Breakthrough Miami

Breakthrough Miami provides an award-winning, eight-year, tuition-free academic enrichment program that uses a students-teaching-students model to make that vision a reality. We serve 1,300 high-potential, 5th through 12th grade students from across the county in our six-week Summer Institute and school-year programs, which take place on the campuses of top independent schools and at the University of Miami. We engage outstanding high-school seniors and college students in a summer teaching fellowship that has been rated by The Princeton Review as a top-10 service learning experience.


Miami, FL

Internship Description

All of the following duties and responsibilities are essential position functions, though some Teaching Fellows may have a greater responsibility for some of the functions listed. The list is not all inclusive and individuals may be asked to perform other position-related duties as requested by their Breakthrough Miami supervisors.

  • Act as a role model to Breakthrough Miami scholars
  • Provide academic support services to scholars under the direction of Breakthrough staff at designated Breakthrough Miami sites
  • Deliver Breakthrough Miami’s academic curriculum in a small-group setting during the Summer Institute
  • Mentor scholars on the skills and strategies needed for success in school, including organization, time management, homework completion, and study habits
  • Work closely with assigned Breakthrough Miami site director on assigned scholar roster.
  • Aid in the planning and implementation of Breakthrough’s summer programming
  • Participate actively in all training, professional development, civic reflection, and service activities
  • Reporting requirements include weekly timesheets and monthly data reporting.

# of weeks

Required Dates

Start Time

End Time

Public Transit



8 June 11 - Aug 5, 2022 8:00am 5:00pm Yes Yes. Cost = $500 for the 8-week period In person

Housing Information

Breakthrough Miami offers housing for interns at a cost of $500 for the 8-week internship duration. Payment arrangements will be discussed upon candidate's acceptance of internship offer. 

Internship Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • Effective communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to follow through with assigned tasks and responsibilities
  • Flexibility and openness to changing roles
  • Ability to work cooperatively on a team and be an active team member
  • Respond well to constructive criticism and input on how to improve performance
  • Effective academic support and mentoring skills
  • Willingness to learn and to attend all AmeriCorps trainings and meetings
  • Commitment to working with youth and to community service
  • Ability to manage several concurrent issues and solve problems effectively
  • Ability to complete paperwork accurately and meet deadlines
  • Bilingual (Spanish or Haitian Creole) strongly preferred
  • Ability to relate to people from diverse backgrounds

Writing Sample

  • None

Special Requirements

  • Background check
  • Drug screening
  • CPR training required, but will be covered by organization.
  • Pre-work is required which consists of completing online training modules prior to the start date.
  • Interns will need to complete our national application at