Teaching Fellows & Mentors


Breakthrough New York hires Teaching Fellows, mentors, and interns to work closely with students and further its mission. See below for an overview of our positions, or apply to an open role.

The Power of Near-Peer Relationships

Students are more likely to succeed when they have a mentor who is close in age and shares their background. Breakthrough New York uses a students-teaching-students model, in which over 150 college students and young professionals serve as teachers, mentors, and application coaches.

College students gain direct teaching experience and build meaningful relationships with students. Many Teaching Fellows and mentors go on to pursue careers in education.

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Teaching Opportunities

Summer Teaching Fellows

Teach a reading, writing, social studies, or science class during our 5-week summer program. Receive coaching from a NYC public school teacher, and join a national corps of Teaching Fellows. [8-Week Fellowship; $3,000 Stipend]

Learn more about the largest pre-professional teacher residency through the Breakthrough Collaborative.

Afterschool Teaching Assistants

Teach a writing, civics, or high school options course during our bi-weekly afterschool program in Manhattan, Brooklyn, or the Bronx.  [Fall or Spring semester; $15/hr]

Summer Instructional Coaches

Instructional Coaches are experienced teachers who provide support, training, and feedback to undergraduate Teaching Fellows. [Summer, $24-27/hour]

Mentoring Opportunities

High School Placement Assistant

Provide individualized support to 8th grade students and their families as they apply to competitive public and independent high schools. [Fall semester; $15/hr]

High School Mentor

Teach Saturday college preparation classes, and guide a cohort of high school students through their college applications. [Academic year; $15-$16.50/hr]

College Coach

Mentor a college student to achieve their academic, career, financial, and wellness goals. [Academic year; volunteer role]

Operations Opportunities

Summer Operations Assistant

Manage the site logistics for the summer program at the Manhattan, Brooklyn, or Bronx site [6 weeks; $15/hr]

Middle School Program Assistant

Manage the site logistics for our middle school afterschool program in Manhattan, Brooklyn, or the Bronx [Fall or Spring semester; $15/hr]

High School “Super Saturday” Assistant

Manage the site logistics of our high school “Super Saturday” program at our partner school in Manhattan. [Academic year; $15/hr]

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