VISTA Summer Associate Program
The VISTA Summer Associate program offers individuals the opportunity to become engaged in a community through an existing VISTA project for 8 to 10 weeks during the summer. VISTA encourages existing sponsors and partners who work with disadvantaged youth to consider using the Summer Associates program to enhance their existing programs as appropriate by providing opportunities to engage disadvantaged youth in productive service activities in the summer. Summer Associates choose from projects throughout the country, based on their skills and interests, and serve with community-based organizations, working to overcome poverty.
Award / Eligibility Details:
Assignments may involve academic tutoring; camp counseling; recruiting and training community volunteers; teaching computer literacy skills; establishing partnerships with local businesses, organizations, churches, and schools; planning community meetings; or handling public relations. Summer Associates receive a modest living allowance, and those who serve for a year also receive health coverage, childcare, if needed, and other benefits. After successful completion of a term of service, members can choose to receive a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award or post-service stipend.
Academic Level: All;Graduate;Post-Graduate;Post-Undergraduate;Undergraduate
Type/Purpose: Public Service Program
Field of Study: All;Arts & Humanities;Business;Education / Teaching;Public Affairs / Policy;Social Sciences;STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
Location: United States
Citizenship eligibility: Permanent Resident;US Citizen;US National