Become a Teaching Fellow

Teach Breakthroughs.  Grow Leadership.  Change Lives.

Are You Ready for the Most Meaningful Internship of Your Life?

Along with Google and the White House, Breakthrough’s Summer Teaching Fellowship has been featured in the Princeton Review’s List of Top 10 Internships for teens and college students.

Breakthrough’s teaching fellowship offers an incredible opportunity for talented college students to inspire and be inspired by 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th grade students with high expectations and big dreams.

As a Teaching Fellow, you will lead your own classroom of 15 students, implementing lesson plans, grading papers, and evaluating student performance.  You will serve as a role model and mentor to students, showing that success in education is possible.  The teaching experience will not only look great on your resume, it will challenge and motivate you in ways you can never imagine!

What Will I Learn?

Guided by experienced, professional educators – Instructional Coaches – this program gives every Teaching Fellow an opportunity to:

  • Participate in an intensive pre-summer teacher-training program
  • Implement an academically rigorous curriculum
  • Develop strong student engagement practices
  • Lead a small middle school class
  • Build meaningful relationships with students as a role model
  • Design an elective course
  • Practice a variety of evaluative and assessment techniques
  • Connect with other inspiring individuals who share your passion for growth, education, and service

Featured Teaching Fellow, Azure

"Going into my senior year at Temple, I wondered if becoming a teacher was my ultimate career goal, or if there may be a different career for me in other areas of the education field. And what better way to figure it out than to get in a classroom? Breakthrough stood out to me because I felt like their mission embraced some of that uncertainty, and encouraged Fellows not just to teach their students, but to learn from their students as well.  My biggest goal this summer is to make new friends with my coworkers, and make lasting, quality connections with my students."

This is a common theme amongst many of our Teaching Fellows and are the building blocks of how Breakthrough yearns to serve future educators. Azure is a remarkable young student who has been able to see how rewarding being an educator can be. These stories power Breakthrough’s mission and we couldn't be more honored and grateful to have amazing volunteers like Azure.

Interested in Applying? Visit the link below for the Breakthrough Collaborative application and select Philadelphia as your first choice!

Breakthrough Collaborative

180 Grand Ave #1225, Oakland, CA 94612, USA