Short-Term Opportunities

You've heard of taking a year off, but how about taking a year ON? Also known as a gap year, these opportunities allow you to grow and explore the world around you while still gaining valuable experience and contributing to society. These short-term opportunities may be just what you're looking for!

In November 2009, five Binghamton Alumni talked to current students in a panel session titled Take a Year Off By Taking a Year On! Read more about the advice they gave to students considering short-term opportunities.

Sites with Multiple Opportunities in Various Fields
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Delaying the Real World is chock-full of creative ideas and practical information that will help you craft your own life-changing adventure.'s list of Term of Service Opportunities - Make a difference while getting to know the nonprofit world from the inside.

Roadtrip Nation Imagine Road-tripping across the country in a Green RV interviewing people who have defined success on their own terms; people who wake up and love what they do each and every day. Sound too good to be true? Look no further.


American Prospect Writing Fellowships - Offers young journalists the opportunity to spend two full years at the magazine in Washington, DC, actively developing, practicing and honing their journalistic skills. Each Fellow writes three or four full-length articles for the Prospect and the website. Deadline = mid-Feb.

McCarter Theater Administration Internship McCarter Theatre, a Tony Award winner for outstanding regional theatre, is a non-profit, professional, LORT B+ theater company, and a presenter of world class artists in classical music, dance, jazz, world music, and other artistic disciplines. 

Orchestra Management Fellowship If you are interested in exploring a career in orchestra management or looking for that right next step, the League has a range of information and programs designed to help you.

Ruder Finn's paid Executive Training Program in Public Relations Ruder Finn's paid Executive Training Program is well known throughout the public relations industry. This 30-year-old program is offered three times a year in our New York City headquarters. Executive Trainees gain exposure to every facet of the public relations business. Ruder Finn educates Trainees on the fundamental skills of public relations, including writing , media monitoring, media relations, electronic media & special event planning.


Chesapeake Research Consortium Environmental Management Fellowships The CRC Environmental Management Career Development Program is an excellent opportunity for individuals interested in environmental science and/or management to gain professional, working experience in Chesapeake Bay policy development and implementation while at the same time expanding personal skill sets and growing professionally.

EarthCorps EarthCorps is a non-profit organization founded in 1993 with a mission to build global community through local environmental service. As an AmeriCorps affiliate, EarthCorps provides one-year intensive programs for young adults (18-25) to learn best practices in conservation techniques and develop skills in leading volunteers (ages 8-80).

EPA Internship Program (EIP) If you are seeking information about summer or temporary student opportunities or scholarships at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, please go to our Agency website at The EPA Intern Program discussed below is for potential applicants who already have earned a college degree or are expecting to receive one no later than August, 2006. U.S. citizenship is required.

Green Corps  The mission of Green Corps is to train organizers, provide field support for today’s critical environmental campaigns, and graduate activists who possess the skills, temperament, and commitment to fight and win tomorrow’s environmental battles.

San Francisco Conservation Corps A job and academic training organization serving young people ages 11 to 26, corps members develop their job skills, leadership abilities, and environmental awareness by completing outreach, conservation, and community service projects throughout the city.

Student Conservation Association Fosters lifelong stewardship of the environment by offering opportunities for education, leadership, and personal development while providing public service in natural resource management, cultural preservation, environmental protection, and conservation.

Teton Science Schools Based in Grand Teton National Park, Teton Science Schools' Graduate Program develops leaders in place-based teaching, field science and experiential education. This innovative 50-week program integrates academic course work with intensive mentored teaching practicum. Individualized educational goals and objectives allow our students to develop profound instructional skills and practical science knowledge.


Department of Health & Human Services Emerging Leaders Program The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is recruiting for the next generation of leaders to join the federal ranks and support our mission to serve the American public.  The HHS Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) is a competitive, two-year, paid, federal internship within HHS. The program provides interns with a unique opportunity to develop enhanced leadership skills in one of the largest federal agency's in the nation. HHS is looking for talented and highly-motivated individuals with a commitment to public service. The program provides an excellent opportunity for participants to begin a professional career in HHS.

Library of Congress The mission of the Library of Congress is to make its resources available and useful to Congress and the American people and sustain and preserve a universal collection of knowledge and creativity for future generations. The collaboration of the following units makes this possible.

