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Summer Internship: Valuable Experience

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Intern - Operations Coordinator in Philadelphia, PA
Former Intern - Operations Coordinator in Philadelphia, PA
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

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 Management

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.

Other Employee Reviews for Teach for America

  1. Rewarding, challenging experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Launch a career in education reform

    Cons

    Must be open to ambiguity and flexibility

    Advice to Management

    Focus on instrucion, not on test scores.


  2. Innovative, but employees are inefficient with use of time

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Constantly striving to improve process, innovative. Surrounded by massive talent. Friendly to young professionals.

    Cons

    Competitive culture measured more in work hours than productivity. However, it isn't unlike many corporate environments in that sense. Not as tolerant of more traditional social views.


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