13 June 2009

Selecting AmeriCorps

When selecting a site for an internship, there are several places to look: local organizations (possibly affiliated with your college or university), state-wide organizations that may have opportunities near your home town, or national organizations that may have opportunities on the other side of the country.

AmeriCorps is a national organization that offers 75,000 positions at nonprofit groups around the country. Full time, part time, and summer positions are available.

Full-time AmeriCorp members receive a modest stipend and a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award of $4,725 to pay for college, graduate school, or to pay back student loans. Part-time participants receive a partial stipend.

The content on this blog is not offered as legal advice or guidance. Consult your college, advisor, or internship supervisor for help with issues surrounding internships. © 2008 Mary Bold, PhD, CFLE. Dr. Bold is a co-author of the book Reflections: Preparing for your Practicum or Internship, geared to college interns in the child, education, and family fields. More about Dr. Bold can be learned at www.marybold.com

1 comment:

Romy Misra said...

An incredible and unique place I found for internships in the last spring was: www.groupereye.com

This site lets companies post cases and lets students solve them with their ideas. The best case solution gets a job/intern consideration! They ran a highly successful pilot program last spring and they are going for a launch this September. And yes, the site also has regular job and internship listings.Definitely worth checking out.