Making a Difference after Carleton:
Alternatives to the Traditional Workforce
This document includes a selection of the many post-graduation opportunities that are available to Carleton students. To
learn about more opportunities, see “Further Resources” at the end of this document.
SERVICE & SOCIAL JUSTICE PROGRAMS
AmeriCorps is a domestic service organization that places corps members in community service positions all around the country. Corps members
focus on a specific issue such as education, public safety, health or the environment, and they work on bettering this issue within the community
they are serving. Corps members serve in this position for ten months to one year.
Deadlines are rolling
Some programs have unique requirements in relation to experience including experience such as specific skills or related experience
Corps members receive a modest living allowance
Some programs provide housing
Some assignments also provide healthcare
City Year http://www.cityyear.org/
City year is a service program that places members primarily in educational and youth programs in cities across the US for one year. The program
places a large emphasis on working with youth in at-risk communities. Besides primarily working with youth, members also might participate in
community service projects (such as rebuild) within the areas they are serving.
Be between the ages of 17 and 24
Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident
Be ready to dedicate 10 months to full-time service
Be a high school graduate or GED recipient or agree to work toward high school equivalency while serving at City Year
Have served no more than 2 terms in another AmeriCorps, NCCC, or VISTA program
Agree to a background or security check
Educational Stipend ($4,725)
Federal Student Loan Deferment
Public Allies http://www.publicallies.org/
An AmeriCorps program that places allies in community development NGOs serving for four days a week for 10 months at local nonprofits, where
they create, improve and expand services that address issues including youth development, education, public health, economic development, and
the environment. Once a week, allies participate in a rigorous leadership development program in which local community leaders and expert
practitioners lead workshops.
Looks for diverse participants
Individuals must be between ages 18 and 30
Have at least a high school diploma or GED
Committed to making a difference
Public Allies values commitment and leadership potential more than educational background or relevant work history
Allies are AmeriCorps members and are therefore paid a stipend between $1,250 and $1,800 a month (depending on the community)
Interest-free student loan deferments
$4,725 educational award applicable to loans
Career support network
Wellstone Fellowship for Social Justice http://www.familiesusa.org/about/wellstone-fellowship.html
The Wellstone Fellowship for Social Justice is designed to foster the advancement of social justice through participation in health care advocacy work
that focuses on the unique challenges facing many low-income and minority communities. The Wellstone Fellow's primary responsibilities include
assisting in the organization of conferences and trainings for advocates and community leaders; drafting talking points, blogs, fact sheets, and other
publications; and developing content for the Families USA website and email lists. The fellow will learn about health reform implementation,
Medicaid, Medicare, health equity, and other important health policy issues. The Fellow will develop an understanding of the tactics and strategies
used in state-based consumer health advocacy organizations and will work directly with our network of state consumer health advocates and
Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States
Candidates from all academic backgrounds are encouraged to apply
The ideal candidate will exhibit a keen interest in and commitment to learning about health disparities, developing advocacy and
organizing skills, and understanding the complexities of the health care system in the United States
Academic, volunteer, and professional background should reflect applicant's dedication to social justice work and to the reduction of racial
and ethnic health disparities
Fellows receive a competitive salary (approximately $38,000)
Health care benefits
Echoing Green Fellowship http://www.echoinggreen.org/fellowship/echoing-green-fellowship
Echoing Green’s world-renowned two-year Fellowship program provides more than $2 million in seed funding to a diverse group of the world’s
most promising social entrepreneurs. Those selected receive funding to help launch new organizations; access to Echoing Green’s robust network;
leadership development opportunities; and one-to-one support and counseling. Through our two-year Echoing Green Fellowship program, we
provide start-up capital and technical assistance to help new leaders launch their organizations and build capacity of their social enterprise. We offer:
A stipend of $80,000 for individuals (or $90,000 for 2-person partnerships) paid in four equal installments over two years
A health insurance stipend
A yearly professional development stipend
Conferences led by organizational development experts
Access to technical support and pro bono partnerships to help grow your organization
A community of like-minded social entrepreneurs and public service leaders, including the Echoing Green network of nearly 500 alumni
working all over the world
FoodCorps recruits talented leaders for a year of paid public service building healthy school food environments in high-obesity, limited-resource
communities. FoodCorps service members implement a three-ingredient recipe for healthy kids: TEACH children about what healthy food is and
where it comes from; BUILD and tend school gardens; and BRING quality local food into public school cafeterias.
