internships at Btny

Instructional Coach

In order to ensure the successful instruction and management of our Teaching Fellows, Breakthrough hires an Instructional Coach in each academic discipline (literature, math, science, and writing) to oversee a department of 6 TFs.  Instructional Coaches are experienced and successful professional teachers who provide support, training and feedback to Teaching Fellows throughout the nine-week summer program and engage fully in the Breakthrough New York community.  Exemplary Instructional Coaches are experts in their specific content areas, able to guide TFs through effective planning and execution, and always hold both TFs and students to the highest expectations.  

This role was designed to support classroom teachers who are interested in developing skills as instructional leaders.  The role includes targeted professional development for the Instructional Coaches as well, who receive structured feedback about their leadership performance throughout the summer from their site’s coordinator and the Middle School Director.  Responsibilities are commensurate with that of a school-year administrator, and this experience will benefit high-performing teachers looking to further expand their own skill set. Past participants have gone on to become Academic Deans and Instructional Coaches in full-time school settings.    


As a College Access Mentor you will guide the success of 12th grades students by supporting them through their college and financial aid application processes.

High School Mentor

As a High School Mentor you will guide the success of high school students by supporting them through a year of high school and ultimately preparing them to apply to a competitive four-year college.


As a Test Prep Mentor you will guide the success of our high school juniors on standardized tests by facilitating weekly test prep classes and ultimately readying them for matriculation to a competitive four-year college.