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 no Public Health Corps positions available, but we hope to have more open up soon!

 

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
enrichment opportunities
● Participating in Cornell University’s Public Health Certification e-Curriculum
● Being matched with a professional mentor throughout the program 

 

Term of Service Living Allowance Stipend Education Award Total Member Compensation
900 hours $8,471 $3172.59 $11,643.59
675 hours $6,353 $2,417.14 $8.770.14
450 hours $4,235 $1,678.57 $5,913.57
300 hours $3,196 $1,342.86 $4,538.86

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Application

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

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