Urban Fellows Urban Fellows Program is sponsored by The City of New York and administered by the department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS).  The program is designed to introduce America's finest college students and graduates to local government and public service.


Transitions AbroadFor over 30 years, the single most useful and comprehensive resource—now THE free portal—for Work Abroad, Study Abroad, Cultural Travel Overseas, and International Living 

Real Gap Experience Real Gap provides hundreds of gap year & travelling ideas in over 45 countries round the world - volunteer work, paid work, teach English, learn a language or new skills, sports & adventure travel.

The Mountbatten Internship Programme The Mountbatten Institute promotes educational and business links around the world.  We aim to give graduates and young professionals the opportunity to gain practical and theoretical business training and experience, whilst also developing social and cultural awareness and understanding.

Work Abroad with BUNAC work, volunteer and teaching abroad programmes. BUNAC offers a range of exciting summer camp, work abroad and volunteer abroad programs. Established in 1962, BUNAC is a non-profit work and travel expert and has been helping young people work and travel overseas for 47 years. Popular BUNAC destinations include: USA, Canada, New Zealand, Ghana Australia, Britain, China, South Africa and many more.


Association of Public Health Laboratories Through its fellowship and traineeship programs, APHL prepares students for careers in public health laboratories and supports specialized training for practicing scientists.

Community HealthCorps Community HealthCorps is the largest health-focused, national AmeriCorps program that promotes health care for America’s underserved, while developing tomorrow’s health care workforce.

National Institute of Health (NIH) Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) PREP awards encourage underrepresented minorities who hold a recent baccalaureate degree in a biomedically relevant science to pursue a research doctorate. PREP participants work as apprentice scientists in a preceptor's laboratory and participate in student development and education activities.

National Institute of Health (NIH) Training Programs in the Biomedical Sciences PostBac Programs (for Recent College Graduates)

Postbaccalaureate Intramural Biomedical Research Training The Postbaccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) program and the National Cancer Institute's Cancer Research Training Award (CRTA) provide opportunities for recent college graduates to spend a year engaged in biomedical research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Trainees work side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research.


Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Junior Fellows Program (Campus Liaison: Janice McDonald, Director, Office of External Scholarships) Each year the Endowment offers 8-10 one-year fellowships to uniquely qualified graduating seniors and individuals who have graduated during the past academic year. They are selected from a pool of nominees from close to 400 participating colleges. Carnegie Junior Fellows work as research assistants to the Endowment's senior associates. Those who have begun graduate studies are not eligible for consideration.

Center for Strategic and International Studies CSIS offers full and part-time internships in the fall, spring and summer for undergraduates, advanced students, and recent graduates who are interested in gaining practical experience in public policy.

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Public Policy Fellowship Program The purpose of the Congressional Internship Program (CIP) is to expose young Latinos to the legislative process and to strengthen their professional and leadership skills, ultimately promoting the presence of Latinos on Capitol Hill.

Coro Fellowships in Public Affairs Coro trains ethical, diverse civic leaders nationwide. Coro leaders develop skills; master tools needed to engage and empower communities; gain experience in government, business, labor and not-for-profit community organizations; and participate in special community and political problem solving processes.

Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship, established in 1987, is a competitive national fellowship program that provides college graduates with the opportunity to gain a Washington perspective on key issues of peace and security.

 Koch Associate Program The mission of the Foundation is to advance social progress and well-being through the development, application, and dissemination of the Science of Liberty™.

Public Interest Research Group (U.S. PRIG) Fellowship Program U.S. PIRG, the federation of state Public Interest Research Groups (PIRGs), stands up to powerful special interests on behalf of the American public, working to win concrete results for our health and our well-being. With a strong network of researchers, advocates, organizers and students in state capitols across the country, we take on the special interests on issues, such as product safety, political corruption, prescription drugs and voting rights, where these interests stand in the way of reform and progress.

Public Allies New York Apprenticeship Program Public Allies is a 10-month program where young people (“Allies”) serve in full-time positions at local New York City non-profit organizations, creating, improving, and expanding services that address critical issues in our communities.

