Internship-Style Work After Graduation
Alternative work options after graduation.
Teach for America
A network of recent college graduates who dedicate two years to teaching under-resourced schools; locations include the Mississippi Delta, Baltimore, the Bay Area, North Carolina, Phoenix, Rio Grande Valley, rural Louisiana, and Washington DC; teachers are recent college graduates in fields other than education. Teachers can work in schools from the elementary to the high school level. They begin after attending a summer institute and commit to two years of teaching.
The domestic version of the Peace Corps. Members can choose to be placed anywhere in the US. The commitment is for one year, which includes a monthly stipend, health insurance, student loan deferral, and assistance with housing.
State Public Interest Research Groups
There are openings for program associate positions that are designed to give self-directed college graduates the opportunity to assume a high level of responsibility within the public interest movement. The job requires a two-year commitment and outstanding written and oral skills, and it includes lobbying, research, field organizing, media relations, political writing, and fundraising.