Application Instructions for Student Success Corps Service Positions
The Springfield College Student Success Corps recruits AmeriCorps members to support students in the Springfield Public Schools through academic coaching, counseling, and literacy instruction. The program is supported in part by the Corporation for National and Community Service and the Massachusetts Service Alliance.
While there is no typical AmeriCorps member, all candidates should possess high moral and ethical standards and demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning and community service. Through the application we hope to get a sense of the qualities, skills, and goals that make you an ideal candidate for the AmeriCorps Program and for your selected service position in the Student Success Corps. Your application, letters of recommendation, and résumé help create a full picture of you and what you can bring to national service. Please be sure to fill out the application and attached forms completely and to the best of your ability.
Undergraduate and graduate students can apply for part-time (900 hours) or quarter-time (450 hours) positions. This is a great opportunity for you to get involved in the local community, network with other students, and gain valuable experience. You will learn teamwork, communication, responsibility, and other essential skills that will help you for the rest of your life, and you’ll gain the personal satisfaction of taking on a challenge and seeing results.
To apply, complete the Student Success Corps Application and submit it to the AmeriCorps Program Office along with the following:
- Three letters of recommendation
- Brief personal statement, responding to the questions in the application
- A copy of your résumé
- Completed background check forms and a copy of two forms of ID
Applications are due in the program office by April 15th.
Applications received after April 15th will be considered until the corps is filled. Applications are placed in review as they become complete, provided space is still available. Once the applications have been reviewed, the program staff will interview the best candidates. Candidates will also be interviewed by the service site. Not all applicants will receive an interview.
Once the interviews are complete, the program staff will select the best candidates for membership.
Springfield College does not discriminate in admissions or employment policies and practices on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, age, color, religion, national origin, disability or status as a veteran.
Springfield College is committed to providing equal educational opportunity and full participation in college programs and activities for persons with disabilities. Reasonable accommodations are provided for persons with documented disabilities on the basis of need. Reasonable accommodations are available for applicants during the interview process and for members at their service sites.
The Springfield College AmeriCorps Program:
|Nikki Hay, AmeriCorps member|
"Being an AmeriCorps member allowed me to do what so many others desire to do: help make significant improvements in the lives of others."
Springfield College Receives $1.6 Million AmeriCorps Grant
- The grant will support 85 students per year who become AmeriCorps members. Read more about the $1.6 Million AmeriCorps Grant.