Villers Fellowship for Healthcare Justice The Villers Fellowship for Health Care Justice was created in 2005 by Phillippe Villers, Founder and President of Families USA, to inspire and develop the next generation of health care justice leaders. The goals of the Villers Fellowship Program are three-fold:

   1. To develop a network of young leaders who share a passion for social and health care justice;

   2. To inspire Villers Fellows to continue to work for health care justice throughout their lives; and

   3. To help achieve Families USA’s goal of guaranteed, high-quality, affordable health care for all of us.

During their year-long tenure, Villers Fellows will work on a variety of health care justice issues and develop an understanding of the federal legislation process. They will also be exposed to different advocacy strategies, including producing analytic reports, disseminating effective messages through the media, successful coalition building, and e-advocacy techniques.


Wellstone Fellowship for Social Justice The Wellstone Fellowship for Social Justice is designed to foster the advancement of social justice through participation in health care advocacy work that focuses on the unique challenges facing many communities of color.

 SERVICE: INTERNATIONAL endeavors to maintain links on this page that benefit those seeking volunteer work overseas, and indeed there are some great links on this page leading to great websites that may have exactly the thing you are looking for. There are many good people out there doing positive things. Doing volunteer work overseas is among the best ways to make a positive contribution to the world. It also puts you in touch with the world in a way that is totally unique. You can learn more in one year of working overseas as a volunteer than in five years of public education.

CICLO Foundation - is a NGO that devotes itself to the spreading of Latin American culture and giving whoever wants to study the opportunity to do so.

Public Service Award The Samuel Huntington Public Service Award provides a $10,000 stipend for a graduating college senior to pursue one year of public service anywhere in the world. The award allows recipients to engage in a meaningful public service activity for one year before proceeding on to graduate school or a career.

JDC Jewish Service Corps The JDC Jewish Service Corps (JSC) offers qualified individuals the chance to serve a Jewish community abroad in such areas as Jewish outreach, community development, health, and social welfare. Volunteers are selected to match the particular needs of overseas communities.

Peace Corps Today's Peace Corps is more vital than ever, working in emerging and essential areas such as information technology and business development, and committing more than 1,000 new Volunteers as a part of the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. Peace Corps Volunteers continue to help countless individuals who want to build a better life for themselves, their children, and their communities.

Operation Crossroads Africa Is a U.S. based private voluntary organization that sponsors cross-cultural exchanges and small-scale development projects in Africa.

United Planet (UP) Is an international nonprofit organization devoted to inspiring global citizenship and cross-cultural understanding through a range of diverse initiatives, such as one- to twelve-week, six-month, and one-year volunteer service programs in over 50 countries.

Volunteer Services Overseas (VSO) Canada This program looks for experienced applicants and is open to U.S. citizens. They are active in more than 30 developing countries and offer both short- and long-term assignments (both with financial assistance)


Amate House A year-long volunteer program that supports and develops men and women rooted in faith, dedicated to service, and committed to building a more just and loving society. Volunteers are placed in schools, parishes, and social service agencies throughout Chicago and live in intentional communities of six to twelve people.

AmeriCorps This government-affiliated service program includes the AmeriCorps State and National, Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA), and AmeriCorps*NCCC programs.  AmeriCorps is an opportunity to make a big difference in your life and in the lives of those around you. It’s a chance to apply your skills and ideals toward helping others and meeting critical needs in the community. AmeriCorps members address critical needs in communities all across America. As an AmeriCorps member, you can:

  • Tutor and mentor disadvantaged youth
  • Fight illiteracy
  • Improve health services
  • Build affordable housing
  • Teach computer skills
  • Clean parks and streams
  • Manage or operate after-school programs
  • Help communities respond to disasters
  • Build organizational capacity

AVODAH: The Jewish Service Corps A year-long, full-time program that combines Jewish learning with social activism and community building in low-income neighborhoods in New York City and Washington, DC.

Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship The Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship, a project of the Congressional Hunger Center, is a unique leadership development opportunity for motivated individuals seeking to make a difference in the struggle to eliminate hunger and poverty.

Camphill Soltane A residential community made up of 85 people, including 40 young adults with special needs (called companions), 35 long-term volunteers (called coworkers), and ten coworker children. Coworkers come from all over the world, and range in age from 20 to 76. Coworkers stay at Soltane for a minimum of one year and serve in a variety of capacities, from supervising work and craft stations to direct care-giving. Coworkers are supported in their basic needs by the economic life of the community.

Christian Appalachian Project (CAP) An interdenominational, nonprofit Christian organization committed to serving people in need in Appalachia by providing physical, spiritual, and emotional support through a wide variety of programs and services. Various volunteer positions available.

