AmeriCorps Interview Questions

Updated Sep 15, 2014
Updated Sep 15, 2014
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    AmeriCorps Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    It's a frustrating process full of confusion and quick deadlines. There is no real interview process, at least for Corps Members. You submit your application, and then you wait for them to review your provided information and run some background checks. Figuring out where you are in the process is obnoxious, but it took only a month start to finish to hear a final yes. Also, the final yes is still conditional upon your completion of paperwork every 10 days.

    Accepted Offer
  2.  

    AmeriCorps VISTA Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university - interviewed at AmeriCorps.

    Interview Details

    Hiring process is done via the AmeriCorp website but depends on where and what the position is interviewing for. You must be accepted by the AmeriCorps Vista program and by the agency your will be working out of.

    Interview Questions
    • How can you help fix the problems of this site/why would you be an asset.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There is no negotiation phase
    Accepted Offer
  3.  

    Habitat for Humainty Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Very lengthy, done completely over the phone. The process also required in-depth recommendation forms to be filled out by people who can attest to your character and abilities. There is also an in-depth questionnaire about your experience in community work and why you think you would make a good AmeriCorps.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    AmeriCorps VISTA Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at AmeriCorps.

    Interview Details

    Varies a lot based on the site--had interviews over Skype and phone, with some sites doing multiple rounds of interviews.
    Common questions across all were, "How prepared are you to live on the [low] VISTA living allowance?" "How are your Spanish skills? [since I was interviewing for Spanish-speaking nonprofits]"

    Interview Questions
    • How prepared are you to live on the VISTA living allowance?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
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    AmeriCorps Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Apply Online. Pick specific areas like education, healthcare, etc to see the programs that are running in the specific area you want. The director of each program contacted me to set up an interview. The interview was a panel style interview with the returning members being there.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    None, its a stipend
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Girls INC Group Leader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at AmeriCorps.

    Interview Details

    Submit an app they call you for a group interview and a one on one interview

    Negotiation Details
    there is no negotiation. You live on what you get
    Accepted Offer
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    Citizen Corps Coordinator Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I'm pretty sure I just submitted an application online and was quickly called in for a face-to-face interview. I did the interview, and was hired that day. I think it's because no one else wanted to do the job.

    Accepted Offer
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    AmeriCorps Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Initial phone interview about AmeriCorps in general, then 2nd interview about the specific position.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    AmeriCorps Member Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 months - interviewed at AmeriCorps.

    Interview Details

    Had to complete an online application and after I finished was asked a series of yes or no interview questions (within a month ).

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    i had to take the salary they offered
    Accepted Offer
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    Mentor Recruiter Interview

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    Interview Details

    This position was referred to me, by someone that had oversight of the program. There was about 2 weeks between turning in my application and the actual interview process.

    The program was working directly with a School District so the Director of Community Engagement for the school district administered the interview.

    The interview was typical direct questions of
    -Tell me about yourself
    - Why are you interested in Americorps VISTA?
    - What skills (from experience) will you be able to bring to being a recruiter?
    -What are some challenges that you foresee and how will you maneuver?

    There was also a portion of time when the Director was trying to make sure that I knew what I was getting into and that it was volunteer... she wanted to make sure that I wasn't going to quit because she felt my education level was higher than many of the other volunteers.

    Interview Questions
    • The questions were not difficult (standard general questions). The interview is more of a time of them getting to know you and an informational for seeing if it is an opportunity of interest.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation phase. Americorps VISTA is a stipend program and you know the details of the stipend prior to interviewing.
    Accepted Offer

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