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Teaching Internship (Aug 2021 - June 2022)

Company: Great Oaks Foundation
Location: Meriden
Posted on: September 6, 2021

Job Description:


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Great Oaks AmeriCorps Fellow

Achievement First Full-time Placement

In partnership with AmeriCorps

We are seeking team-oriented, student-centered, service-minded individuals who share the belief that all students deserve a high-quality education. Great Oaks (GO) Americorps Fellows, placed at Achievement First,  gain valuable professional and personal experience and acquire skills in civic-engagement, teamwork and leadership during the service term. The ideal candidate for the GO AmeriCorps Fellowship at Achievement First is a recent college graduate who is passionate about service and working with youth. GO AmeriCorps Fellows serve in Hartford, New Haven, and Bridgeport Connecticut.

Position Summary

As members of the GO AmeriCorps Fellowship, Fellows are directly responsible for providing individualized instruction, mentorship, and enrichment opportunities to several small groups of middle or high school students each day in a full-time AmeriCorps service position. Fellows serve Monday-Friday and some weekends- an average service day lasting 10 hours. 

The Great Oaks Foundation has partnered with Achievement First to provide placement opportunities for GO Americorps Fellows to serve students in need of support through high dose tutoring and mentoring.  GOF Fellows will support students in grades 5-8 in Achievement First’s Hartford, New Haven, and Bridgeport middle schools.

Key Responsibilities

Instruct for Mastery- Fellows deliver individualized small-group instruction to students in math and/or English Language Arts for an average of four (45 minute) periods a day, and provide in-class or curriculum support. 

Mentor for Leadership- Fellows support students’ social emotional growth in small mentor groups. Fellows cultivate relationships with families through weekly communication, ensuring open conversations about student progress. 

Develop a Community- Fellows support the development of an enriching school environment by being present during arrival, dismissal, lunch and transition of students as well as school and community-based events. Fellows lead and support after-school programming. 


Fellows are provided a modest living stipend, a local housing allowance, and access to food and health benefits. Fellows will be eligible for an AmeriCorps Segal Education Award upon successful completion of the service term in good standing. 


  • Earned Bachelor’s degree before October 1, 2021
  • Citizenship or legal Permanent Residency status in the United States (AmeriCorps requirement)
  • Served no more than three previous AmeriCorps service terms (AmeriCorps State & National requirement)

General Information

This AmeriCorps service role will start October 2021 and run through June 2022. GO Fellow positions are available in Hartford, New Haven, and Bridgeport Connecticut.

Application Process:

  • From the date of your application, you can expect to receive notice within a week regarding your eligibility
  • Qualified candidates will be sent an email requesting completion of a Spark Hire One-way Interview (this email may end up in spam/ junk folder) Should you move on in the process, you will be scheduled for a final interview and work product evaluation with one of our five locations

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Keywords: Great Oaks Foundation, Meriden , Teaching Internship (Aug 2021 - June 2022), Other , Meriden, Connecticut

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