Each year, scores of college students interested in education and equality for all apply for positions with Teach For America in the hopes of being accepted and working with students in low-income communities. It's both heartwarming and admirable. Still, while those doing so deserve loads of respect, one can't but help thinking that, as selfless as these people are...as "good for humanity" as their work is...that they could be doing, I don't know, more for society? I think you know what I'm getting at, if you know that what I'm getting at is that they should be rolling up their sleeves and working for Goldman Sachs and really making a difference.
Luckily, GS is on the same page.
From: Human Capital Management
Date: Fri, Oct 22, 2010 at 6:36 PM
Subject: Teach for America-Goldman Sachs Summer Internship Program
We are pleased to announce the launch of a new partnership between Goldman Sachs and Teach for America, the Teach for America-Goldman Sachs Summer Internship Program. Through this program, Goldman Sachs will offer up to twenty paid summer internships to eligible TFA applicants. The internship with Goldman Sachs takes place between the first and second years of teaching, as part of the summer 2012 internship program.
We look forward to sharing this opportunity with your graduating seniors and appreciate your help marketing this important diversity initiative. If you have any questions please reach out directly to Julie Mantilla, Campus Diversity Recruiting.
The cynical assholes of the group will surely suggest that this is a plot for GS to "plant" recent graduates in the nation's schools, where they'll teach the youth about the merits of investing in the lower grade tranches of synthetic CDOs, with lesson plans created by Lloyd and Gary Cohn. Go ahead. You don't get that this is what the big man wants.
TFA Goldman Internship [PDF]