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Brown University AmeriCorps VISTA Fellowship

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Description

The Brown University AmeriCorps VISTA Fellowship is a full-time, post-graduate service and fellowship opportunity through the Swearer Center at Brown University. VISTA fellows are matched with a local organization, state agency or Swearer Center department to provide capacity-building support for anti-poverty initiatives. Agencies work in the education, health, arts and/or economic justice sector. VISTA fellow placement sites include:

Trainings will include role-specific support in data analysis, community organizing and relationship building. Professional development workshops will also support VISTA fellows in advancing their careers. The fellowship is team-focused and provides a variety of resources to help you make the most of your service year experience.

Benefits

Benefits include but not limited to:

  • Biweekly Living Allowance

  • End-of-Service Award

  • Healthcare Benefit

  • Childcare if eligible

  • Travel allowance

  • Reduction of Education Costs

  • Professional Development

  • Non-Competitive Eligibility (NCE) Status

For more, please visit our benefits of service web page.

Eligibility/Qualifications

Eligible candidates for the Brown University AmeriCorps VISTA Fellowship will be:

  • A U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident

  • At least 18 years old

  • A college graduate (a minimum of a Bachelor's)

Qualifications:

  • Experience working with a nonprofit

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong computer skills

  • Responsible and reliable

  • Able to work in a dynamic environment

Apply

  1. Applications will be open between mid-March and mid-May. At this step, applicants must complete an AmeriCorps application via the My AmeriCorps Portal which includes providing a motivation statement and two references.

  2. After initial screenings, successful applicants will be asked to fill out a supplemental Brown application which includes uploading a resume to Dropbox and answering specific questions about how your skills and experience align with our site.

  3. Accept your offer and come join us in Providence. We look forward to welcoming you into our Swearer family.

Contact

Nadia Amaghou, Program Manager, Community Partnerships: nadia_amaghou@brown.edu or (401) 863-1024

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