Applications for service members are now available. Applications will be accepted starting in February, 2017 until the positions are filled. The first day of service is September 11, 2017.
Interested candidates must complete the ALA-Massachusetts application online. Emailed, mailed, or faxed applications are not accepted. Candidates must also supply a resume, cover letter, and most recent transcript to accompany the application.
AmeriCorps Legal Advocates of Massachusetts (ALA-Massachusetts) is seeking 32 college and law school graduates to serve as AmeriCorps Advocates in 2017-2018. This is a full-time service position, requiring 1,700 hours over 46 weeks from September 11, 2017 to July 27, 2018.
ALA-Massachusetts is looking for potential advocates who have an interest in poverty law, a commitment to public service, and strong communications skills. Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Haitian-Creole, Vietnamese, and other foreign language speakers preferred. Candidates willing to work in any region in Massachusetts will have a higher probability of being selected for interviews. Because AmeriCorps Advocates have recurring access to vulnerable populations, selected candidates will have to pass a three-part criminal background check in order to serve.
In order to be eligible for ALA-Massachusetts, candidates must be: