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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)

Recommends
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

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.

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  1. great place to be

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    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY

    I have been working at Teach for America full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    work balance, salary, culture, leadership

    Cons

    This is a place for those truly committed to education reform.

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work


  2. Great people, long hours

    Current Employee - Managing Director
    Current Employee - Managing Director

    I have been working at Teach for America full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    mission driven organization with incredibly smart, focused, authentic results oriented people

    Cons

    minimum work week is 50 hours--nearly all staff clocks much more for salaries that are not as high at other organizations; very few people take vacation; grappling with new phases of growth and core values

    Advice to Management

    Office culture could be stronger; professional development opportunities could be more equitable accross all staff members


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