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Emergency Response Member

Position Description 

The need is now. COVID-19 continues to create challenges for Minnesotans – and you can make all the difference! Offer your time and talent to support your community and meet critical needs.

As part of the Emergency Response Initiative, members will focus on helping support emergency relief efforts across the state including meeting the educational needs of students, addressing food and housing insecurity, mitigating social isolation and more. 

We are currently recruiting for summer 2021. Members will be placed at community organizations to serve 35 hours per week from June 7 to August 14. 

This is an AmeriCorps member position with the AmeriCorps Emergency Response Initiative. As part of our team, you’ll join an amazing cohort of more than 500 members determined to spend the summer making a difference.

The International Institute is partnering with the AmeriCorps Emergency Response Initiative to provide three summer Emergency Corps positions:

What to Expect

  • Make an impact by helping organizations respond to local and statewide needs related to or exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Gain hands-on experience while embedded in a public entity, non-profit or school.
  • Be an ambassador of the program by sharing your experience with the wider community.
Perks Package

Emergency Response Members receive a perks package that includes:

  • A stipend of $750 paid every 2 weeks
  • Up to $1,311 for tuition or student loans
  • Federal student loan forbearance & interest repayment

*The Segal AmeriCorps Education Award can be used to pay tuition or repay qualified student loans. Individuals 55+ may gift their award to their child, grandchild, foster child or step-child.

What it Takes

Great members come from all walks of life. No matter your experience and background, the most important qualification is a desire to serve your community. That said, you also need to meet the following minimum qualifications by the time you begin your service.

  • Are dependable and have a history of good attendance
  • Able to understand and follow instructions
  • Have basic computer skills (like email and navigating online)
  • Can speak, read, and write English fluently
  • 18 years of age or older with a high school diploma or equivalent
  • A citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States*
  • Agree to and successfully complete a background check

*Applicants who have received deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security are not eligible to serve as AmeriCorps members at this time.

Want to Learn More?

Click here to view the position description. Interested applicants should apply by visiting the Emergency Response Corps website. The application and interview process is managed by ServeMinnesota.

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