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About Teach for America

Teach for America is a national corps of recent college graduates who commit two years to teach in urban and rural public schools. Its mission is to build the movement to eliminate the educational inequity that exists along socioeconomic lines. Since its founding in 1990, Teach for America has become one of the leading interventions in public education, and has built a pipeline of leaders committed to educational equity and excellence. This year, more than 7,500 corps members are teaching in 35 urban and rural areas across the country, collectively reaching more than 450,000 students.

Although interns do not get hands-on teaching experience, they learn how a complex logistical operation is run. Interns serve as operations coordinators and work in one of the following departments: institute management, communications, office operations, transportation and special events, residential operations, technology or workshops and resources. They provide administrative and logistical support for approximately 500 new teachers and 80 staff members at one of the eight institutes.


Open to all college students and recent college graduates. Most applicants are interested in education or learning about the nonprofit world.

Teach for America

Number of Interns: 101 or more
Compensation/Benefits: Paid
Duration: N/A
Academic Level: College Freshmen, College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors, Recent College Graduates


Atlanta, GA
Austin, TX
Chicago, IL
Jefferson City, MO
Little Rock, AR
Los Angeles, CA
New York, NY
Philadelphia, PA