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 November 5, 2021 to July 15, 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!

Deadline to apply: 11:59pm September 19, 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 City Service Corps Positions:

Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs

Communications Corps Member

Community Services Corps Member

 

NYC Administration for Children's Services

Pre-Placement Services Member

 

NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

HD4NYC Community Engagement Corps Member

 

NYC Department of Social Services - Human Resources Administration

Community Guardian Program Enhancement Specialist

 

NYC Emergency Management

Community Engagement Corps Member

NYC CERT Service Corps Member

Community Engagement AmeriCorps Member - Ready New York

 

NYC Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings

Community Mediation Program Coordinator

 

NYC Parks

Seed Collection Corps Member

 

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

  • Living allowance of up to $15,104 (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 $4,441.50 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 1,200 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