Who do you want to be this summer?

A summer Teaching Fellowship at Breakthrough Cincinnati is a win-win. You can impact the future success of middle school students while you explore your own future opportunities.


Breakthrough Cincinnati is looking for 56 hard-working college undergraduates from all academic backgrounds to join our community this summer. Teaching Fellows have a deep commitment to social justice and passion for working with middle-school students.


Past Teaching Fellows say that Breakthrough Cincinnati simply “becomes a part of you” and the
benefits are endless. You will:

  • Cultivate the professional skills that will set you apart from the rest.
  • Experience a sense of belonging that has you thinking “these are my people.”
  • Be responsible for the life-changing learning that takes place in your very own classroom.
  • Know you are making a difference when you see a student solve a challenging problem.
  • Draw out your inner leader as you oversee special projects and make key program decisions.
  • Work with a diverse team of people who care as much as you do about making a difference for youth.


Teaching Fellows make a nine-week commitment to the program, which consists of two weeks of training, six weeks of teaching, and one week of evaluation.

You will:

  • Create lesson plans for one core course (i.e., math, science, history, or English) and an academic elective (e.g., foreign language, dance, art).
  • Lead your own classroom.
  • Learn and practice classroom management and instructional strategies and receive feedback from professional teachers.
  • Work on a team to plan and lead special events.

Time Commitment

June 11 - August 9, Monday through Friday

Saturday, August 4

Want to Apply?

Breakthrough Cincinnati is affiliated with the national Breakthrough Collaborative. The Collaborative is the starting point for all Teaching Fellow applications. You will have the opportunity to select Breakthrough Cincinnati as your preferred location during the application process.

To be eligible to apply, you must currently be a junior or senior in high school or a college undergraduate. Non-U.S. citizens are eligible to apply if they are authorized to work in the U.S.

Apply by February 22, 2018!