The Office of Innovation Commercialization

Application Instructions & Forms

Now Accepting Applications for the 2019-20 service year!

AmeriCorps is a ONE YEAR COMMITMENT to LEARN, SERVE, and earn a SMALL MONTHLY STIPEND and EDUCATION AWARD while performing community service. Our 2019-20 program year will begin September 13th, 2019 and end August 31st, 2020.

If you have other opportunities pending, we ask that you WAIT until you hear back from those opportunities before proceeding with your application process.

Have questions? See our FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions.


  • Must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. National or a lawful permanent resident
  • Must be at least 17 years of age with a guardian’s signature
  • Must undergo National Service Criminal History Check (including criminal background, sex offender and FBI checks)
  • Have a Social Security Card (cannot say “For Work Authorization Only”)
  • Have a High School Diploma or GED
  • Additional eligibility requirements will depend on the individual partner agencies where members are placed to perform their AmeriCorps service.


13 – Full-Time: Serve 1700 hours over the program year, earn $13,992 in a yearly stipend & $6,095 in education award. Eligible to apply for childcare and free health insurance (if not already covered).

13- Part-Time: Serve 900 hours over the program year, earn $6,996 in a yearly stipend & $3,047.50 in education award.

The following position is ideal for college students who need $ for school and/or need to gain professional experience, for persons 55 years plus who want to do community service (can transfer ed. awards to loved ones), or for anyone looking for experience in a different career field.

4 – Quarter-Time Education Award Only: Serve 450 hours over the program year & receive $1,612.43 in education award.


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*Please note:  If you cannot find the ACCESS Project on the My AmeriCorps website, please reach out to the ACCESS staff.

After we receive your online application, you will be contacted by email and asked to submit the additional information.

As you prepare to apply to the program, please review the training dates. Throughout the service year, ACCESS members are required to attend service projects and training workshops on several topics. These training dates are a mandatory component of your AmeriCorps service and ACCESS Project participation.


Interviews for the 2019-20 service year will begin April 18, 2018. Our objective is to fill all positions with the most qualified candidates on a first come, first serve basis. The sooner you submit your completed application, the greater the chance of securing a position with our program.  Please be aware that applicants may be contacted by service sites for interview prior to an official AmeriCorps interview.

Click here to see list of DOCUMENTS NEEDED AT THE TIME OF INTERVIEW – (You will need to reschedule if any of these documents are not brought to the interview – PLEASE COME PREPARED!).


The ACCESS Project does not discriminate against any applicant/employee because of age, sex, race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

For persons with disabilities, please contact us for application materials in alternative formats and Essential Functions (which vary by position). Reasonable Accommodations available upon request.


Please contact the ACCESS staff should you have any questions: