Summer Teaching Fellows

Breakthrough Houston is looking for talented individuals who are interested in teaching high-achieving, motivated middle school students from underserved families in the Greater Houston area. As a Breakthrough Houston teacher, you will teach classes of approximately ten students, work with a qualified Instructional Coach to make sure you know the ropes, and experience what it is like to be at the front of a classroom.

This is one of the best ways to decide if teaching is for you! The Princeton Review has ranked Breakthrough as a Top Ten summer internship (along with working at the White House and working at MTV). Teach for America has noted that former Breakthrough teachers are accepted to TFA at a much higher rate than regular applicants. Breakthrough Teaching Fellows make friendships that will last a lifetime.

The base salary for a Breakthrough Houston summer teacher is $2,300 + a $1,600 Americorps Education Award.

If you don’t have a place to live in Houston, homestays are available upon request (only if program is held in person).

Click here for the Summer 2021 Application

“I love working at Breakthrough. I’ve never had a harder summer, but I’ve also never gotten to see students learn to write before my eyes. Working in a classroom was energizing for me, and I know I want to do this for years to come.”


Sarah Yockey, BTH Teaching Fellow ’14, ’15, ‘16; Mentor and Instructional Coach ‘18

Breakthrough Houston is a proud AmeriCorps program.