Be a Fellow

Applications for the 2024-2025 service year are open! If you are not ready to apply for this service year, you can fill out our interest form instead.


HOW THE PROGRAM WORKS

The Massachusetts Promise Fellowship (MPF) operates using a scattered site model placing Fellows (AmeriCorps Members) in cities across the state (Greater Boston, North Shore, Central MA, South Shore and Western MA). Fellows have a strong impact on students thanks to partnerships with nonprofit organizations, schools, and city agencies. When you are accepted into the program, you are assigned to a host site where you will lead and support out-of-school time (OST) programming to a cohort of young people between the grades of 6-12.  Over the course of your service year, your goal will be to increase youth academic engagement – a key factor in dropout prevention – and/or to support the college and career aspirations of each young person. 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Be 17 year old by July 1, 2024
  • Be willing to comply with a criminal background check and fingerprint check
  • Be a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, or Permanent Resident (this is an AmeriCorps requirement)
  • Able to serve full-time (40 hours per week) from August 12th, 2024 – June 27th, 2025

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Youth Programming: lead and support inclusive and equitable youth programming for youth from diverse backgrounds; build positive, safe environments and relationships with youth
  • Data & Evaluation: collect data on youth activities and interaction, receive and provide feedback, engage in personal reflection, complete MPF data and evaluation requirements
  • Time & Project Management: ability to prioritize tasks, manage time and meet deadlines
  • Communication & Collaboration: ability to communicate effectively and collaborate in a professional setting
  • Travel at least once per month for Fellowship meetings, retreats, and training throughout the Commonwealth

HOW TO APPLY

  • Review the open service positions. Before applying, make sure you have a good understanding of the MPF program, as well as the open positions at our host sites. You can do this by visiting our “Service Position Openings” page. Each opening is linked to its service description which gives you an understanding of the placement site, the role, and the responsibilities. Please read through and carefully consider your needs, interests, and goals when thinking about where you might be during your year of service.
  • Complete the online application. Be prepared to upload your resume and cover letter (or audio and work experience form in lieu of resume and cover letter).
  • Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Your time of submission determines which round you will be considered and interviewed in. You will hear from us within 1-2 weeks of submitting your application, if you meet all the eligibility requirements and move through the screening stage. Unfortunately, we will be unable to contact everyone who does not move through the screening stage.
  • If you experience any technical issues with completing the application, please email Mona Miao at m.miao@northeastern.edu for support.

Rolling Application Timeline

Please apply by the deadline listed to be included in that application round.
Offers are made to candidates who are matched with a host site after each round.
Service position openings will be removed from the website as they are filled.


Round 1
Round 2Round 3Round 4
Application Deadline03/20/2404/21/2405/26/2406/30/24
Interviewsuntil 04/16/24until 05/21/24until 06/24/24until 07/23/24
All Offers Sent By04/19/2405/24/2406/28/2407/26/24
Offer Acceptance Deadline04/28/2406/02/2407/07/2408/04/24

The Massachusetts Promise Fellowship is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We don’t just accept individuality – we embrace it, we support it and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, youth and communities. We recognize the value that different perspectives and backgrounds bring to our organization, and we actively seek to build a cohort that reflects the diversity of the communities we serve. We believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential to achieving our mission and creating a positive work environment for all. MPF prohibit all forms of discrimination and harassment based on race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability (mental or physical) , gender identity or expression, political affiliation, marital or parental status, pregnancy, reprisal, genetic information (including family medical history), or military service.

The Massachusetts Promise Fellowship provides reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities at every stage of the application process. Disclosing a disability or requesting a need for accommodations is a separate process from admissions and will have absolutely no bearing on a candidate’s application status. MPF will make every effort to meet your request, but specific requests are not guaranteed. All disclosed information will be kept confidential and only shared with prospective site placement if requested by the candidate.

If you need to request an accommodation, please contact Mona Miao at m.miao@northeastern.edu.

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