Eligibility and Benefits
The 2020-2021 service term will begin on September 2, 2020 until July 30, 2021. Up to 30 NAIP members will serve a minimum of 1700 hours of service (~40 hours/week) at partner sites across Massachusetts to provide job readiness training, ESOL/civics instruction, and/or citizenship application assistance.
All NAIP members will receive equal benefits, regardless of site placement:
- A living stipend up to $15,000 (approx. $625 every two weeks, before taxes);
- Monthly MBTA pass, or equivalent travel reimbursement for members serving outside Boston;
- Education Award up to $6,195 upon completion of service;
- Forbearance on eligible student loans while in service, plus payments for accrued interest upon successful completion of service;
- Health insurance;
- Child care assistance for qualifying individuals:
- Upfront and ongoing training and professional development, including an opportunity to obtain a 120-hour certificate to Teach English to Speakers of Other Languages.
To be eligible to serve in AmeriCorps, you must:
- Be a citizen, permanent resident, or national of the United States;
- Be at least 18 years or older;
- Have a high school diploma or equivalent;
- Be willing to undergo National Service Criminal History Check, including criminal background, sex offender and FBI checks;
- Additional requirements vary by host site.
All NAIP members are expected to:
- Attend all corps-wide training in Boston, including orientation and monthly member meetings
- Complete weekly and monthly reporting requirements to document your AmeriCorps service
- Participate in a program-wide group project to benefit the field of immigrant integration
- Carry out all assigned responsibilities at the host site, which may include:
- Job readiness and/or job placement services
- Teaching English for Speakers of Other Languages
- Assisting with applications for citizenship and/or provide civics instruction
All NAIP members will have the opportunity to:
- Participate in optional MIRA and ENB events and training
- Lead a final group project to benefit the field of immigrant integration
- At the direction of your host site, you may also have the opportunity to:
- Recruit and coordinate volunteers
- Provide community interpreting and translation
- Provide referrals to relevant community services
Please note: under federal law, AmeriCorps members cannot engage in political, union or religious activities during service hours. A complete list of AmeriCorps prohibited activities is available on the CNCS website.
NAIP NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION
NAIP does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, ability, gender, secular preference, sexual orientation, marital status, age, political affiliation or religion, in accordance with the non- discrimination requirements of applicable statutes.
NAIP is committed to supporting individuals with disabilities to serve as AmeriCorps members. If you require accommodations for the application and/or interview process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 617-350-5480 ext. 216 or 227.
HOW TO APPLY
Submit your resume and application online here: www.miracoalition.org/americorps/apply.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis from April-August, or until all positions are filled.
NAIP is a partnership between the MIRA Coalition and English for New Bostonians, made possible with support from the Corporation for National and Community Service and the Massachusetts Service Alliance.