Education Opportunities and Careers

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Try volunteering, interning, or working for any of the following organizations on or off campus. See Education Program advisers for additional opportunities and to explore your interests, as many do research in or are on the boards of the following organizations.

Waltham Area and Brandeis-Affiliated Organizations

Brandeis’ service learning program with outreach in Waltham and the Greater Boston Area.

Boston Urban Teaching Fellows

Boston Urban Teaching Fellows is a two- week immersive experience in Boston Public Schools in early January in which undergraduates from area liberal arts colleges are mentored by a Boston Teachers Residency (BTR) alumni. Interns learn about teaching in urban public schools, explore Boston and commune with peers to share their experiences.

WATCH works towards a more just community in the Waltham area by promoting affordable housing, providing adult education and leadership development, and empowering underrepresented residents through civic engagement.

Waltham Public Schools’ affiliated adult language learning program and free pre-K.

Programming and community partnerships in schools, nonprofits and other local organizations. 

The Hiatt Career Center assists students and alumni in developing the skills to transform their unique backgrounds, liberal arts education and experiential learning into meaningful professional futures and relationships.

Education Career, Internship, Fellowship and Volunteer Resources provides links to online job fairs.

Idealist provides information on career and graduate school fairs.

CareerEco Virtual Career Fairs hosts online fairs.

Qualified, committed undergraduates work in several cities nationwide with underserved middle school students who want to go to college.

Serving Northeast urban settings a junior-year teacher preparation for college juniors of color who want to teach in urban contexts.

Teaching hands-on, interactive science in after-school classes, summer and vacation camps and special events for grades Pre-K-6.

Citizen Schools Teaching Fellows serve as AmeriCorps members for two years in public middle schools that have added time to their school day.

Offers fellowships for secondary school (grades 7-12) teachers or teachers-in-training of US history, government, or social studies.

A one-year urban education fellowship program to teach in a charter school context.

General internships in museum education.

The School Volunteers Program for academic mentors with students in grades K-12 in Boston Public Schools and other BPS initiatives.

The School Volunteers Program for academic mentors with students in grades K-12 in Cambridge Public Schools and other CPS initiatives.

Citizen teacher volunteers for 90 minutes a week over 10 weeks turn kids into young scientists, architects, lawyers, business owners, or cooks.

Not-for-profit foundation implements programs that prepare underserved students for educational opportunities leading to college.

Early Childhood Education

The Lemberg Children’s Center located on campus offers opportunities to work with children and practice much of what is discussed in the education program. Additionally, working there with children ages 2 months to 6 years can lead to receiving MA state certification for teaching young children.

The Lemberg Children’s Center has opportunities for those interested in early education health care policies, employment practices, legal compliance, and private school and nonprofit management.

Inspired by the late Brandeis Professors Gunnar and Rosemary Dybwad, global leaders in Education for All, the center has internships with students in early intervention, speech and communication disorders, sensory processing needs as well as behavioral approaches for supporting diverse educational needs. Contact Howie Baker for complete information.

A joint program with the Brandeis Environmental Studies Program, the Lemberg Children’s Center offers school-year and summer opportunities to work with children and adults in environmental education and organic gardening.

Lemberg Children’s Center Milender Research in Music and Learning

A joint program with the Brandeis Department of Psychology’s Child Development Program in which interns participate in research with young children and use the Thinking in Music curriculum for scaffolding children’s attention, mathematical abilities, storytelling and creativity. Contact Howie Baker or Teresa Von Mitchell.

Teaching Job Search

You should begin your formal job search in January, at the start of spring semester. The Teacher Education Program also provides:

New England and Northeast

Free Internet job-search service for teachers seeking jobs in New England and nationwide.

Links to seventeen suburban Boston school district job listings. 

A resource to be consulted several times a week. Job postings, job fairs and more in field of K-12 education. Interested in other major U.S. cities? Check their online newspapers for similar sites.

Online BPS Career Center lets candidates create an online profile, search for jobs. Links to BPS recruiting events, administrative, teaching, and substitute teaching information.

Find information and links to careers in charter public schools in the commonwealth.

Consortium of eastern Massachusetts public school systems whose mission is to locate outstanding candidates of color for teaching, administrative, and support positions in member schools.

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Search for jobs and see job search advice on the Careers in Education website.

Select the “Employment” link.

Network of 17 urban charter schools in Connecticut and New York serving 4500 children in grades K-12. Search academic year teaching and leadership positions.

Network of 42 urban college preparatory public charter schools in New York city and state, Camden, NJ, and Boston. Applicants for teaching positions need two years experience in urban public or charter school; BA required, MA preferred. See Job Board for current list of positions.

View and apply for teaching jobs in 200 school districts in New York state (BOCES) using the free online Application System.

The largest school system in the United States.

Mid-Atlantic and Southeast

Job listings for District of Columbia, Virginia and Maryland.

Sponsored by Virginia Department of Education to recruit teachers in high-need subject areas for more than 50 divisions throughout the state.

A free service for teachers: placement service for private and independent schools throughout the South.

Search for jobs and for job fairs.

Southwest and West

Partnerships to Uplift Communities (PUC) Schools are non-profit charter schools working to improve college entrance and graduation rates for underserved students in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley.

Placement service for teachers and administrators interested in California independent, private and charter schools.

National Education Career Resources

Educational recruitment firm for teachers and administrators interested in private, independent schools nationwide.

National resource organization assisting schools and organizations in recruitment of diverse teachers.  Job postings and career fairs around the country and online.

Select the “Job Seekers” link.

Search the public charter schools job board which has listings from around the country. provides education-related job search information with non-profits and government agencies across the United States.

An online Clearinghouse for Jewish Communal Jobs, including teaching in Jewish Day Schools. Search by job group, type of organization, or state. International jobs, too.

Search for jobs, state-certification information, job fairs and other education-related events.

A recommended site for teaching jobs and job-related information. provides job search by states and by type of job.

Diversity Recruitment Partners in Education (formerly Teachers of Color) lists openings from around the U.S. in public and charter schools. Also see School Diversity Profiles from more than 70 schools and districts.

A free resource for those interested in entering K-12 teaching. Candidates can search for jobs throughout the United States, post their profiles and resumes for member school districts to review and utilize TN’s teacher tools. All services are available to teaching candidates free of charge.

As many as 1,900 school systems post positions for teachers and other education personnel.

Education Week’s online career community with education job postings as well as teacher certification and salary information for the 50 states. culls job postings from a wide range of sources for all 50 states and DC.


Non-profit committed to matching the best educators with the best international schools around the world.

Contacts for elementary and secondary school teaching positions with US government and other international schools (PDF).

Search educational employment opportunities throughout North America and abroad.

Recruiting fairs for teaching abroad