More than anything, FoodCorps is looking for candidates who really want to be FoodCorps service members. Successful FoodCorps service members
are people who have:
Passion for building a healthier future for schoolchildren
Commitment to working hard in order to make a difference
Demonstrated leadership ability
Motivation to serve full-time in a limited resource community
Perseverance in the face of challenges and creativity in finding solutions
Respect for diversity of opinion, experience, and background
Experience working in or studying food systems, agriculture, public health, education, community organizing, or public service
Desire to gain hands-in experience for their career
As a FoodCorps service member, you will be eligible to receive the following:
A $15,000 living allowance
A $5,550 AmeriCorps Segal Education Award
Student loan forbearance
You may also be eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as SNAP or Food Stamps, in your state of service
based on your total income.
Bon Appétit Management Company (BAMCO) Fellows Program
In 2009, Bon Appétit Management Company launched our fellows program to learn about labor practices throughout the entire supply chain. The
three fellows are recent college graduates who were sustainability champions on their campuses and represent the West Coast, Midwest, and East
Coast regions. They work directly with farmers around the country to assess overall sustainability and to gather information about the best practices
used on both small, owner-operated farms and conventional large-scale farms that currently supply products to Bon Appétit kitchens. Their
reporting will be used by Bon Appétit to determine how we can work with our long-time Farm to Fork small-operator partners and larger
conventional suppliers to ensure that the entire supply chain is as safe, efficient, and fair to farmers and farm workers as possible.
Bon Appétit’s fellows program allows us to involve young people in a way that invests in both these deserving graduates and the farmers who have
fed them throughout their college years. This work results in a deeper understanding of the issues facing farmers and suppliers, and helps Bon
Appétit define a viable approach to farm worker justice as the another link in the chain of sustainability from farm to table.
Teach for America http://www.teachforamerica.org/
Teach for America places recent college graduates in teaching positions in public schools across the country. Corps members teach grades K-12, in
all subjects. The mission of TFA is to reduce the educational gap among American students.
Must complete the program for a two year period
Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5
Must be a US citizen or permanent legal resident
Active involvement in their community
Ability to handle high-stress environments
Fully paid salaried position
Strong support network of other Corps members
Citizen Schools http://www.citizenschools.org/
Citizen Schools runs extended-learning day programs at disadvantaged middle schools in 7 states around the country. Every campus employs at
least two full-time AmeriCorps members called Teaching Fellows who serve for two years at their school. The Fellowship is a paid service program
that offers a diverse range of experiences to people of varied backgrounds who have high potential as educators and leaders in the non-profit sector.
Teaching Fellows (TFs) are essential to the success of the Citizen Schools' program. Each TF leads a group of approximately 18-23 students,
supporting their academic achievement through structured academic support and by facilitating hands-on, learning activities led by community
volunteers. The Citizen Schools' program offers TFs the opportunity to engage students in a diverse range of educational experiences and provides
leadership development support with the ultimate goal of preparing students for high school success, and enhanced college and career access.
A salary of $22,000
Citizen Schools pays for your flights to and from Boston for training
Match Corps http://matcheducation.org/match-corps
Match Corps is a yearlong (August-July) urban education fellowship. Elite recent college graduates from excellent universities across the country
commit one year to public service in Boston. They are assigned 6-7 students at a charter school in Boston the beginning of the year, with whom they
work in small group or 1-on-1 tutorials over the course of each day, doing close academic support and building relationships. They receive housing
and a modest living stipend. The goal is clear: college success for each student. Most will become the first in their families to achieve this goal.
