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Apply to STF

Apply to STF


As an equal opportunity employer, we hire all Summer Teaching Fellows without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or disability. The strongest STF candidates exhibit the following traits:

  • Strong interest in teaching in urban environments after college and interest in pursuing a full-time role with Uncommon upon graduation.
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice and urban education reform.
  • Evidence of openness to feedback, grit, and strong work ethic.
  • High degree of self-reflection and professionalism.
  • Desire to learn from others and work in collaborative environments.


The minimum program requirements are as follows:

  • Undergraduate college junior expected to graduate in December 2019 or Spring 2020 (Candidates graduating in December 2020 or in year three of a five-year undergraduate/Master’s program are NOT eligible to apply for STF 2019 and are encouraged to apply for our 2020 cohort. Candidates who are studying abroad in the spring may be ineligible to apply. For more info, please see our FAQs.)
  • Eligible to work in the United States
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0
  • Full availability from May 27th to August 2nd, 2019


How to apply:

If you satisfy all of the program requirements above and are eligible for our 2019 cohort, follow the steps below to apply today!

  1. Click here for a list of all Uncommon job openings.
    • Scroll to “Summer Teaching Fellowship” and click on the title. You will be taken to the STF job description.
    • After thoroughly reading the STF job description and ensuring you are eligible to apply for summer 2019, click the link at the bottom of the page that says “Apply for the Summer Teaching Fellowship”.
    • Follow the steps to create a log in.
  2. Upload your resume. Your resume is the first thing we will read to learn more about you. First impressions speak volumes. Please ensure that your resume is up-to-date, accurate, and has been proofread. A general guideline for length is no more than 1-2 pages. We look for candidates who are hard-working, collaborative, and self-reflective. If you are not familiar with resume writing, please click here for great tips, or visit your campus’s career center.
  3. Answer all required questions on the application. Please be thoughtful about your answers to the short essay questions on the application. Try your best to give us a sense of who you really are, what sets you apart, and why you want to be a part of the Summer Teaching Fellowship.
  4. Proofread and submit!