Below you will find links to several national service programs/public service opportunities. By partaking in national service programs/public service opportunities, you will have the rewarding opportunity to make a real difference in other people's lives as well as yours. Involvement in such programs and opportunities also affords you the opportunity to gain valuable skills that will enhance future occupational endeavors and career paths.
What is AmeriCorps?
AmeriCorps has “worked to make service to others an indispensable part of the American experience. Through [the] nation’s most trying times, AmeriCorps has come together to help those in need”. The organization focuses on education, economic opportunity, disaster response, environmental stewardship, healthy futures, and veterans and military families. To learn more about AmeriCorps, go to: https://americorps.gov/about/what-we-do.
AmeriCorps provides a plethora of volunteer opportunities. Check out the following link to find national service opportunities you might be interested in: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/publicRequestSearch.do.
What is City Year?
City Year strives “to become an anti-racist organization...[committing] to actively promoting diversity, inclusivity and equity, ensuring that everyone in [their] community experiences a deep sense of belonging”. Much of the organization's work focuses on addressing the educational inequities students “living in neighborhoods of concentrated poverty experience” face, which can lead to future challenges. To learn more about the work City Year is doing, go to: https://www.cityyear.org/about/equity-work/.
To apply to work at City Year and learn about their application process, click here.
What is Peace Corps?
"Peace Corps service is a life-defining leadership experience. Since 1961, the Peace Corps has shared with the world America's most precious resource - its people. Volunteers serve in 77 countries in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Central and South America, Europe, and the Middle East. Peace Corps Volunteers live, learn, and work with a community overseas for 27 months, providing technical assistance in six program areas: education, youth and community development, health, business and information and communications technology, agriculture, and environment." Quoted from: http://www.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=learn
Peace Corps has a Masters International Program as well as multiple volunteer opportunities. Just click the following link to learn more: https://www.peacecorps.gov/volunteer/volunteer-openings/.
Teach For America:
What is Teach For America?
"Teach For America provides a critical source of well-trained teachers who are helping break the cycle of educational inequality. These teachers, called corps members, commit to teach for two years in one of 39 urban and rural regions across the country, going above and beyond traditional expectations to help their students to achieve at high levels." Quoted from : https://www.teachforamerica.org/what-we-do
Click here to learn more about teaching and education internships.
The American Society for Public Administration, in partnership with the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) and the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM), created this free public website to serve as a central source for job listings in public service and public administration. http://www.publicservicecareers.org/