Therefore, the demands are intense: many Corps members work 60-hour weeks, usually with two students at a time.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis from September 1, 2012 through June 15, 2013
Applicants should be interested in education and wish to pursue a year of service; looking for a gap year of service before medical school,
law school, or other graduate programs; or interested in a career in education policy who want a one-year opportunity to experience life
on the ground in urban schools in an authentic and meaningful way
Modest living stipend
Green Corps Environmental Leadership http://www.greencorps.org/
Green Corps' Field School for Environmental Organizing is a yearlong program that trains members in leading environmental-based political
campaigns. Trainees start working on campaigns from the start of their education. Trainees gain classroom and field experience in environmental
and public health campaigns, and career placements in environmental groups.
Most applicants are recent college graduates, but there is no age limitation to the program
Green Corps program appears to be very competitive.
Applicants must have a specific interest in saving the planet, have experience with environmental or social change issues, and have
demonstrated leadership experience
Placements in major U.S. cities
Salary of $23,750
Optional group health care coverage
Paid sick days and holidays
Two weeks paid vacation
Student loan repayment program for qualifying staff
Student Conservation Organization http://www.thesca.org/conservation_internships/
SCA offers internships in over 50 disciplines throughout the US. Conservation. The SCA has postings of internships all over the country - applicants
must complete a search on the website to narrow down internship options. Internships are 3 - 12 month expense-paid opportunities to preserve
environmental and cultural resources.
Applications are on a rolling basis
Must be 18 or older
Requirements vary for each internship
Food allowance is provided
Housing is generally provided to interns at no cost
Travel grants are provided to help cover expenses for round-trip travel to and from the site
Qualified SCA interns are offered AmeriCorps Education Awards of at least $1,000
Medical coverage/ insurance is offered to all long term SCA interns at no cost to the intern
Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship http://www.scoville.org/
The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship is a competitive national fellowship program that provides college graduates with the opportunity to gain a
Washington perspective on key issues of peace and security over a 6-9 month period. The Fellows serve as full-time junior staff members at the
participating organization of their choice. Up to 8 Scoville Fellowships are awarded annually. Fellows receive active mentoring and networking from
distinguished Board of Directors and former Fellows in addition to their stipend and benefits.
Demonstrate excellent academic accomplishments and a strong interest in issues of peace and security
Graduate study, a college major, course work, or substantial independent reading that reflects the substantive focus of the fellowship
Prior experience with public-interest activism or advocacy is highly desirable
Candidates are required to have completed a baccalaureate degree by the time the Fellowship commences
Preference is given to United States citizens
Preference will be given to individuals who have not had substantial prior public-interest or government experience in the Washington, DC
$2,600 stipend per month, plus benefits
Travel expenses to Washington, DC
$500 to attend relevant conferences/meetings
White House Fellows Program http://www.whitehouse.gov/fellows/
The White House Fellows program is a prestigious program for leadership and public service. White House Fellows typically spend a year working as
full-time, paid special assistants to senior White House Staff, the Vice President, Cabinet Secretaries and other top-ranking government officials.
Fellows also participate in an education program consisting of roundtable discussions with renowned leaders from the private and public sectors,
and trips to study U.S. policy in action both domestically and internationally.
A record of remarkable professional achievement early in one's career
A demonstrated commitment to public service
The knowledge and skills necessary to contribute successfully at the highest levels of the Federal government
Individuals should also have exceptional writing ability, a positive attitude, strong management skills, and the ability to work well with
Applicants must be U.S. citizens
Applicants must have completed their undergraduate education
Fellows are considered Federal employees, with the rank of GS-14, with which comes a salary of approximately $100,000 per year
Fellows also are eligible to purchase health insurance through Federal Employee Health care
Fellows are responsible for their housing arrangements
Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs http://www.coro.org/site/c.geJNIUOzErH/b.4667963/
The Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs is a full-time, nine month, graduate-level experiential leadership training program that prepares diverse,
talented and committed individuals for effective and ethical leadership in the public affairs arena. Unconventional by traditional academic standards,
the Fellows Program is rigorous and demanding, an unparalleled opportunity for personal and professional growth. The Fellows Program is offered
in Los Angeles, New York, Pittsburgh, San Francisco and St. Louis.
