SUMMER ASSOCIATE PROGRAM INFORMATION*: Summer Associate positions are a great alternative to one-year AmeriCorps VISTA positions for those who would like to serve but can not commit to a full year of service or those who would like to give VISTA a chance before making a full-time commitment.
Summer Associates serve for 10 weeks during the summer, typically starting at the beginning of June through mid August. While specific job activities vary across sites, in general, Summer Associates will support organizations in preventing summer learning loss, providing affordable and accessible meals to youth and adults, and providing substance abuse prevention resources. Associates will also contribute to efforts being made by the host organization to provide programs during the global health pandemic.
Associates will work closely with site staff and one-year AmeriCorps VISTA members to continue existing programs and to research and implement new programs that benefit community members. See the "Service Description" section of the AmeriCorps listing for information about specific activities.
* Click here to visit the Summer Associate general-info page on the AmeriCorps website.
BASIC ELIGIBILITY & SERVICE REQUIREMENTS:
Associates must be at least 18 years of age at the time of placement
Associates must hold U.S. citizenship or legal state residency status
Associates must not be listed on the National Sex Offenders Public Registry
Associates must serve on a full-time basis during the project period (40 hours/week)
Associates must commit to the entire 10-week service term
Associates must commit to attending a mandatory orientation on first day of service
Associates may receive emergency medical leave during their 10-week service term, as long as they can make up the hours during the service term* (not counting observed holidays)
* Due to the shortened service term of the Summer Associate program, Summer Associates may only be eligible for approved emergency leave during the service term, with the condition that they make up those hours during their service term (no personal or sick leave given). Observed holidays for July 4th and 24th are approved days off.
SUMMER ASSOCIATE PROGRAM BENEFITS:
A living allowance for the time served, $1350 per 30 days (service term is 70 days/10 weeks)
A $$1,459.26 Eli Segal AmeriCorps Education Award from the National Service Trust, OR a $345.80 cash award
Work-related, non-commute mileage reimbursement
Engaging professional experience
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS (application deadline - TBA): All applicants must apply on the AmeriCorps Portal at our Summer Associate service listing*. Follow these steps to apply on the AmeriCorps Portal:
Click here to view the listing on the AmeriCorps search portal (TBA)
On the listing webpage, click the red button indicating "Apply Now." You will be asked to register with the system. Click "OK," then follow the steps to create an AmeriCorps profile.
Once your profile is created and you are logged in to your AmeriCorps applicant homepage, create an AmeriCorps application by clicking the "Applications" tab on the left-hand menu, then "Create Application."
**REQUIRED** In the motivational statement of the application, include your top TWO (2) preferred 2021 summer sites where you like to be considered for an interview.
Make sure references have active emails and are check-marked before you click "finish/submit application"
Once your application is created, on the left-hand menu, click "Search Listings." Under "Program Name," enter "PSP VISTA" Click on the listing containing "SUMMER ASSOCIATES", then click the red button indicating "Apply Now." (you can also click the listing link in step 1, just make sure you are logged in)
Make sure the application you created is listed at the top under "...application will be used to submit," read the certification statement, click the appropriate agreement buttons, then click "submit."
We will be in touch soon! If we do not contact you within 3 days, this may be because your application was not submitted successfully. Please email us if you do not hear from us in that time: email@example.com.
* You may apply viaAggie Handshake or Indeed, but all successful candidates will be required to submit an additional application on the AmeriCorps Portal (following the instructions listed above). ** If you are currently serving in an AmeriCorps service position, you will need to call VMSU and have them submit your application to this listing manually: 1-800-942-2677.
Update old applications if you plan on using them to apply to other positions
Put the email address you’ll check most regularly
Make sure your earliest availability date is accurate
Include ALL of your experience and skills (wondering if its relevant? Just put it on the application – we are using your application to screen out applicants so better to have too much detail than not enough)
Include correct email addresses for references
Follow up with your references to complete the reference email form