AMERICORPS Newark, NJ, USA
May 19, 2019Intern
The Team Leader employment opportunity is excellent for high school graduates and college students/graduates who seek an opportunity to add leadership and management skills to their resumes, as well as those who want experience working in the government sector or collaborating with non-profit and community organizations. This is a full-time 11 month program that can be repeated. Earn 9 additional college credit hours from the federal government. Earn $12,000 plus and educational award of $6095 to pay off student debt or spend on advanced education or job training. A child care allowance is available to members who are custodial or joint-custodial parents. Team Leaders also receive healthcare benefits, all housing and travel, and valuable experience to enhance any degree. Federal partners include Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity, U.S. Forest Service, state and local governments, community agencies, non-profit organizations. An excellent fit for college majors/minors: business, construction management, building trades, environmental management, emergency management, disaster response, health & safety, public administration, social sciences, law enforcement, homeland security, public health and nursing, writing/journalism, counseling, public services, non-profit management, or anyone seeking future careers with local, state or federal government agencies as well as non-profits. A great opportunity for high school graduates/GED holders who want to develop new job skills and earn more money for education. Accommodations made for those with disabilities. Diversity encouraged and supported (federal EEO). Veterans encouraged to apply. SAMPLE WORK PROJECTS: Disaster Response- flood, tornado, hurricane, fire, earthquake Sustainability and energy conservation Assisting veterans, homeless and senior citizen populations Constructing and rehabilitating low-income housing or other property Training the public on disaster preparedness Planning evacuation routes and recovery plans for potential disasters Compiling reports, managing and analyzing data, budgets Working with nonprofits and government agencies to coordinate services for those in distress Preparing disaster kits, tracking inventory and loading supplies in FEMA warehouses Writing federal grants for damaged public facilities Participants can work on projects specific to their career interests and academic backgrounds- or train in a new area in which they want to learn new skills and gain experience.