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Corporation for National Service


1201 New York Avenue, NW

Washington DC 20525 




Organization Description: Provides opportunities for all Americans of all ages and backgrounds to help solve community problems and encourages all Americans to engage in such service. 


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Internship Position

Internship Description: Substantive research projects and /or special event coordination in departments throughout the Corporation.  Internships begin in early June or  late Fall.  


Leadership/Publications Summer Internship Available with AmeriCorps*VISTA For more than 35 years, AmeriCorps*VISTA has been building permanent infrastructure to help organizations more effectively bring communities and individuals out of poverty.  Today, as part of the AmeriCorps network of

national service programs, nearly 6,000 members serve in hundreds of nonprofit organizations and public agencies throughout the country --working to fight illiteracy, improve health services, reduce unemployment, increase housing opportunities or bridge the digital divide.


Position Available 

The AmeriCorps*VISTA Leadership/Publications intern will be stationed at AmeriCorps*VISTA headquarters at the Corporation for National and Community  Service in Washington, DC.  The Corporation's internship program will begin June 3 and end August 16.  These dates are somewhat flexible.  The intern will have the opportunity to network with other interns within the Corporation and participate in professional development activities including a speaker's series.  The intern will primarily be responsible for the     following three projects:  

*AmeriCorps*VISTA Leaders Toolkit:  AmeriCorps*VISTA Leaders are

former VISTA members and Peace Corps volunteers with demonstrated leadership skills who provide recruitment and coaching support to teams of members serving on large AmeriCorps*VISTA projects.  Leaders receive specialized training as well as ongoing technical assistance.  The summer intern's primary responsibility will be to write/compile a toolkit of resources and effective practices to assist AmeriCorps*VISTA Leaders in their roles as mentors, recruiters, and coordinators.  The toolkit will provide Leaders with an orientation to the program and provide a systematic way for them to

archive ongoing technical assistance materials as they receive them. The project will involve surveying current Leaders regarding their needs, overseeing content creation/compilation for the manual, and participating in the design process.

*"Effective Practices" Compendium:  The intern will research a group of current AmeriCorps*VISTA projects and write feature-styled articles about the programs' nuts and bolts, success stories, and the contributions of the AmeriCorps*VISTA members serving with the programs.  These articles will be used in The Source, AmeriCorps*VISTA's newsletter, other Corporation publications, and in preparation for Congressional hearings and testimonies.There may be an opportunity to publish them collectively.


* Recruitment/Marketing Campaign:  AmeriCorps*VISTA hopes to grow its

Leaders program for 175 participants to 200 by the end of FY2002.  The intern will assist in implementing a targeted outreach campaign to recruit current and former AmeriCorps*VISTA members and Peace Corps volunteers into the program.  This will involve writing press releases, making recruitment presentations, etc.


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Application Process: Please send resumes and cover letters to:

Shannon Maynard

AmeriCorps*VISTA Leaders and Publications Specialist

1201 New York Avenue, NW

Washington, DC  20525

fax (202) 565-2789

(202) 606-5000 x428


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Policy and Advocacy Connection

Does this organization/program offer opportunities for students to engage in policy research, advocacy, lobbying, public education, etc.?

Type of Opportunity & Description: Advocacy

Provides opportunities for all Americans of all ages and backgrounds to help solve community problems and encourages all Americans to engage in such service.

Current Contact

Updated 11/2010

Name/Position: Kerri Dunn, Intern Coordinator


Phone: 202-606-5000


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