Each year, we mobilize a team of talented and driven Teaching Fellows to provide programming to over 5,000 students in 6 states across the country.

Become a Teaching Fellow and join our efforts in helping all children to discover and achieve their dreams. As a result, the National Teaching Fellowship is demanding, and so is the application process.

+ STEP 1: ONLINE APPLICATION

Part 1

  • Submit your contact information, academic history and leadership experience.
  • Upload your resume (one page, PDF format strongly recommended)
  • Rank your top region(s) of preference
  • Indicate your experience serving with AmeriCorps in the past. Candidates who have completed two years or less of national service are eligible to serve with us.

Part 2:

  • Complete a short essay question, 300 words or less.
  • Provide 3 professional or academic references.

+ STEP 2: PHONE INTERVIEW (30 - 45 MINUTES)

  • Remember! Complete the VIA Strengths Assessment before your interview.
  • Be prepared! We want to learn about your VIA strengths results, your previous experience, and interest in Citizen Schools.
  • Ask questions! This is a great opportunity to learn first hand about Citizen Schools and our program.

+ STEP 3: FINAL INTERVIEW (60 MINUTES) - IN-PERSON OR VIRTUAL

  • Before the interview: You will have the opportunity to complete a homework assignment asking you to finalize a math lesson plan. You will then teach the lesson during your interview.
  • During the interview: You will speak about your experiences and share your response to a few real life scenarios.
  • After the interview: Final interviews are facilitated by regional staff, take advantage of their first hand experience by asking questions.

+ STEP 4. FINAL CANDIDACY REVIEW

Candidates who are recommended for admittance, will be extended a preliminary offer to join the National Teaching Fellowship. The offer will not become formal until we have received:

  • A completed criminal background check (performed by Citizen Schools)
  • Official Transcript(s)
  • 2 Professional and 1 Personal Recommendation(s) (who you have known for 2+ years)

Please remember that you can contact us by phone at 888-364-7734 (option 1) with questions, or to discuss the status of your application at any time.