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AmeriCorps Intern Job Review

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at AmeriCorps

Pros

Good money, work outside frequently

Cons

Tiring, can be boring and tedious

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  1. Helpful (1)

    AmeriCorps provides personal and professional growth

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Development in Albuquerque, NM
    Former Employee - Program Development in Albuquerque, NM

    I worked at AmeriCorps full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    AmeriCorps exposed me to a new environment and culture I knew little about and after having been unemployed for over two years and struggling in my previous career, I now have new skills and learned how to network which will aid in my new career path.

    Cons

    Volunteers need to be eligible for unemployment when their service ends. Needs better support at the local and state level with other AmeriCorps members, have monthly or bi-monthly get-togethers. Lack of quality health care; covers very little and is very difficult to understand what is and isn't covered. Being as this is a federal program members should be entitled to federal health insurance.

    Advice to Management

    Being as management is primarily hindered by the US government, at the federal level there MUST be more monetary interest in supporting this program. This program provides US citizens with jobs!


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    It's a great experience, but that doesn't always mean it's fun.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - AmeriCorps VISTA in Orlando, FL
    Current Contractor - AmeriCorps VISTA in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at AmeriCorps as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Able to do things without any previous experience
    Rising to the challenge
    Pushing your limits
    More than professional growth & development

    Cons

    AmeriCorps administration does not seem to know how to meet members where they are and help them to be successful.
    If you don't know anyone who has done the branch of AC service you are considering, DO YOUR HOMEWORK!
    That living allowance ain't no joke. Gird your loins!

    Advice to Management

    Do more to bridge the gap from start to successful completion. This needs to be someone's actual job, not just a bullet point in various job descriptions. A satisfying member experience needs to be someone's priority - with accountability.


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