality and versatility should be recognized, that representatives in all phases of college life should cooperate in worthwhile endeavors, and that outstanding students, faculty, and administrators should meet on a basis of mutual understanding and helpfulness.

Phi Sigma Pi

Phi Sigma Pi is a coeducational organization that mixes an honor society, service organization, and social group into a fusion of scholarship, leadership, and fellowship. Phi Sigma Pi offers a variety of experiences including academic programs, social gatherings, and service projects. Phi Sigma Pi has more than 5,000 undergraduate members and 39,000 alumni from more than 130 campuses.

Breakthrough Collaborative

Breakthrough Collaborative offers high school and college students the opportunity to experience the realities of the classroom while planning and teaching their own academic courses to small groups of students from underserved areas. Repeatedly named a Princeton Review Top Ten Internship, Breakthrough Collaborative positions are available in 25 U.S. cities and Hong Kong.

Campus Entrepreneurs Initiative

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 yearlong internship, interns build authentic relationships with peers while being connected to meaningful opportunities.

The Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools Program trains college students to become servant leaders to provide frontline care and nurturing for children. Using integrated reading curricula, interns serve as facilitators in the classroom and as leaders of parent workshops and community outreach activities.


CollegeSpring helps high school juniors from low-income backgrounds tackle the SAT and college admissions. As an undergraduate mentor, you’ll coach students through difficult concepts and plan lessons in math, reading, and writing. You’ll also serve as a near-peer mentor, helping students gain confidence. CollegeSpring offers paid mentorships in the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles.

Congressional Internship Program

The Congressional Internship Program is a Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute effort to expose young Latinos to the legislative process and strengthen leadership skills, ultimately promoting the presence of Latinos on Capitol Hill. Interns participate in a community service project and receive professional development. Internships are offered in the spring, summer, and fall and are paid 12-week programs. is an international organization that aims to help individuals act on good intentions through volunteering, community engagement, national and international service, social-impact careers, and further education. College students can sign up on the site to search for opportunities and learn more about nonprofit organizations around the country.

Latinos on Fast Track

A Hispanic Heritage Foundation program, Latinos on Fast Track (LOFT) was created to identify, prepare, place, and mentor emerging Latino professionals on a management track to bolster America’s workforce. Programs include internships, full-time positions, community service projects, and more. LOFT has provided hundreds of candidates to Fortune 500 companies.

Management Leadership for Tomorrow

Management Leadership for Tomorrow 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

Practice Makes Perfect (PMP) was conceived on the belief that all children have equal potential to compete intellectually in our society. Each year, PMP offers college students the opportunity to experience the challenges and realities of the classroom while planning and teaching low-income students from underserved areas over the course of an eight-week intensive summer internship.

Sponsors for Educational Opportunity

The Sponsors for Educational Opportunity program’s 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 The Princeton Review’s “The Best 109 Internships.”

Camp Ramapo

Camp Ramapo provides a traditional summer camp experience for children who have difficulty building and maintaining healthy relationships with peers and adults. Counselors are specifically selected based on experience, patience, and commitment to children with special needs. Counselors are emerging professionals in the fields of special education, social work, psychology, or related areas. This is a great opportunity to begin working in the field of special education.

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity’s Collegiate Challenge is a year-round alternative break program, which offers groups of five or more students the opportunity to visit one of the 250 U.S. Habitat host affiliates. Students spend one week working with a local Habitat organization, a community, and partner families to increase the availability of decent, affordable housing in the area.


Jumpstart recruits and trains motivated college students to work one-on-one with preschool children for a full school year. Corps members partner with children from low-income backgrounds to help them build skills crucial to school success. Responsibilities include participating in weekly sessions and planning meetings, serving in a preschool classroom during the regular school day, and communicating and strategizing with families.

Kids & Chemistry

As Kids & Chemistry volunteers, college students teach elementary and middle school students important science concepts while showing them that science is cool, interesting, and something that they can do. Kids & Chemistry is run through the American Chemical Society (ACS). ACS provides volunteers with free presentation tips and hands-on activity ideas.

Let’s Get Ready

Let’s Get Ready expands access to higher education by mobilizing, equipping, and empowering a movement of college students to help high school students get to college. Let’s Get Ready site directors and volunteers provide underserved students with the intensive SAT preparation, college advisement, and powerfully relevant role models and mentors they need to succeed. 

Students Today Leaders Forever

Students Today Leaders Forever conducts Pay It Forward tours with middle school, high school, and college students. The tour is a community service road trip that travels from city to city doing different service projects. Students will visit cities of various sizes and learn about a variety of social issues, with the hope of learning more about themselves, their own community, and the world.

Tau Beta Pi

Tau Beta Pi offers engineering majors the opportunity to volunteer and help K-12 students through the MindSET Program. This initiative gives members and volunteers the opportunity to increase the number of students who successfully complete high-level math and science courses prior to graduating from high school.

Why Should I Get Involved Now?

  • Challenge Inequity
  • Elevate Your Leadership
  • Expand Your Network

Challenge Inequity

  • Make powerful change through hands-on experiences in your campus community or one of TFA’s 53 regions.
  • Participate in a variety of opportunities, including physical service projects, working with students, and lending your strategic thinking to communities and partner organizations.

Elevate Your Leadership

  • Develop strengths to leverage your unique leadership style on campus.
  • Strengthen strategic thinking, executive communication, and relationship-building skills.
  • Engage with the systemic issues impacting our education system today.


Expand Your Network

  • Network with peers from across the country.
  • Work alongside TFA’s diverse network of over 50,000 leaders.
  • Connect with influential leaders like Forbes’ 30 Under 30 honorees, award-winning authors, and social innovation CEOs.