AmeriCorps Interview Questions

Updated Jun 21, 2015
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    Community HealthCorps Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    very extensive, multi-leveled approach, allowed for ranking in preferences from both host site and applicant. rewarding - interview process was very personal. First, was a phone screening process, interview asked general work environment questions (weaknesses, strengths, challenges, etc).

    Then came the in-person interviews. Applicants' resumes were submitted to multiple host sites, and site supervisors were able to select their most interested applicants. Ultimately, upon completion of interviews, both supervisors and applicants were asked to rank their interviews in order of interest and the program coordinator would assign based on outcomes.

    Interview Questions

    • What are some challenges you've encountered when working in a group setting?   Answer Question
    • What are your strengths and weaknesses in completing a long term project?   Answer Question
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    AmeriCorps Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at AmeriCorps (Seattle, WA) in June 2015.

    Interview

    I received a call from the agency I applied to a few days after applying on the AmeriCorps website. We set up a phone interview for the next day which consisted of three employees who were prior volunteers. They asked 10 difficult questions and at the end set up a Skype interview for the next day (I currently live in another state). The Skype interview was with two employees (from the phone interview) and a current AmeriCorps volunteer. I thought this time it would just be to put a face to my voice, but they went around and asked several more questions. It went very well and at the end they offered me the position. My advice would be to research the agency and be prepared to give examples of what experiences you had that prepared you for the position. I didn't expect such an extensive interview for a volunteer position, and if I wasn't prepared I don't think I would have gotten it.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you know about AmeriCorps? What do you know about our agency? Tell me about your experience? How would you work with clients that speak another language? What diverse populations have you worked with? How would you handle a client who is upset? What are you looking to gain from this experience? Do you understand why the stipend is low?   Answer Question
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    AmeriCorps Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Detroit, MI
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at AmeriCorps (Detroit, MI).

    Interview

    There are 3 interviews each of which make sure you are okay living below the poverty line to do the position. They also ask about your endurance, how do you know you won't get burnt out easily etc.

    Interview Questions

    • Are you willing to work 40 hours a week for less than minimum wage?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiations

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    ESL Instructor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at AmeriCorps (Houston, TX).

    Interview

    it was informal. they explained that it was not really a job interview but an opportunity to meet everyone and learn more about each other and the organization's objectives. there were 5 people there and all of them had 3 or four questions to ask me..most of them were not managers or supervisors but fellow corps members.

    Interview Questions

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    Care Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at AmeriCorps.

    Interview

    I had an initial interview with someone at the central organization, followed by a second interview with the specific site at which I would be working. In the first interview, he told me 30 minutes in that he was going to advance me to the next round, but it took a few weeks for anyone to contact me about the second interview. Both were pretty straightforward - I think they just wanted to see that I was passionate, dedicated, and (especially in the second interview) a good fit for the job in terms of my skills and interests.

    Interview Questions

    • First interview: All pretty basic. The hardest question he asked was what I thought were the main barriers to health care access for low income/underserved populations. He also asked about whether I would be able to get by on the small living allowance.   Answer Question
    • Second interview: Also pretty straightforward, but more focused on why I had chosen this position as opposed to the others offered by the site. She asked about what attracted me to this job, my future plans, what I hoped to gain from the experience, etc.   Answer Question
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    AmerCorps Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at AmeriCorps.

    Interview

    Depends on the Organization. If you are going to be working for a community organization you should commit a great deal of time to researching that organization and the surrounding community and why improving that community is important to you personally.

    It's important to make the intervewer believe you were meant for this role.

    Interview Questions

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    AmeriCorps Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at AmeriCorps.

    Interview

    The application process was pretty standard answered questions about previous experience. I was then chosen for a phone interview. The phone interview had basic questions asking about certain experiences on my resume and how I would deal with specific situations of conflict, diversity, etc. I was then invited to the in-person interview. Every AmeriCorps program is different. The one I interviewed for is health related and their are various nonprofit clinics that partner with the project called Project Health Access. The in-person interview took a few hours because there were supervisors from various sites that were hiring and 20 plus people interviewing for the different positions. The sites presented what they were all about and what kind of member they were looking for. I then chose a few different sites to have a 5 minute interview with. The interviews were standard and informational due to only being 5 minutes.

    Interview Questions

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    Team Leader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 6+ monthsinterviewed at AmeriCorps.

    Interview

    Filled out my application on myamericorps.gov for a Corps Member position. It takes a very long time for your application to be processed and your status to be updated. I was constantly calling the hotline to see if there were any updates but it simply takes awhile. I was accepted to be a Corps Member but then a month or so later got an email asking if I was interested in being a Team Leader for FEMA Corps and I called in to tell them that I was. I had a hour long interview on the phone with two of the unit leaders and they asked a lot of behavioral questions and personality questions. After that I had to complete two essays regarding civic engagement and leadership.

    Interview Questions

    • What would you do if two members of your team were in a relationship and it made other members of the team uncomfortable?   Answer Question
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    ICH Life Skills Coach Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at AmeriCorps.

    Interview

    straitforward. Phone then in person with AmeriCorp hiring person and then with the person who will be their direct supervisor at your specific position. They ask pretty standard questions. Nothing unexpected. They are very nice when you do the interview and seem genuinely interested in what you want to get out of the experience.

    Negotiation

    none. If you accept AmeriCorp you only get what they say they will pay you

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    AmeriCorps Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at AmeriCorps in August 2014.

    Interview

    AmeriCorps is awesome!. Everything was so detailed and precise when applying and submitting my information. My AmeriCorps supervisor didn't interview me, my site supervisor did, but the hiring wasn't a hit and miss. I knew I was getting the position.

    Interview Questions

    • The most unexpected question was the travel issue. This was a personal issue I had but after my 1st 3 stipends of AmeriCorps pay I had a vehicle and was able to attend every event that was out of town.   Answer Question

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