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2 Nov 2023

Internship AgCorps AmeriCorps member

Amanda Coyle/ AgCorps – Posted by alcoyle10 Helena, Montana, United States

Job Description

AmeriCorps is the federal agency for national service and volunteerism. AmeriCorps provides opportunities for Americans of all backgrounds to serve their country, address the nation’s most pressing challenges, and improve lives and communities.

AgCorps is a state AmeriCorps program administered by the Montana Department of Agriculture. AgCorps aims to improve the capacity of partner organizations to meet their mission, grow collaborations, provide effective programming, and create resilient, healthy, safe, and engaged communities in Montana. This program is also designed to serve rural and underfunded school districts in Montana that require more accessibility to Ag literacy materials.

Service members will be doing a wide variety of different activities. Some of those activities include assisting organizations with their Harvest of the Month efforts, leading Ag in the Classroom lessons in schools, creating brochures and handouts for the public, noxious weeds outreach and education, school farm creation, pesticide and groundwater education, apiary education, and so much more!

Essential Functions and responsibilities:

  • Recruit and organize volunteer groups
  • Develop social media accounts
  • Conduct outreach and education activities at schools and community events
  • Assist with public education of multiple topics
  • Travel to conferences, meetings, events, for program

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

  • Familiarity with social media
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office
  • Communication and public Speaking skills
  • Ability to interact with community members of all demographic groups
  • Understanding or willingness to learn about Agriculture in Montana
  • Valid driver’s license

AmeriCorps Program Benefits:

  • Members receive a living allowance of $21,000 to cover basic expenses while serving
  • Upon successful completion of service, members receive a $7,895 education award
  • While serving, members may qualify for student loan forbearance
  • Healthcare/ childcare services are available while serving
  • A $200/month housing stipend if eligible
  • Other benefits include being part of an incredible community, being surrounded by professionals in multiple fields, and job shadowing opportunities
  • AmeriCorps alumni benefits include access to nationwide alumni network, many career resources, access to AmeriCorps alumni emails and updates

AmeriCorps Service minimum Requirements:

  • Must be 18+ at the beginning of service (17+ requires parental consent)
  • High school graduate, GED recipient, working towards obtaining a high school diploma/ GED
  • Be a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States
  • Satisfy the National Service Criminal History Check eligibility criteria

How to Apply

Go to: Click on search listings and type in AgCorps in the Program Name tab.

Job Categories: Sustainable Agriculture / Food. Job Types: Internship. Job Tags: AmeriCorps and Montana Department of Agriculture. Salaries: Less than 20,000.

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