Jesuit Volunteer Corps Offers one-year commitments in the United States or two-year commitments internationally at hundreds of grassroots organizations that provide essential services to low-income people.

Jewish Organizing Initiative A one-year service program working with Boston area community and labor organizations. The year includes a commitment to regular sessions in community building among the ten or more "fellows" of the JOI, mostly young adults in their twenties. The sessions include training in community organizing, Jewish identity and tradition, and group projects in the community.

Mercy Volunteer Corps A year-long service program in the United States in both urban and rural regions. All Mercy volunteers work with those who are economically poor or marginalized in a spirit of solidarity and mutuality, live simply in community, and commit to personal and communal spiritual growth. Volunteers are placed in service fields compatible with their gifts/skills and the needs of the site.

Mickey Leland-Bill Emerson Hunger Fellows National Program The Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship, a project of the Congressional Hunger Center, is a unique leadership development opportunity for motivated individuals seeking to make a difference in the struggle to eliminate hunger and poverty.

Milwaukee Community Service Corps Engages 18 to 23 year old residents of the Milwaukee, WI area in community service continuing education.

National Association of Service and Conservation Corps Serves as an advocate and central reference point, and provider of training and technical assistance, for youth service and conservation corps programs across the country.

New Sector Residency in Social Enterprise (RISE) New Sector's staff works with Boston-area nonprofit organizations to structure substantive, meaningful strategic planning projects and equips talented young leaders to complete them. Our residency offers recent college graduates the opportunity to have significant social impact while developing their own professional and leadership skills.

New York State Commission on National and Community Service This website is designed to be a resource for all community service and volunteer organizations operating in New York State. We hope to add functions and information over time that will enhance the ability of your organizations to serve your mission in your communities while including volunteers in the delivery of service and in the decision making process.

NYC Civic Corps An AmeriCorps program sponsored by the Mayor’s Office of New York City and is a full-time professional work opportunity. Successful applicants are placed within a nonprofit or City agency and will have the opportunity to serve New Yorkers where the City’s needs are greatest: education; economic opportunity; environment and clean energy; and health.

NYC Service Fellowship The NYC Service Fellowship offers a unique opportunity to obtain practical City government experience in the areas of volunteerism and community service at the City level. The centerpiece of this year-long fellowship, offered to recent college graduates, is a work experience at NYC Service — Mayor Michael R Bloomberg’s comprehensive program to engage more New Yorkers in volunteer service and target those volunteers towards the City’s greatest areas of need.

Northwest Youth Corps An Oregon-based nonprofit job training, alternative/outdoor education, employment, and youth development organization that has served nearly 7,700 young people since it was established in 1984.

The Partnership for Public Service - Public Service Fellows Program The Partnership for Public Service is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that works to revitalize our federal government by inspiring a new generation to serve and by transforming the way government works.

Philly Fellows A one-year post-graduate fellowship program that connects graduates of area colleges with meaningful positions in partnering nonprofits, where they can build capacity, develop new professional skills, and make a difference in the city of Philadelphia.

Public Allies A program for young adults, aged 18 to 30, who commit to ten months of intensive leadership training and a professional apprenticeship. Allies receive a living allowance, health and child care benefits, and an educational award.

Rocky Mountain Youth Corps A job training and advocacy program that provides 16 to 19 year-olds in northwest Colorado the opportunity to gain self-awareness and insight, outdoor skills, job ethics, financial management skills, and community and independent living skills.

USGA Fellowship in Leadership and Service The Fellowship is an intensive, two-year commitment aimed at developing recent college graduates’ professional and leadership skills through a variety of job responsibilities, seminars and classes.  Through participation in the program, Fellows gain a strong understanding of the role of philanthropy and the non-profit sector.

United Way Community Fellows Program The United Way Community Fellows Program is designed to provide nonprofit leaders with:

  • A chance to step away from the day-to-day and look at the big picture;
  • Information and management tools they can immediately apply to their organizations;
  • The opportunity to hone their skills in collaborative partnership creation, fundraising, governance, and other areas key to nonprofit success;
  • A place to re-ignite their passion for the causes and communities they are working   to help;
  • A well established network within the New York City nonprofit world;

The Luteran Volunteer Corps Lutheran Volunteer Corps (LVC) unites full-time stipended Volunteers with financial supporters, non-profit organizations and ministries to work for peace with justice across the nation. In addition to working for justice, LVC Volunteers live together in intentional household communities of 4-7 people to encourage simple, sustainable living

The University for the Study of Human Goodness This year-long service-learning program is entitled "Soul-Centered Education for a Lifetime." It combines service, study, and reflection in a unique, service-oriented community.

