Teach breakthroughs. Change lives.


Are you ready for the most meaningful internship of your life?

Along with MTV, Google and the White House, Breakthrough has been repeatedlty featured in the Princeton Review's List of Top 10 Internships for teens and college students.


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

As a teacher, you will lead your own classroom of 5-10 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 - Teacher Coaches - this incredible program gives every Teaching Fellow an opportunity to:

  • Participate in an intensive pre-summer teacher-training program
  • Plan and 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 inspiring high school and college students who share your passion for education and service


Where do Breakthrough Teaching Fellows go to school?

Our 2016 Teaching Fellows came from:

Arcadia University

Brigham Young University

Bryn Mawr College

Bucknell University

Cairn University

College of New Jersey

DePaul University

Dickinson College

Drexel University

Goucher College

Hampton University

Haverford College

Mount Holyoke College

Northwestern University

Pennsylvania State University

San Diego State University

Seattle University

Smith College

SUNY Binghamton

Swarthmore College

Temple University 

University of Texas Pan-American 

Tulane University

University of California Davis

University of Chicago

University of Pittsburgh