Post-Graduate Service & Fellowships

Post-Graduate Service Opportunities 

If you want to continue your service-learning opportunities after graduation, check out these great programs.

Local

 

Earthcorps logoEarthCorps brings together passionate and hardworking young adults from the US and countries around the world, for a yearlong leadership training program in Seattle, Washington.

 

 

Rainier Valley CorpsCommunity Impact Fellowship Program: places talented leaders of color in a two-year full-time paid position at local grassroots organizations led by communities of color. Curriculum involves several key areas: nonprofit management, adaptive and collective leadership, advocacy and policy, community organizing, and cultural dynamics. Embedded within the curriculum are focuses on systemic racism, power, privilege, and intersectionality. Read more about Rooted in Vibrant Communities.

 

Rainier Valley CorpsGreen Pathways Fellowship: The Green Pathways Fellowship Program creates a pathway to the green sector for low-income young adults with living wage entry-level positions for two-years in the environmental justice movement. This program is a partnership between Rainier Valley Corps and Got Green to cultivate leaders through a racial equity and intersectional lens and place them at a host environmental justice-focused organization, providing them with technical skill building and training in leadership development that is culturally relevant, community-center, and context driven.

 

Solid ground logo.Solid Ground programs include JustServe*AmeriCorps, MLK VISTA Corps, Washington Reading Corps, or Service Learning VISTA Corps. Focus areas include: domestic and youth violence prevention, elementary school literacy, and support for anti-poverty organizations. One year commitment, living stipend, and education award offered.
 

Technology Access FoundationMartinez Fellowship Program
Technology Access Foundation is committed to improving teacher diversity and retaining teachers of color in their profession.  Trough the Martinez Fellowship, fellows will have access to early career coaching, assistance with employment and placement, the opportunity to attend seminars and conferences. Undergraduate Program Application Deadlines: Feb 1, May 1, October 1, December 1. Graduate Program Application Deadline: January

 


Local / National

Americorps logo.AmeriCorps is a national network of service programs. Placements are in nonprofits, public agencies, and faith-based organizations.  Focus areas: Disaster Relief, Education, Environment, Health, Homelessness, Community Development, and many more.

 

City Year logo.City Year aims to “unite young people of all backgrounds for a year of full-time service, giving them the skills and opportunities to change the world.” Volunteers serve in schools as tutors, mentors, role models, and leaders of afterschool programs. A stipend and education award are offered. 
 

Literacy Americorps logo.Literacy Americorps is a national service program that provides literacy services to youth, adults and families in communities throughout the United States. Service areas include: computer literacy, teaching and tutoring English Language Learners (ELL), naturalization, GED-prep, adult basic skills, family literacy, and vocational literacy. An 11 month commitment is required. A living stipend and education award are offered.
 

Lutheran Volunteer corps logo.Lutheran Volunteer Corps provides direct service, community organizing, indirect service, advocacy and public policy to a variety of different non-profit organizations. LVC volunteers are committed to the four values of social justice, spirituality,
 simplicity, and community. Volunteers commit to one year of service and live together in intentional household communities. A living stipend and education award are offered.

 

Washington conservation corps logoWashinton Conservation Corps members gain hands-on experience in the environmental field. Members commit one year to build trails, do restoration plantings, biological monitoring, and
 service projects in the community. WCC members attend a series of paid trainings throughout the year (e.g. Wilderness First Responder, Wildland Firefighting, Hazardous Materials Response, Ethnobotany, and GIS/GPS). Must be 18 - 25 years old. Earn
$8.55/hour and receive an AmeriCorps education award.


National

Teach for America logo.Teach for America Corps Member requires a two year commitment serving as full-time paid teacher in an urban or rural public school in low-income areas of the country. An education award is offered. Members do not have teacher certification but must pass certain exams required by their district. Some graduate schools offer members the opportunity to earn a Masters degree in Education. Application Deadlines: Feb 1, Mar 1, Sept 14, Oct 17, Dec 5                           


Local / National / International 

Habitat for Humanity logo.Habitat Humanity AmeriCorps members commit ten- to twelve-month serving with a team to build affordable housing for and with low-income families. No previous construction experience required. Living allowance and AmeriCorps education award are offered.
 

Jesuit Volunteer Corps logo.The Jesuit Volunteer Corps is a local, national, and international program. Volunteers make a one to two year commitment to serve where the need is greatest, to work with people who are marginalized by society and to live in an apostolic community with other JVs. A living stipend and education award are offered.


National / International 

Global Health Corps logoGlobal Health Corps Fellowship is an exciting opportunity to build skills and gain experience with a high-impact health organization, but it’s also much more than that. It’s a year that will catalyze your personal and professional growth as a leader, placing you within a global and diverse network of bright, young, and committed health equity champions. 

 

Why choose service after graduation?

  • The opportunity to serve others
  • Explore your vocation and receive experience in your career of interest
  • Learn new skills
  • Work and possibly live in a place that is culturally different than your familiar surroundings
  • Gain new perspectives
  • Student loan deferment
  • Education award
  • Living stipend and health insurance/benefits (varies by program)