Vincentian Service Corps The Vincentian Service Corps is for men and women who want to give one year of their lives to serve the poor, live in community with other Corps members, and experience a simple lifestyle.

Also See: Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship


Reach to Teach Reach To Teach offers English teaching jobs in Korea, Taiwan and China (ESL jobs) to native English speakers from around the world.

CIEE Teach Abroad Work overseas and teach English abroad in ChilWork overseas and teach English abroad in Chile, China, South Korea, Spain, or Thailand with CIEE.

Teach for China - American and Chinese Fellows serve together as leaders in their classrooms and communities, working tirelessly to place their students onto better life paths. Over two years, as they equip their students with the knowledge, skills, and mindsets their students need to succeed, Fellows develop a range of skills as well as a deep understanding of the root causes of education inequality in China.

Fulbright Program The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to “increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.” With this goal as a starting point, the Fulbright Program has provided almost 300,000 participants—chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential — with the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.

Language and Culture Teaching Assistantships in Spain  Share your native knowledge of English and North American culture in Spanish public K-12 schools.

Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program, places new graduates in elementary, junior and senior high schools throughout Japan to assist in English language education.

North America Language and Culture Assistants in Spain, supports recent graduates to work as English language assistant teachers in K-12 or at language schools. Check site for deadline.

Teaching Assistant Program in France , offers teaching assistant positions in French schools. Applicants must be proficient in French. They teach 12 hours of English conversation classes per week; this is a 7 – 9 month position. Program that expands the school day in middle schools. No teaching degree required all majors being recruited. Coming to BU JIF 2/9/12

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Arizona Teaching Fellows Make a difference in the lives of students who need you. Arizona Teaching Fellows seeks outstanding professionals and recent college graduates who wish to build a career making a difference in the lives of Arizona’s children specifically in Phoenix and Yuma. This highly-selective program is designed to recruit and train socially-driven individuals, like you, who want to give back to our community by becoming teachers in high-need public schools in which we partner. (Click here for more information on out district partners.) Fellows benefit from an accelerated route into teaching, earning certification, and in some cases a Master’s degree while teaching full time.

Baltimore City Teaching Residency The Baltimore City Teaching Residency is committed to providing the students of Baltimore with a new group of teachers who will work to increase their level of achievement and help prepare them to find academic success. Residents pursue their teaching credential with the Baltimore City Teaching Residency ; attend a comprehensive training prior to teaching; receive a teacher’s salary with full benefits; and have access to tuition assistance, home ownership programs, and student loan deferral or forgiveness programs.

Blue Engine Blue Engine is an urban education fellowship year in New York City designed for talented recent college graduates to connect with small numbers of students in a different way—not as teachers, but as full-time teaching assistants. During one-year terms of service, Blue Engine Fellows conduct small group tutorials (4-5 students per period) alongside experienced classroom teachers, working in teams from 7:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. to help entire grade levels make dramatic progress in core coursework. By channeling thousands of direct service hours to address one of our nation’s most pressing challenges, we are proud to join the national movement dedicated to expanding educational opportunity in America.

Boston Teacher Residency The thirteen-month training, modeled on a medical residency, begins with a summer of University of Massachusetts Boston courses designed by the BPS. During the school year, residents spend one day a week in classes and four days working alongside a mentoring master teacher. Students gradually deepen their involvement and pursue interests beyond their mentors' classrooms, learning from other teachers and experiencing anything from working with full-inclusion groups to coaching a math league. Residents finish with one more month of study

Chicago Teaching Fellows We recruit passionate and accomplished individuals from all professions and academic backgrounds who are ready to make a commitment to achieving academic growth with students in Chicago's most challenging and traditionally underserved schools and communities. We look to successful professionals and recent college graduates to bring their knowledge, experience, and records of achievement to the classrooms where their leadership is needed most. Success in the program and ultimately as a teacher, requires setting high expectations, exhibiting flexibility, and working with a sense of urgency as there is no time to waste in affecting change in students' lives.

