The Teach For Cambodia Fellowship is a 2-year full-time, fully-funded leadership development program for highly motivated Cambodians to unleash their professional and leadership potential while committing to full-time teaching in the classroom. Teach For Cambodia Fellows are placed in low-resourced public schools and are supported for two years with intensive training and support to grow their leadership and impact.
You are eligible to apply if you are a university graduate, young professional, or existing teacher (civil servant). We seek individuals from diverse backgrounds and majors (you do not have to be an education major!). We look for committed and motivated leaders with a growth mindset and leadership potential and skills. You are not required to have teaching experience when applying to the fellowship program.
If you are selected as a fellow, you will be trained at our residential 5-week Intensive Training to prepare you for the classroom. It doesn't stop there; you will be supported throughout the 2-year fellowship program by coaches and mentors to ensure you can lead your classroom and have a positive impact on your students.
The stakes are extremely high for Cambodia’s primary and secondary education system given that two-thirds of the country’s population is under the age of 30. The role that you play as a classroom teacher is as important and urgent as the role you can play as long-term leaders and advocates for expanded educational opportunities for all.
Leading a Classroom: Teaching with Passion and Commitment
As a classroom leader, you have the unique opportunity to influence the future of our children and the future of Cambodia. Your role is to set bold and measurable goals for your students and work in partnership with them, your colleagues, parents and community members to reach these goals. We support and train you so that you can equip your students with the academic and character skills needed to achieve in the 21st century.
A Transformational Journey
Your leadership journey at Teach For Cambodia is one of significant learning, overcoming tremendous challenges and becoming a better person. It is a journey of discovering your strengths, living with core values, and taking on responsibilities that are larger than yourself. You will tackle real-world problems that will shape you into strong leaders. You will develop the skills and meaningful relationships needed to be successful in life after the fellowship. For many of our fellows, this journey is life-changing.
Long-Term Leadership and Advocacy
The two-year fellowship is just the beginning. We will continue to support and work with you as an alumni for a lifetime. You will leverage your Teach For Cambodia experiences to contribute in education, government, social innovation, social enterprises, corporate responsibility, and other sectors. You join a community of leaders dedicated to solving educational inequity and achieving excellence for all, helping to fuel social and economic progress in Cambodia.