About AmeriCorps

AmeriCorps is the federal agency that brings people together to tackle the country’s most pressing challenges, through national service and volunteering. AmeriCorps members and volunteers serve with organizations dedicated to the improvement of communities. AmeriCorps helps make service to others a cornerstone of our national culture. Learn more at

We offer individuals and organizations flexible ways to make a local impact through our programs:

AmeriCorps Internships: AmeriCorps offers paid internships to​ students and recent graduates interested in seeking valuable work experience in government and federal education, policy, and administration. The intern program is intended to create a beneficial relationship and growth opportunity for AmeriCorps, its employees, and collegiate students around the nation. AmeriCorps offers two programs a year (fall and summer) and announces the opportunity via

AmeriCorps NCCC: Great for individuals ages 18-26 who are ready to spend a full year traveling the country and completing a series of short-term, hands-on projects in many different fields. You could help build a home for a family in need, repair hiking trails in a national forest, assist communities with disaster preparedness, and more. Serve as an AmeriCorps member or a team leader in NCCC's Traditional Corps or FEMA Corps program. Learn more at

AmeriCorps State and National: Choose the best-fit opportunity based on your unique interests. Whether you want to tutor and mentor students, fight climate change, improve health equity, or any other other cause-related project, there is a service opportunity for you in the State & National network. Learn more at

AmeriCorps VISTA: An excellent opportunity for anyone 18 or older who is looking to kickstart their professional career in nonprofit management. Serve for a whole year or just a summer and help boost a nonprofit organization's human capacity. Gain new skills or sharpen the ones you've been cultivating by coordinating administrative projects such as data management, grant writing, communications and marketing materials development, and more. Learn more at

Individuals ages 55+ can serve as AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers through our Foster Grandparents, Senior Companions, and RSVP programs. We also connect Americans with volunteer opportunities every year through the Volunteer Generation Fund, along with initiatives including 9/11 and MLK Day of Service. There is truly an AmeriCorps opportunity for everyone!

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Questions & Answers

Is there anyone who has done AmeriCorps or Teach For America that would be willing to talk to me a bit more about those programs? I would love to learn more about the programs and your experience with them.

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