City Year City Year unites young people of all backgrounds for a year of full-time service, giving them the skills and opportunities to change the world.  As tutors, mentors and role models, these diverse young leaders make a difference in the lives of children, and transform schools and neighborhoods in 19 U.S. locations and one in Johannesburg, South Africa. Just as important, during their year of service corps members develop civic leadership skills they can use throughout a lifetime of community service.

DC Teaching Fellows Established in 2001, the DC Teaching Fellows program upholds the conviction that public schools can work, but they must be staffed and led by our most talented and accomplished citizens. Selected applicants are enrolled in a state approved teacher certification program, the DC Practitioner Teacher Program, during the first year of teaching. They receive a full teacher's salary, medical and dental benefits, and resources from administrative program staff while teaching in the District of Columbia Public Schools.

Denver Teaching Fellows This highly-selective program is designed to recruit and train socially-driven individuals who want to make a difference in the Denver community by becoming teachers in some of Denver’s highest-need public schools. Fellows pursue their teaching license while teaching full-time, and most first year Fellows are eligible for an AmeriCorps Education Award that helps defer the cost of licensure coursework.

Indianapolis Teaching Fellows Indianapolis Teaching Fellows (ITF) is an initiative of Indianapolis Public Schools to recruit high quality individuals for the District's critical shortage subject areas. Applications submitted to ITF are reviewed immediately. Qualified candidates are invited to interview within two weeks of submitting an application.

Inner-City Teaching Corps of Chicago A volunteer service program that places outstanding recent college graduates as teachers in inner-city Chicago classrooms. The ICTC also offers other opportunities for service-based professional development.

International Education Internship The International Education Internship is an initiative of the Watson Institute's Choices for the 21st Century Education Program at Brown University. This full-time internship enables one recent college graduate each year to spend a year working as part of a team focused on strengthening international content and civic learning within the core curriculum at the secondary level in the United States. The intern works in the Choices Program office in Providence, RI.

Knowles Science Teaching Fellowships, is for beginning science and math teachers as they earn a teaching credential and through the early years of their career. Recipients receive financial and professional support (tuition assistance, a monthly stipend, and summer support) for up to five years while enrolled in a teacher credential program and during the first few years of teaching. Applicants should be enrolled in, or planning to enroll in an approved teaching credential program and plan to teach biological science, chemistry, earth science, mathematics, physical science, or physics, at any high school in the U.S. Individuals who are not U.S. citizens are eligible to apply, but they must be committed to teaching science or math in U.S. high schools.

Louisiana Teaching Fellows Louisiana Teaching Fellows seeks outstanding recent graduates and professionals looking to make a difference in the lives of students. This highly-selective program is designed to recruit and train socially-driven individuals who want to make a difference in public education in Louisiana.

MATCH Corps, Urban Education Fellowship, Boston, MA The MATCH Corps is a one-year Urban Education fellowship program. It is possibly the most competitive such program in the nation, more competitive than admission to the Harvard Graduate Graduate School of Education or Teach for America.

Math for America The MƒA Fellowship is a five-year program where recent college graduates and mid-career professionals make a commitment to teach math in public secondary schools. MƒA Fellows are mathematically sophisticated individuals who are new to teaching and use their talents to make a difference in students’ lives. The program includes one year earning a master’s degree in education and four years of teaching math in public secondary schools. The MƒA Fellowship provides a full tuition scholarship, annual stipends of up to $100,000 over five years, in addition to a full time teacher’s salary, and mentoring and professional development services. During the fifth year, Fellows may apply to become Master Teachers.

Memphis Teaching Fellows Memphis Teaching Fellows is an opportunity for motivated, high-achieving professionals and recent college graduates from all backgrounds to revitalize the Memphis education system by becoming teachers with Memphis City Schools. This highly selective program is a Memphis City Schools initiative to place talented and passionate individuals in math, middle school, French, Spanish, chemistry, and special education classrooms. No teaching or education experience is required to apply for Memphis Teaching Fellows.

Milwaukee Teaching Fellows The Milwaukee Teaching Fellows Program seeks outstanding candidates to teach math, science, special education, and elementary bilingual education in Milwaukee Public Schools. Candidates benefit from a streamlined application and selection process and, if selected, have the opportunity to participate in an intensive Training Institute in summer before entering their classrooms as full-time teachers in the fall.


