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Summer Internship: Valuable Experience

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Former Intern - Operations Coordinator in Philadelphia, PA
Former Intern - Operations Coordinator in Philadelphia, PA

I worked at Teach for America as an intern (less than a year)

Pros

Teach For America's summer intern program was a great way to gain insight as to whether or not this is the right avenue to serve if you are passionate about bettering the world, and especially if you are committed to ensuring every child has access to a great education. The internship is unique in that it allows college students to truly commit themselves by providing onsite housing & a good financial stipend.

Cons

The summer session assignment limited ones insight into other departments and the larger scope of the nonprofit however the staff was very receptive to my inquisitiveness and allowed me to sit in on classroom sessions.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

I think interns would benefit from more interaction with the incoming TFA Hires. Pairing interns with a mentor outside of their department manager would be a great idea to allow for creative and professional growth. Additionally, a follow-up program once an intern completes the experience would be valuable to the organization.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Teach for America

    Pros

    Launch a career in education reform

    Cons

    Must be open to ambiguity and flexibility

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    Focus on instrucion, not on test scores.

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    Former Employee - English Teacher in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - English Teacher in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Teach for America full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    As a corps member: life-changing experiences, extremely supportive staff, cannot recommend enough

    Cons

    Experience is really hit-or-miss; there is no predictable experience

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