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Summer Opportunities

Work at BTSB this Summer!

During the summer there are two opportunities for getting involved with BTSB:

  1. Teaching Fellowship (available to HS Seniors and College Students Only)

  2. Instructional Coaching (available to professional classroom teachers)

Summer Teaching Fellowship:

Breakthrough Summerbridge utilizes a combination of experienced, professional teachers and talented high school and college students to prepare and inspire our middle school participants. 

Our summer faculty (high school and college students) come from all over the country to teach. They are provided with intensive training and are supported through regular observations and conferences with their instructional coach. All of our teachers serve our BTSB students as educators, role models, and advisors. At BTSB, we are committed to inspiring the next generation of teachers and providing them with the necessary tools to thrive in this profession.

Who Can Apply to be a Teaching Fellow?

High school seniors and college students may apply to teach at Breakthrough Summerbridge. Applicants should be willing to commit to an eight-week program, including 1.5 weeks of training, six weeks of teaching, and one week of wrap-up. Each summer, Breakthrough Summerbridge selects  teachers who demonstrate dedication, energy, organization, and leadership skills and display the desire to work with middle school students. With over 90% students of color, Breakthrough Summerbridge seeks teachers from diverse backgrounds who want to work in a diverse and inclusive community. 

Please visit the Breakthrough Collaborative for more information and to apply to teach. Teaching fellow applicants may apply to three affiliates across the country. Click on “Summerbridge San Francisco” to apply to our site.

Instructional Coaching:

Instructional Coaches are experienced and successful professional educators who provide content-specific support and mentoring for Breakthrough Summerbridge's Teaching Fellow by:

  • Leading and/or participate in professional development meetings, grade-level Professional Learning Community (PLCs);

  • Observing classes;

  • Evaluating lesson plans;

  • Meeting frequently with individual Teaching Fellows regarding their on-going work.

  • Engaging fully in the Breakthrough Summerbridge San Francisco community;


To find out more, please fill out this form and our Director of Programming and Instruction will contact you. 

Apply to be a Teaching Fellow Now!