Public Health Corps
AmeriCorps New York Public Health Corps Partnership Initiative
AmeriCorps New York is proud to participate in a groundbreaking partnership with the New York
State Department of Health, answering the Governor’s call to enlist up to 1,000 Public Health
Corps Fellows in the fight against COVID-19 and to help communities prepare for those public
health crises to come.
For over 25 years, AmeriCorps has provided pathways to meaningful careers in public service.
This new initiative seeks to build upon the AmeriCorps’ legacy by expanding opportunities for
underrepresented communities in government and public health, placing them as NYS AmeriCorps Public Health Fellows throughout the state. Numerous positions will be available; read more below and click apply to begin your journey with NYS AmeriCorps Public Health Corps!
Currently we have one Public Health Corps position remaining, but we hope to have more open up soon!
Fall 2021 – Summer 2022, 30-35 hours/week
This position is part of the New York State Public Health Corps, which gives the member access to Cornell University’s Public Health Certificate Program for free (a 60 hour course that the member will complete while in service).
- Assist individuals with registering for COVID-19 vaccination appointments.
- Identify sites to host pop-up PODs (community-based COVID-19 vaccine clinics) with the intent
to reduce barriers to vaccination, particularly among underserved populations including: racial
and ethnic minority groups, rural communities, and individuals with disabilities.
- Coordinate pop-up PODs, including communication with host sites and arranging staffing.
- Aid in various roles during pop-up PODs and on-site Broome County Health Department COVID-
19 vaccine clinics including: transporting supplies, set-up and take-down, greeting individuals, and scheduling return 2nd dose appointments.
- Provide education and outreach to the general public, such as at tabling events.
- Must be able to provide documentation of full vaccination against COVID-19 upon hire.
- Must be able to work evenings and weekends, as needed.
- Must have valid drivers’ license.
- Must have own vehicle, which can be used to travel throughout Broome County.
Possible NYS AmeriCorps Public Health Fellow Activities
● Compile vaccine waiting list – contact pharmacies
● Call people on waiting list and assist with signup
● Educate people on preparation for vaccine
● Greet and direct people at vaccination sites
● Transportation – make necessary REFERRALS to Getthere staff at RHN
● Track and document number of people served
● Assist with additional vaccine/ Covid19 related public health initiatives
Benefits that NYS AmeriCorps Public Health Fellows will receive:
● AmeriCorps living stipend, health insurance (FT only), and Federal education benefits
● Serving their community in public health roles during this time of great need
● Taking part in extensive public health training, professional development, and personal
● Participating in Cornell University’s Public Health Certification e-Curriculum
● Being matched with a professional mentor throughout the program
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Successful applicants (minimum age 18) will demonstrate the following proficiencies and values:
- An interest in, and commitment to, health and/or rural communities and people
- Evidence of current and/or past volunteer service activities
- Communication skills, including writing and verbal communication with clarity and accuracy
Self direction: Members must be self-directed and show evidence of their ability to work independently and efficiently
- Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents, clear a National Service Criminal History Check, and have their high school diploma or GED