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Careers At Teach For America

If you're looking to join a diverse team of outstanding people who share your passions and to be a part of an inclusive workplace, you’ve come to the right place. Read on to apply to the Teach For America Corps, Ignite Fellowship, or internal positions.
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Become an Ignite Fellow

Become an Ignite Fellow

Ignite is a virtual, part-time tutoring and mentorship Fellowship open to current undergraduate and graduate students, as well as Teach For America alumni and renewing Fellows. 

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Teach in the Corps

We train equity-driven people from every academic major, occupation, and background to teach in underserved schools for two years as a corps member. Applications for our 2024 corps are currently closed, and will re-open in August 2024. In the meantime, take our quiz to discover the career of your dreams.

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Join TFA Staff

Whether you’re a seasoned professional or right out of college, chances are Teach For America has a staff role to fit your aspirations and career goals.

Many of our employees are themselves TFA alumni, while others are new to the organization. Staff positions are available across the country. You can find full-time positions, or seasonal positions with our recruiting team and summer training programs. And, as a partner of Employers of National Service, we welcome candidates from AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, City Year, and other volunteer programs.

Check out our full list of staff openings on our job board, or learn more about the staff application process.

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Pre-Service Roles

Interested in developing and supporting incoming Corps Members on their journey to becoming anti-racist teacher leaders? Applications to join our 2024 summer pre-service team will open on November 30th.

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Join the Recruitment Team

The Recruitment Team (RT) inspires thousands of potential corps members on college campuses and in the professional world to apply for and join Teach For America. Learn more about available roles on the RT.

Staff Application Process

Here at Teach For America, we believe the ideal hiring approach is a two-way exchange that results in a strong match between employer and employee, and ensures new staff members are positioned for success.

That all begins with a smooth application process. From initial online application to reference checks, we follow a thorough process that assesses your unique skills and experiences as they relate to the role you’re applying for. We also determine that your motivations fit with our mission and the core values that make Teach For America a unique workplace.

There are five basic steps in our application process, which combined take about six-to-10 weeks to complete. These steps allow you to take the time to determine if TFA is the right fit for you and your aspirations, as well.

Learn more about each step below.

Joining TFA Staff Questions

You may have some questions about the staff application process. Below are answers to frequently asked questions:

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