AmeriCorps New American Integration Program (NAIP)
NAIP is now accepting host site applications for its 2017-2018 AmeriCorps Program Year! Selected partners will have the opportunity to host a full-time AmeriCorps member for ten months to expand the capacity of their immigrant and/or refugee services. Click here to download the 2017-2018 application.
About NAIP AmeriCorps: The MIRA Coalition, The Massachusetts Office for Refugees and Immigrants, and English for New Bostonians partnered in 2011 to form the Massachusetts AmeriCorps New American Integration Program (NAIP). Up to 30 AmeriCorps members serve nearly 5,000 immigrants and refugees from over 106 different countries every year. Members are placed at immigrant- and refugee-serving organizations across the Commonwealth, serving residents of Greater Boston, Lynn, MetroWest, Central Massachusetts, New Bedford, and the Merrimack Valley. Members commit to a full-time, full or half year service position while receiving a modest living allowance, health benefits, training, and an educational award at completion of service.
NAIP AmeriCorps Members assist immigrants and refugees gain economic stability and more fully participate in our society through learning English, applying for citizenship, job readiness training, and accessing community services. Through high quality training and experience, NAIP AmeriCorps members, many of whom are from immigrant and refugee communities themselves, become skilled and passionate service providers, educators, interpreters, and leaders.
Justice AmeriCorps Massachusetts, a project of Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition, is part of a nationwide public service initiative to provide much needed legal representation in immigration court to unaccompanied children fleeing violence in Central America. Working in partnership with legal services agencies across the state, we will be placing 5 AmeriCorps attorneys at legal service organizations in Massachusetts to provide legal assistance to unaccompanied children under the age of 16.
As a Justice AmeriCorps MA member, you will gain valuable legal experience working with clients and legal services agencies and representing clients in immigration court.
- Eligible candidates must be a United States citizen, United States national, or lawful permanent resident
- Member must hold a J.D. degree and have passed a state bar exam (Massachusetts preferred)
- Applicants must consent in writing to undergo a National Service Criminal History Check
- Spanish language knowledge preferred
A justice AmeriCorps Massachusetts member commits to a full-time, twelve-month service position (1700 hours) while receiving a living stipend of $25,060, health benefits, legal training, deferral of educational loans, and an education award upon completion of service.
justice AmeriCorps Massachusetts does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, ability, sex, sexual orientation, secular preference, marital status, age, union membership, or political affiliation, in accordance with the non-discrimination requirements of applicable statutes. justice AmeriCorps Massachusetts is committed to seeking individuals with disabilities to serve as AmeriCorps members.