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The programs listed below share their opportunities with City Year because they value the experience and skills of City Year corps members and alumni, and encourage members of the City Year community to apply.

Note to currently serving corps members:  Please compare the Start Date for the program(s) in which you are interested to your City Year graduation date. Corps members must avoid applying to programs and locations with a conflict, since being accepted into and beginning a program that starts before your City Year graduation could mean ending your term of service with City Year and losing your AmeriCorps Education Award and other alumni benefits.

Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth

Do you want to teach summer enrichment programs? At CTY you will work with an exceptional group of students, make contacts and friendships with dynamic colleagues, and gain valuable experience in a rigorous academic community. CTY has consistently been named as one of the top internships in leading publications. We have a network of past employees now working in positions ranging from heads of school to deans of students to university professors. 

Locations: Campuses across the Mid Atlantic and California.

Visit our website to learn more


Breakthrough Collaborative

At 33 locations across the nation and abroad, Breakthrough Collaborative launches motivated middle-school students on the path to college and prepares older students for careers in education. A national nonprofit, Breakthrough Collaborative is devoted to preparing high-achieving middle-school students, most of whom are of color and from low-income families, to enter and succeed in college-preparatory high school programs. Breakthrough also recruits and trains outstanding high school and college students to become Breakthrough teachers and build an interest in careers as educators.

The Breakthrough Summer Teaching Internship is an incredible opportunity for more than 700 outstanding high school and college students each summer. Experience first-hand what it's like to teach, motivate, and inspire your own students. You’ll be asked to plan and teach your own class under the guidance of professional educators. You’ll work long hours, push yourself like you never have before and make a genuine difference in the lives of tomorrow’s leaders. Teaching with Breakthrough is the premier pre-professional teaching experience anywhere and one of the most challenging internships of any kind available to high school students and undergraduates in the United States.

Grow as a leader and an educator. It will be the most meaningful 8 weeks of your life!

More Information: Please Contact - Paul Mann, Teacher Network Specialist
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Practice Makes Perfect

Every summer, scholars experience summer learning loss, losing as much as 30% of what they learned during the school year. But it doesn't have to be that way. Join the Practice Makes Perfect team in New York City this summer to make sure kids from the community have a chance to thrive!

Click here to learn more.



HACU National Internship Program

HACU, Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, was established in 1986 with a founding membership of 18 institutions. Today, HACU represents more than 400 colleges and universities committed to Hispanic higher education success in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Latin America, Spain and Portugal. HACU is the only national association representing existing and emerging Hispanic-Serving Institutions. HACU is headquartered in San Antonio, and has offices in Washington DC and Sacramento, California.

The HACU National Internship Program (HNIP) facilitates professional development in two important ways. First,an internship position itself creates daily experiences through which students can learn more about their particular field in real world situations. Second, HNIP also works with federal and corporate partners to host professional development activities like networking sessions, federal job fairs and Congressional breakfasts.

To Apply: click here for more information on the application process and for online application.

More Information:
Maria Elena Vivas-House, Sr. Executive Director │ HACU National Internship Program  One DuPont Circle, NW │Suite 430 │ Washington, DC 20036(P) 202.467.0893 | (f) 202.496.9177


Headfirst Camps

Headfirst Camps is an award-winning provider of summer day camps and the official licensed provider of MLB baseball camp instruction for the Boston Red Sox, the New York Yankees, the Chicago Cubs and the Washington Nationals. Our footprint is national and growing, and we’ve been designated as the metro Washington DC area’s #1 youth summer camp organization.

Our mission is to enrich the lives of children by providing a fun and safe environment that simultaneously builds character through our exceptional sports and summer camp programs nationwide. Leadership, teamwork, preparation, initiative and effort are life skills echoed repeatedly throughout our curriculum. They are also the skills we foster and empower in all of our employees.  Our company culture is youthful, hard-working, fun, and innovative.  Change lives, not print cartridges -- join our team!

For more information and a list of our open positions please visit:

Erica Guyton (HR Manager)
202.625.1921 / ext. 114

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Ramapo for Children - Summer Staff

Summer staff at Camp Ramapo have an unmatched opportunity to work with children and teens with social, emotional, and learning challenges. Summer staff members receive the same state-of-the-art training that Ramapo provides to teachers and other youth-service professionals already working in the field.Students can gain up to 9 hours of course credit by taking Ramapo’s on-site college course through the National College Credit Recommendation Service. Camp Ramapo also has a one-to-one staff-to-camper ratio that not only helps children who need more supervision and support, but also provides staff members with the intensive, hands-on experience that they need to grow professionally.