Nashville Teaching Fellows The Teaching Fellows program offers over 75 individuals the opportunity to join a selective accelerated route into the classroom. Outstanding candidates are sought to teach math, special education, chemistry, biology, Spanish, French, English, geography, elementary education, middle school education, and English Language Learning (ELL), in Metro Nashville Public Schools.

National Teaching Fellowship Program The Citizen Schools National Teaching Fellowship is a service program offering a two-year, leadership development experience, including service as a team leader at a Citizen Schools campus, professional development with a partner organization in the community, and the opportunity for optional enrollment in a pioneering Master's program in out-of-school learning.

Newark TeacherNex TeacherNex is a new way of approaching teacher staffing that puts teachers and school leaders at the forefront of the hiring process. Teachers from a wide range of backgrounds, including veteran teachers with many years of experience, novice teachers in their first or second year of teaching and individuals who are interested in entering the classroom for the first time are encouraged to apply.

New York City Teaching Fellows The NYC Teaching Fellows program recruits and prepares high-quality, dedicated individuals to become teachers who raise student achievement in the New York City classrooms that need them most. Once accepted into the program, all Fellows go through a short, but intensive, pre-service training, part of which includes a hands-on teaching experience in a New York City classroom. Upon successful completion of training, Fellows are eligible to be hired almost immediately in one of the more than 1,400 public schools in NYC

Oakland Teaching Fellows The Oakland Teaching Fellows program is committed to providing our students with teachers who will work to increase their level of achievement and academic success. Fellows teach all grade levels in the District's most challenged schools. Candidates strong in math, science, special education, Spanish, bilingual education, computer technology, and physical education are encouraged to apply.

Philadelphia Teaching Fellows Philadelphia Teaching Fellows work in the most critical teacher shortage areas as designated by the District. Special education (math, English, social studies and science,), mathematics, math immersion, physics, chemistry, general science, vocal music, bilingual, and Spanish are the subjects in which the need for high-quality teachers is especially great.

Phoenix Teaching Fellows The Phoenix Teaching Fellows program is designed to recruit and train socially-driven individuals who want to give back to the community by becoming teachers in high-need elementary and K-8 public schools in the Murphy Elementary School District, Phoenix Elementary School District, and Roosevelt School District. Fellows benefit from an accelerated route into teaching, earning a Master’s degree and certification while teaching full time.

Prince George’s County Teaching Fellows The Prince George’s County Teaching Fellows (PGCTF), an initiative of the Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) to attract the area’s most talented individuals to teach in the schools and subject areas where they can make the greatest impact, improving the academic achievement of Prince George's County's students. Selected fellows participate in a five week comprehensive summer training prior to teaching.

Rhode Island Teaching Fellows Rhode Island Teaching Fellows is an alternate route to teaching certification program that is designed to recruit and train socially-driven individuals who are motivated to close the achievement gap in Rhode Island by becoming teachers in some of our highest-need public schools.

Teach for America The national corps of recent college graduates, of all academic majors, who commit two years to teach in under-resourced urban and rural public schools with the overall aim of eliminating educational inequity.

TeachNOLA (New Orleans, LA) TeachNola teaching fellows are professionals and recent graduates who benefit from a rigorous training and an accelerated pathway to a teaching career.

Texas Teaching FellowsTexas Teaching Fellows is a highly selective non-profit alternative certification program dedicated to bringing achievement-oriented individuals into Texas’ most high-need schools and subject areas. Fellows earn their certification during their first year of teaching, and are eligible for a standard teaching certificate by the end of the school year.

The National Academies The mission of the NRC Research Associateship Programs (RAP) is to promote excellence in scientific and technological research conducted by the U. S. government through the administration of programs offering graduate, postdoctoral, and senior level research opportunities at sponsoring federal laboratories and affiliated institutions.

Twin Cities Teaching Fellows Twin Cities Teaching Fellows program recruits and trains driven individuals who want to end the achievement gap by becoming successful teachers in the highest-need public schools.

Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship in Indiana, Michigan and Ohio seeks to recruit college graduates to teaching in science, technology, engineering and math (the STEM fields) in high-need secondary schools. The program includes a master’s degree program. Fellows will commit to teach math or science for three years upon completing the master’s degree.

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Last Updated: 10/30/14