AmeriCorps
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AmeriCorps Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 26, 2014
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Service Member Interview

Service Member
Camden, ME

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at AmeriCorps in September 2011.

Interview Details – Paperwork was insane. Most ever. In-person interview with site supervisor fairly normal, but phone interview with AmeriCorps interviewer had a lot of mis-information and strange, scripted questions.

Interview Question – Hard for me to remember, but it was a lot of ethical questions about things like stealing, etc. (Phone interview this is). Scripted questions, with person on other end of phone writing down the answers. No follow-up questions.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – There was no negotiating.

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Community Service Coordinator Interview

Community Service Coordinator
Sumter, SC

I applied through other source and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at AmeriCorps in October 2010.

Interview Details – The interview consist of the whole staff asking questions about qualifications of the job and what I could bring to the table.

Interview Question – How could I handle particpants that were my peers?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – What were you able to negotiate? What advice would you give others considering an offer?

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Tutor Interview

Tutor

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at AmeriCorps in January 2009.

Interview Details – It was straight forward. The questions consisted of different scenerios and how I would handle them, as well as questions concerning my motivation behind wanting to be part of Americorps.

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Coordinator Interview

Coordinator
Boston, MA

The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at AmeriCorps in August 2011.

Interview Details – The interviewer was very friendly and informative about the position's expectations. The questions were standard interview questions such as about my strengths and situations I'd overcome.

Interview Question – Give an example of conflict you had and how you overcame it.   Answer Question

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Washington Reading Corps Tutor Interview

Washington Reading Corps Tutor

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at AmeriCorps in August 2010.

Interview Details – I applied online through the Americorps portal and was contacted after about a week. I went in person to the interview, and the interviewer was friendly and engaging. I would suggest that applicants be internet-savvy, a good writer as well as typist (as the online application required a lot of navigating websites), and be genuinely interested in elementary education. I felt the interview was very professional but laid-back enough for humor, and the work environment is professionally casual. I was offered the job about 1-2 weeks after the interview.

Interview Question – What do you feel is a flaw that prevents you from working with other people?   Answer Question

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Corps Member Interview

Corps Member
Sacramento, CA

I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at AmeriCorps in March 2009.

Interview Details – For NCCC you first fill out an online application, you must submit a personal statement and a couple of references. You also must answer questions. The phone interview was relatively easy, and relaxed. They ask you a couple of questions about team work and your work ethic. They ask for examples and then you wait. You may get a phone call later from an Alumni or someone in the corps that asks you if you have any questions about the program.

Interview Question – What would you do if you had a problem with a member of your team?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – You are not able to negotiate

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AmeriCorps Member Interview

AmeriCorps Member
Brooklyn, NY

I applied online and the process took 4 months - interviewed at AmeriCorps in August 2010.

Interview Details – Application online, then what seems like an obscene amount of time waiting for a response (similar to applying to college). Then going in and speaking with the site and its supervisors, seeing if you are a right "fit". Then, orientations up the wha-zoo.

Interview Question – What do you think about Lil Wayne's music?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Pretty much: "Oh, sorry we didn't update the website, but we longer offer that benefit... But if you'll sign here we can continue."

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Program Coordinator, Non-Profit Interview

Program Coordinator, Non-Profit
Albany, NY

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at AmeriCorps in April 2011.

Interview Details – I interviewed with 3 different organizations. I ranked which one I would like most to work for and they ranked which candidate they would like to employ most.

Interview Question – What are your weakest traits   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I received a phone call and was expected to accept the job on the spot. I took a day and returned the call to accept the job.

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Mentor Interview

Mentor

I applied online - interviewed at AmeriCorps in August 2012.

Interview Details – The interview involved an initial phone interview and then a full day interview. After I got hired it was A LOT of paperwork.

Interview Question – I don't remember anything being difficult. Most of the question dealt with service to the community.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotation.

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Career Advisor Interview

Career Advisor

I applied online and the process took 5+ weeks - interviewed at AmeriCorps in August 2012.

Interview Details – Very nice and professional environment. They really want you to succeed.

Interview Question – How are you going to survive on the living stipend.   View Answer

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