About City Service Corps

City Service Corps, an AmeriCorps program launched in 2015 by NYC Service, a division of the Mayor’s office, recruits individuals to serve full-time from September 1, 2021 to July 8, 2022 at City agency host sites. City Service Corps is comprised of high-impact service projects led by city agencies in impact areas addressing critical capacity and community-related issues. Our impact areas are:


Applications are now open!

Apply by June 25, 2021

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City Service Corps Application Process Overview

Step 1:  Apply HERE

  • When you request an application you will receive a link that will allow you to save and return to your application at a later date.
  • In the application you will be able to indicate your top 3 choices from the positions listed below.

Step 2: Applicant Phone Screen

  • An NYC staff member will review your application and you will be notified whether you have been selected to move forward to a phone screen.
  • The phone screen will last approximately 20 minutes and is an initial interview to determine if you are a fit for our AmeriCorps programs. Phone screens are not specific to the positions you expressed interest in on your application.

Step 3:  Applicant Host Site Interview

  • After you have participated in a phone screen, you will be notified within 3 weeks whether you have been selected to move forward with a phone interview at a host site.
  • If you have been selected to interview, an NYC Service staff member will coordinate the interview based on both your and the host site’s availability.
  • You may be selected to interview for up to 3 positions based on the preferences indicated in your application.

Step 4: Applicant Offers

  • If the supervisor you interviewed with would like to offer you the position, you will be notified within 3 weeks. An NYC Service staff member will extend the offer to you and you will have 2 business days to either accept or decline.
  • If you do not accept or decline the offer within 2 business days, the offer may be sent to another candidate.


Available 2021-2022 City Service Corps Positions

Mayor's Office of Data Analytics

Open Data Corps Member


Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs

Communications Corps Member

Community Services Corps Member

Economic Justice and Recovery City Service Corps Member

Intergovernmental Affairs Service Corps Member

Language Services Corps Member

Legal Initiatives City Service Corps Member

Outreach and Organizing Member

Volunteers Program Corps Member

We Speak NYC City Service Corps Member


NYC Administration for Children's Services

DPS Office of Operations Member

Family Permanency Services Program Liaison

Pre-Placement Services Member


NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services

Diversity Outreach Coordinator

Diversity Recruitment Coordinator

NYC Fleets of the Future Sustainability and Vision Zero Corps Member


NYC Department of Education

Communications Associate


NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Community Engagement Project Coordinator

Data Governance Corps Member

HD4NYC Community Engagement Corps Member


NYC Department of Social Services - Human Resources Administration

Community Guardian Program Enhancement Specialist


NYC Department of Records and Information Services

Educational Outreach Coordinator

Volunteer Outreach Coordinator


NYC Department of Sanitation

DonateNYC Associate

Zero Waste Partnerships Corps Member


NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission

Creative Outreach Corps Member


NYC Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings

Community Mediation Program Coordinator


NYC Parks

Evaluation Project Corps Member

Natural Areas Stewardship Coordinator

Outreach Project Corps Member

Seed Collection Corps Member

Stewardship: Community Empowerment Corps Member

Stewardship: Community Engagement Corps Member


What are the benefits of being a City Service Corps Member?*

  • Living allowance of up to $19,350 (pre-tax) distributed evenly throughout the term
  • Members receive a MetroCard for commuting to and from service
  • Eli Segal AmeriCorps Education Award, valued at up to $6,345 upon successful completion
  • City Government exposure
  • Resume-building professional experience
  • Loan Forbearance and interest accrued paid on qualified student loans upon successful completion
  • On-site orientation and on-going monthly training provided by NYC Service (valued at $1,250)
  • Additional training and professional support at host site
  • Childcare assistance, if eligible
  • Health Coverage (member doesn’t pay premium or monthly enrollment fees – valued at $3,100)


What are the requirements to serve as a City Service Corps Member?

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, or Lawful Permanent Resident of the United States
  • Have successfully obtained a High School diploma or its equivalent prior to the start of the program
  • Agree to and pass a criminal background check
  • Ability to serve full time for the program term (generally M-F 9 AM - 5 PM)
  • A strong motivation for making a positive difference in New York City
  • Willingness to learn new skills and improve upon existing ones
  • Must complete a total of 1,700 hours


Read the City Service Corps Outcome Evaluation by the Urban Institute outlining how organizations benefit from the City Service Corps members’ service, the extent to which members gain valuable skills, and whether they continue to be civically engaged after completing the program.


To find out more information or if you have any questions throughout the application process please reach out to the NYC Service Recruitment Team at servicerecruitment@cityhall.nyc.gov