Our next deadline is July 31st! Applications submitted after this date will be accepted on a rolling basis.
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OVERVIEW OF PROGRAMS AND ROLE
CivicSpark is a Governor’s Initiative AmeriCorps program where Fellows focus on planning and policy support to build local government capacity to address resilience challenges and create lasting impact in California, Washington, and Colorado communities.
CivicSpark Fellows will focus on projects in partnership with local governments such as:
- Climate mitigation, adaptation, and decarbonization
- Water policy and management
- Affordable housing and sustainable mobility
- Rural broadband
- Equity and environmental justice
While projects vary, Fellows can expect to work on a range of tasks including meeting facilitation, community outreach, data collection and analysis, and report writing. Fellows will also have the opportunity to work on volunteer engagement projects, as well as attend regular training to build professional and technical skills. Fellows will complete their service year with an understanding of working with local governments as well as experience in using key sustainability and water management tools.
Fellows are spread regionally throughout California, Washington, and Colorado. Each region has a Regional Coordinator who oversees the various Fellows in their area, providing guidance, mentorship, and support for the Fellows’ professional development goals. Site Supervisors are the Fellows’ on-site contact at their placement site, who works with Fellows on a day-to-day basis and provides assistance on project work and supporting the Fellows’ professional growth in the workplace.
- $25,500 (before taxes)
- $6,495 Segal Education Award
- $3,505 California For All Ed Award (for CA Fellows)
- SNAP (Food Stamps)
- Student Loan Forbearance
- Health insurance
- Childcare assistance
- Professional development training
- Network development
- CivicSpark and AmeriCorps alumni support
WHAT YOU CAN BRING
- Be a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States*
- Ability to pass FBI, State DOJ, and NSOPR background checks prior to service
- Minimum of a 2-year AA degree from an accredited college or university
- Commitment to the full term of service (11 months, 1,700 + hours)
- Ability to work in a professional setting (potentially remote)
- Strong communication and teamwork skills
- A degree in a related field
- One year of relevant experience
- Past service experience (e.g., volunteering, community service, etc.)
- Experience with, or training in, outreach, facilitation and/or education
- Being local to the community you will serve in.
- Experience with project implementation
- Comfort with quantitative work, including data collection and analysis