Coro introduces program participants to all aspects of the public affairs arena, preparing them to translate their ideals into action for improving their
own communities and beyond. Coro Fellows learn to see the big picture - the community as a whole - and appreciate the varying perspectives that
characterize our cities, states, and nation.
Sixty-four Fellows are chosen nationally each year through a highly competitive selection process, including a day-long assessment at each
center’s city. The Fellows represent a broad range of academic, work, cultural, racial and economic backgrounds, ages and interests. What
they share is an unwavering commitment to civic engagement.
The deadline for applications for the 2013-14 class of Fellows is January 18, 2013.
hands-on project experience
an understanding of complex public issues
leadership skills in inquiry, problem-solving, communication, organization analysis, and consensus-building.
political acumen to get things done
professional growth and personal transformation.
extensive personal and professional networks
Urban Fellows Program http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcas/html/employment/urbanfellows.shtml
New York City Urban Fellows are placed at an array of agencies across the City where they learn about public policy through a hands-on approach.
This knowledge is supplemented by a series of workshops that help promote a deep understanding of the structure of New York City government.
The program seeks to ensure that every Urban Fellow comprehends the intricacies of City, State and Federal finance and the interaction between
these levels of government. During the year, these lessons are further enhanced by group trips to Washington D.C. and Albany, where Fellows meet
face-to-face with representatives and policy-makers who help shape life in New York City. Each class of New York City Urban Fellows works from
September through the middle of May.
A nine-month stipend of $30,000
Health Insurance coverage (not including dental or vision)
Pew Leadership Year https://university-pct.icims.com/jobs/intro
The Pew Leadership Year provides individuals who are dedicated to building a leadership career in the public or nonprofit sectors with hands-on
experience in solving today's most challenging problems. By applying a rigorous, analytical approach to public policy advocacy, research,
government relations and communications, Pew Leadership Year participants gain invaluable perspective on developing fact-based solutions to
improve public policy, inform the public and stimulate civic life.
Called "fellows", Pew Leadership Year participants have recently completed an undergraduate or advanced degree and serve in full-time, paid
positions. Individuals selected for the program start in September and continue working through August of the following year. Fellows are asked to
commit to the entire duration of the program. All positions are based in the Washington, D.C. office.
Evidence of superior academic achievement
Demonstrated analytical skills through academic studies and/or work experience, including an ability to synthesize large amounts of
information and focus quickly on the essence of an issue
A strong commitment to producing measurable results
Demonstrated leadership capabilities
Excellent written and oral communications skills, including an ease in communicating complex concepts in a clear, effective manner for a
Demonstrated interest through academic study and/or prior full-time or part-time work experience in building a leadership career
Demonstrated understanding of policy, research, and organizational issues
Ability to perform substantive research
Results-oriented style with a focus on process and achievement
Recognized ability to meet multiple deadlines by maintaining a high level of organization
Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to develop and manage productive relationships with colleagues
Individuals who have studied the following areas are strongly encouraged to apply: economics, political science, environmental science, health
science, communications, journalism or public policy.
Full-time, year-long paid position
SERVICE & SOCIAL JUSTICE PROGRAMS
Peace Corps http://www.peacecorps.gov/
Peace Corps is a program sponsored by the US government that sends corps members to countries around the world. Corps members assist in
infrastructure and community development within the country they serve in. Examples of assignments include teaching, construction, community
organizing, and medical aid.
