Breakthrough Miami

by justineh

PICS Organization Name
Breakthrough Miami


Miami, Florida

Weekly Stipend

Public Transportation

Housing Provided
Yes (cost: $600)

Former Interns
Devin Kilpatrick '19 & Maya Aronoff '19, Heavyn Jennings '20

Organization Description
Breakthrough Miami provides an academic enrichment program that uses a student-teaching-students model to ensure that motivated, under-resourced middle-school students have access to excellent high-school opportunities, graduate from high school on time, and attend college.

Internship Description
Intern will be responsible for teaching middle or high school students in the 4 major core subjects for 6 weeks.  There will be a Instructional Coach assigned to each intern to assist them through the lesson planning and instructional process.  They will also plan events for students throughout the summer like field trips, field days, etc.

Internship Qualifications

  • GPA: 2.5 minimum, all majors welcome
  • Willingness to learn
  • Love working with students
  • Experience working with youth is desirable, but not necessary

Expected Start Time
8:00 am

Expected End Time
5:00 pm

Required Dates
6/9/18 - 8/4/18

Internship Length
8 Weeks

Meets Certificate Requirement

Additional Info

  • Housing available to student for $600
  • Background check and drug screening required, but will be provided by organization. 

Evaluation Excerpt

My best work experience this summer was my fifth week of teaching classes, when all that I had been working on with the students came together. As I reviewed submissions of an essay assignment I had given to the class, I was amazed at how much progress these students had made in five weeks.
—Devin Kilpatrick '19 

The strengths of the project are the goals it has to educate young scholars and close the opportunity gap. The resources these kids get by attending this program are incredible. It's an AMAZING organization that does real, impactful work. 
—Maya Aronoff '19

My best work experience was my fifth day of teaching when I taught the scholars addition of subtraction of Fractions. It went by smoothly and the scholars were thoroughly engaged and wanted to do more complex problems. 
—Heavyn Jennings '20

To see whether this internship is still accepting applications for 2018, please check the Second Round page.


To read evaluations written by former interns, please contact the
Student Program