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.

  • AmeriCorps:

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 which 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 fund-raising.