Application deadlines are rolling, but applicants are encouraged to submit their materials 9-12 months before their desired assignment
Previous volunteer service/experience is required
Must be in good health
Program is a 27 month assignment
Stipend and living arrangements
Samuel Huntington Public Service Award http://www.nationalgridus.com/huntington.asp
The Samuel Huntington Public Service Award, sponsored by National Grid, provides a $10,000 stipend to a graduating college senior to pursue
public service anywhere in the world. The Award allows recipients to engage in a meaningful public service activity for one year before proceeding
on to graduate school or a career.
Due: January 18, 2013
Applicants must have a proposal for public service that encompasses any activity that furthers the public good
Proposals can be executed in the applicant's country or abroad
The proposal can be undertaken by the applicant alone or by working through established charitable, religious, educational, government,
or other public service organizations
The application should also include a one-page cover sheet, brief abstract of the proposal, proposal in 1,000 words or less, budget,
transcript, resume, and three letters of recommendation
Awards will be based on the quality of the student's proposal, their academic record, and other personal achievements
Semi-finalists will be personally interviewed prior to their selection for the award
$10,000 stipend for a one-year public service project: $5,000 is awarded at the beginning of the project; and the remaining $5,000 is
awarded upon receipt of a six-month progress report
Council on International Exchange (CIEE) http://www.ciee.org/teach/
CIEE offers paid teaching positions in seven countries (Chile, China, Dominican Republic, South Korea, Spain, Thailand and Vietnam) for university
graduates looking to teach English abroad and immerse themselves in a foreign community.
Teaching English abroad with CIEE is an excellent way to:
Gain real-world skills and international competency
Make a difference teaching others about your own language and culture
Experience a new culture and see the world
Establish new friendships and contacts
Earn money to support expenses while living and traveling abroad
General requirements for CIEE Teach Abroad programs are a bachelor's degree in any subject and a kind, patient and enthusiastic attitude
that will inspire students. Programs require English as a first language and several have citizenship requirements.
Visit each program's information pages for more detailed eligibility information
Benefits (vary for each program, but in general, most programs provide the following benefits):
Housing (either temporary or for duration of contract)
WorldTeach is a non-profit, non-governmental organization founded in 1986 in response to the need for educational assistance in developing
countries. WorldTeach has placed thousands of volunteer educators in communities throughout Asia, Latin America, Africa, Eastern Europe and the
Pacific. Volunteers are placed in schools and host communities that specifically request WorldTeach volunteers and would otherwise be unable to
afford or located qualified teachers. Volunteers receive training, language preparation, and field support, empowering them to make an impact that
will last long after they leave.
In order to be eligible to apply, you must:
Be a native English speaker; volunteers DO NOT have to be US citizens
Be at least 18 or older
Have a bachelor's degree by date of program's departure (for year-long and semester-long programs ONLY)
Prior formal teaching or foreign language experience is not required; Volunteers accepted for semester and year-long programs are
required to completed 25 hours of ESL teaching experience (paid or volunteer) prior to their departure
Please select a program by going through WorldTeach materials online. Some programs have specific qualifications and all programs have fixed
departure and return dates.
There are significant costs involved in recruiting, preparing, sending, training, and supporting a volunteer to teach in a developing country.
WorldTeach, the volunteer and the chosen country's host institution must work in a partnership to meet these costs. The volunteer commitment
raised by the volunteer is part of the volunteer's contribution to the overall cost. Once in country, volunteers typically receive a monthly stipend that
is comparable to a public teacher's salary.
Teaching Assistant Program in France http://www.frenchculture.org/spip.php?rubrique648&tout=ok
A teaching program sponsored by the French Government that offers 1,600 teaching assistant positions in French primary and secondary schools
and in the French teaching colleges ("IUFM") in all regions of France and the DOM-TOMs (overseas departments). The goal of the program is to
strengthen English-language instruction in the French educational system through the establishment of a native speaker presence.
Candidates must be American citizens or foreign nationals in possession of a U.S. Green Card
French nationals and French-American dual citizens are not eligible to apply
Must be between 20 and 30 years old on the start date of the program (October 1)
Must have completed at least two years of higher education by the beginning of the program
Proficiency in French is required. French majors and minors are encouraged to apply. Applicants who have lived abroad in a Francophone
country or do not have a major or minor in French, but have a basic proficiency (~3 college semesters), may apply.