Location: Rhinebeck, NY

For more information, visit the summer staff section of our website or contact


The Student Conservation Association (SCA)

The Student Conservation Association (SCA) provides college and high school-aged members with hands-on conservation service opportunities in virtually every field imaginable, from tracking grizzlies through the Tetons to restoring desert ecosystems and teaching environmental education at Washington, D.C.’s Urban Tree House. We are truly building the next generation of conservation leaders.

For more general information on the wide array of opportunities available with the SCA please visit: More About The SCA

For detailed descriptions of open leadership positions, compensation and how to apply please visit: Current Field Leader Opportunities

For detailed descriptions of our open internship positions, compensation and how to apply please visit: Browse Open Internships

Questions? Email:



ThinkImpact is a global social enterprise that runs the Innovation Institute in Ghana, Rwanda, Kenya, and South Africa, providing college students and young professionals the premier immersion program to train the next generation of social entrepreneurs. ThinkImpact is currently seeking top graduate students and young professionals for the position of Advisor. Advisors lead a small group of 6 scholars through the Innovation Institute curriculum, inspiring them to embrace the challenges of catalyzing innovative thinking, and supporting them throughout their time in rural Africa.

For more information: Click here to view the ThinkImpact website.


BEA Institute

BEA aims to change the world by fostering “Global Citizens” through developing leadership, communication skills, and an international personal network for young leaders around the world. BEA nurtures student leadership abilities by providing access to world-renowned university professors in post-conflict and relevant geographical locations. BEA motivates students to become lifelong learners to unleash their potential to become presidents, CEO’s and national relevant change-makers in their respective country.

To learn more about studying in Costa Rica, Cape Town, South Africa, or Johannesburg, South Africa, click here.


Children's Defense Fund 

The CDF Freedom Schools® program seeks to build strong, literate, and empowered children prepared to make a difference in themselves, their families, communities, nation and world today. By providing summer and after-school reading enrichment for children who might otherwise not have access to books, the CDF Freedom Schools program plays a much needed role in helping to curb summer learning loss and close achievement gaps – and is a key part of CDF’s work to ensure a level playing field for all children. 

Learn more about teaching summer programming in schools located across 29 states.


Generation Teach

Teach summer school in Denver or Boston.  The website says it all.  

Summer Discovery

Since 1966 thousands of teenagers have joined Summer Discovery pre-college enrichment programs, Discovery Internships high school internship programs, or Jr. Discovery middle school enrichment programs. Last summer our enrollment included students from 43 states and over 60 countries.

We are looking for dedicated, hard-working, open-minded people who have an abundance of energy and a desire to mentor / educate and supervise teenagers during the summer. Our programs range from 3-7 weeks, beginning in mid-June to early July, and ending in late July to mid-August. 

Learn more about opportunities to work with Summer Discovery.

Work Outside, Play Outside! Avid4 Adventure is Hiring Summer Day Camp Instructors!  
Avid4 Adventure (, voted one of Outside Magazine’s 2015 Best Places to Work, is currently hiring for the summer season. We are seeking applicants that have a passion for kids and experience in some or all of the following activities: hiking, biking, rock climbing, paddling, and outdoor education. The ideal candidates are ready to inspire youth to live an active, outdoor lifestyle and have a summer full of fun!
Why Avid4 Adventure? We want Avid4 Adventure to be the best job you've ever had! Working with Avid4 Adventure, you will instruct budding outdoor adventurers AND become part of an incredible team of outdoor enthusiasts. Also, we offer great perks that help our staff keep the outdoors always at their fingertips. Learn more about why staff love working with Avid4 Adventure.  We have camp locations throughout the Bay Area, CA – in Mill Valley, Oakland, Palo Alto and Saratoga.

Ready to inspire, be inspired, work hard, and have fun? 
Check out all available positions and our competitive pay scale at our 
Avid4 Adventure Jobs page.  From there, you can click through to our Online Application.  Still need more information?  Email

Building Educated Leaders for Life

BELL (Building Educated Leaders for Life) seeks to transform the academic achievements, self-confidence and life trajectories of children and youth (grades K-8) from under-resourced communities by partnering with school and community organizations to deliver high quality summer learning programs. Research shows that expanding learning time – particularly in the summer – is one of the most effective strategies for boosting student achievement and eliminating opportunity and achievement gaps.

BELL is looking for Assistant Teachers for BELL Summer – a five-week summer learning experience that equips Scholars with the hard skills and positive growth mindset needed to return to school in the fall, prepared and motivated to excel. The Assistant Teacher is assigned to a group of 20 Scholars for the duration of the summer program and assists the Academic Teacher and Enrichment Teacher in daily academic and enrichment instruction. Please click here for more information or visit the BELL website.