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Category: Human Services

Type: Internship

Location: In-Person in Kennewick

Starts: Aug. 29, 2022

$ Paid
 Full Time
 Part Time


United Way of Benton &  Franklin Counties is hiring AmeriCorps members who will make a difference in our community by running mentoring programs at local middle schools during the 2022-2023 school year.

Each AmeriCorps member will serve in a local middle school providing one-on-one and group social-emotional support to 15-20 chronically absent students.  Each AmeriCorps member also coordinates a group of adult volunteer mentors from the local community.  20,  30 and 40 hour/week positions are available.  All positions start on August 29,  2022 and end on June 30,  2023.

Benefits of serving with AmeriCorps include:

  • Build skills that are in demand by employers
  • Grow your professional network
  • Receive a living stipend
  • Receive a financial award toward your education at the end of your service
  • Receive student loan forbearance during service
  • Participate in extensive professional development and training
  • AmeriCorps experience looks great on your resume!

AmeriCorps Members will earn the following living allowance and education award:

20 Hours /  Week: $11,375 living allowance and $3,172.50 education award

30 Hours /  Week: $15,925 living allowance and $4,441.50 education award

40 Hours /  Week: $22,750 living allowance and $6,345 education award

Scheduling flexibility available for weekday work to accommodate other life responsibilities like school,  family,  or other part-time employment.

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  • Effectively interact with a diverse set of volunteer mentors from the local community.
  • Coordinate materials and logistics for mentor trainings and meetings.
  • Collaborate with school administration to identify and enroll students for participation in the mentoring program.
  • Facilitate matching of mentors and mentees.
  • Keep accurate and detailed program records.
  • Assist Director of Community Impact in periodic collection of program data for evaluation.
  • Provide direct academic and/or social-emotional support to students in the mentoring program.
  • Uphold the highest standards of student protection,  privacy,  and safety.
  • Participate in all professional development,  training,  and periodic community service events.


Required Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Ability to reliably and frequently travel between United Way’s office and the assigned middle school.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Strong oral and written communication,  problem solving,  and relationship-building skills.
  • Must be a United States Citizen,  national,  or lawful permanent resident.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Associate’s or bachelor’s degree,  or in-progress college coursework.
  • Experience working or volunteering with minors and/or in an education setting,  or relevant college coursework.
  • Ability to effectively manage complex tasks and managing priorities.
  • Proficiency in use of Office 365 and teleconferencing platforms (e.g.,  MS Teams,  Zoom).
  • Fluency in a language other than English.

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