Assistants are assigned a 12-hour per week teaching schedule that may be divided among up to three schools
Monthly stipend, which provides enough money to live the lifestyle of a typical French student
Assistants to do not receive any additional support for travel to France or to support dependents
Health Insurance coverage and options
Assistants are responsible for making their own living arrangements
American teaching assistants with a superior record of performance may apply directly to their school districts to renew their teaching
contract for a second year
North American Language and Culture Assistants in Spain
This program is sponsored by the Ministry of Education of Spain. It recruits English speakers to teach English in Spain under the supervision and
guidance of a classroom teacher for 12-16 hours per week for 8 months.
Hold a U.S. or Canadian passport
Be a junior or senior college student or have successfully completed their BA, BS, MA or MSc. by the end of the current academic year
Speak at an intermediate to advanced level of Spanish
Recommended but no required: Teaching experience, experience living abroad, official Spanish-language Diplomas, knowledge of other
languages different from English or Spanish, and other college degrees/qualifications different from those required to apply
A monthly allowance of €700
Paid school holidays
All additional expenses (such as lodging, transportation to and from the country of origin, and meals) are the assistant's responsibility
Princeton in Asia http://piaweb.princeton.edu/application-process
Princeton in Asia (PiA) offers service-oriented fellowships in the fields of education, media/journalism, international development (NGOs) and
business, with a majority of fellows working as English teachers at universities and high schools. PiA fellowships are open to graduates or graduating
seniors from all accredited colleges and universities.
The basic prerequisite for Princeton in Asia placement is a bachelor's degree. In addition:
TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language) experience is required prior to leaving for Asia for all English teaching positions. At least 20
hours of TESL preparation either through a short course (such as that offered at Princeton) or through volunteer tutoring will fulfill this
requirement. Tutoring can be accomplished at most universities. Check with colleges in your area to see if a TESL course is offered or
contact a local Literary Volunteers program.
English teaching positions require native English speaking ability.
Asian language ability is NOT a prerequisite for most teaching positions. Non-teaching positions typically require some language skills.
All applicants MUST be able to come to Princeton for a person interview in January, and all applicants receiving placements MUST attend
the weekend orientation held in late May on the Princeton University campus.
PiA is a Princeton-based program and a large percentage of applications come from Princeton students. But for any specific internship opening, PiA
is looking for the best possible candidate regardless of their undergraduate institution.
Applicants should delineate their country(ies) of preference. A certain degree of flexibility may increase an applicant's change of placement. Visit
PiA's website for specific program details.
In addition to local salary and housing, Princeton in Asia provides:
An orientation program including travel, health, visa and packing information, as well as cultural and current affairs background on PiA
Group medical insurance for all fellows in need of coverage and who qualify for PiA's international travel plan, including emergency
medical evacuation coverage
Selectively awarded language and cultural grants
Assistance in student loan deferments (letters to student loan agencies)
World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms (WWOOF) http://www.wwoof.org/index.asp
WWOOF is an international movement that helps people share more sustainable ways of living. Members travel the world and work on participating
WWOOF farms. WWOOF organizations publish lists of organic farms, smallholdings and gardeners that welcome volunteer help at certain times.
Volunteer helpers (WWOOFers) choose the hosts that most interest them and make direct contact to arrange a stay
Volunteers usually live as part of the family
In return for volunteer help, WWOOF hosts offer food, accommodation and opportunities to learn about organic lifestyles
WWOOF volunteers do not pay for their stay but WWOOF usually charges a small fee to hosts and volunteers
U.S. Fulbright Fellowship http://fulbright.state.gov/
The Fulbright program is a seven-month to yearlong fellowship that places recent undergraduate and graduate students in countries all over the
world. Program options include English teaching fellowships or independent research fellowships (with options for university study). Besides English
language teaching and research opportunities, the Fulbright serves as a foreign relations program between the US and other countries. Fulbright
fellows are expected to act as representatives of their country.
Must be a U.S. citizens at the time of application
Hold a B.A. degree or the equivalent before the start of the grant
Be in good health
(For certain countries) Have sufficient proficiency in the written and spoken language of the host country to communicate with the people
and to carry out the proposed study
This is especially important for projects in the social sciences and the humanities
Funds for international transportation
Small book/research allowance
Some countries will also provide tuition assistance, a small dependent's allowance, a pre-departure or in-country orientation, or other grant
Jewish affiliated organization that places members in service projects across the U.S. Avodah has a one-year commitment, beginning at the end of
Applicants must be between the ages of 21-26
Applicants must be passionate about working on social justice issues in an urban environment
Must be willing to work from a uniquely Jewish perspective
Must be excited about living and working with people from different backgrounds
Participation in AVODAH is limited to American citizens/permanent residents and Canadian citizens
Corps members are placed in houses/apartments together
A monthly stipend. Stipends cover living expenses, such as rent and food. In addition, rent will be partially subsidized by AVODAH
Health insurance from the member's placement
An exit stipend of $1,000
If eligible (by citizenship and other requirements), members will receive an Education Award from AmeriCorps for $5,350
Lutheran Volunteer Corps http://www.lutheranvolunteercorps.org/
Lutheran Volunteer Corps (LVC) is a one-year domestic volunteer service program founded by Luther Place Memorial Church.
It is for people who want to explore their spirituality while working for social justice in various ways, living with other volunteers in Chicago,
Milwaukee, Omaha, San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle, Tacoma, Twin Cities, Washington, DC, and Wilmington.
Due: December 15, 2012
Applicants must be 21 or older
Must be self-motivated, mature, and stable
LVC is open to persons from all faith backgrounds
Volunteers do not need to be American citizens
The chances of being accepted are excellent, if you meet the basic qualifications and are flexible about where you will go
LVC requires a one-year commitment
Some programs have specific skill needs, and others look for a bachelor's degree or a few years of related volunteer or job experience
Volunteers receive compensation, up to a certain amount, for travel expenses
Placement organizations (where volunteers work) provide medical insurance and pay for housing, utilities, food, and transportation to and
from work (usually a bus pass)
Volunteers receive two weeks paid vacation as well as a personal stipend of $100 a month
Eligible to receive a $4,725 AmeriCorps Education Award
Federally guaranteed student loans usually can be deferred
Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC) http://www.jesuitvolunteers.org/default.cfm/PID=1.25
Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC) looks for talented and dedicated people who have a desire to answer the call to apostolic service and community as
Jesuit Volunteers. Based in four core values- social justice, simple living, community and spirituality- the Jesuit Volunteer Corps offers women and
men an opportunity to work full-time for justice and peace. Jesuit Volunteers are called to the mission of serving the poor directly. They work for and
with people who are homeless, unemployed, refugees, people with AIDS, the elderly, street youth, abused women and children, the mentally ill and
the developmentally disabled. More than 250 grassroots organizations across the world count on Jesuit Volunteers to provide essential services. JVC
offers volunteers an experience that will open their minds and hearts to live always conscious of the poor and committed to the Church's mission of
promoting justice in the service of faith.
Applicants should be:
21 or older
Have a college degree or applicable work experience
Faith, flexibility and a sense of humor are essential in a JVC year full of new experiences. Some teaching positions require certification.
Spanish competence is helpful in many placements and required for some. Each year JVC needs registered nurses and persons with law
International program volunteers must be willing to commit to living overseas for both years of the two-year commitment. An
International Program applicant must be a US or Canadian citizen.
Health insurance coverage
A small personal stipend
With Placement Agencies, JVC covers costs for housing, utilities, a food budget or stipend and transportation to and from work.
Career Center (Sayles 50)
Center for Community and Civic Engagement (Sayles 150)
Office of Student Fellowships (Laird 132)