How to Apply
*Complete the application form, available HERE.*
  • Read the open service positions (listed below). Each opening is linked to its service description.. Please read through and carefully consider your needs, interests, and goals when making a selection.
  • Complete the online application. It should take between 30-45 minutes. Be prepared to choose your site placements, provide contact information for your references, upload your resume, cover letter or audio and work experience in lieu of resume and cover letter.
  • Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, all applications received from this point will be contacted within two weeks of submittal. (Application Deadlines extended timeline; July 6, July 19, August 2, August 15)

During the application process you will be asked to select your top five partner sites. We use this information to help us understand if there is more than one opportunity that your skills and experience may fit. Only choose partner sites in which your interests and skills align. As service positions are filled, they will no longer appear on the website. If you experience any technical issues with completing the application, please email a.bigger@northeastern.edu for support.

The Massachusetts Promise Fellowship provides reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities at every stage of the application process. Disclosing a disability or requesting a need for accommodations is a separate process from admissions and will have absolutely no bearing on a candidate’s application status. MPF will make every effort to meet your request, but specific requests are not guaranteed. All disclosed information will be kept confidential and only shared with prospective site placement if requested by the candidate. If you need to request an accommodation, please contact our Alysé Bigger at a.bigger@northeastern.edu.

The Interview Process
First Interview:

If selected to move forward, you will be contacted to set up a first interview with an MPF Staff. Video interviews are an opportunity for the MPF Team to further determine whether your background and experiences are a fit for available positions. If you are selected for a first-round interview, instructions for signing up will be provided in your email.

Second Interview:

If you advance to the next interview, your materials will be shared with up to three partner sites. This will be an opportunity for you to learn about the organization’s culture, responsibilities, support structures, and to assess if the site would be a strong match.

The Matching & Enrollment Process
The Ranking Form

After the second interviews, you will rank your partner site preferences and the partner site will do the same. In addition, MPF staff review overall site alignment and rankings, rendering a decision within a few days. Please note, official offers only come from the Massachusetts Promise Fellowship Leadership Team, not host site placements.

** Matches are not guaranteed. In the case we are unable to match a candidate and a site placement partner, we will review the candidates’ preferences and credentials and consider them for the next round.

Feedback

Given the volume of applications the Massachusetts Promise Fellowship receives, we are unable to provide individual feedback about admissions decisions to applicants who are not accepted at any stage of the application process. However, we will notify each candidate of their status whether they are accepted or not.

Questions
  • Read our FAQ for more comprehensive information on our entire application process, including interview tips!
  • Contact Alysé Bigger at a.bigger@northeastern.edu.

We look forward to reading your application!

*Complete the application form, available HERE.*

Program Requirements & Admissions Process

AmeriCorps Massachusetts Promise Fellow (MPF) corps members work with students from under-resourced communities and that attend out-of-school time programs to seek academic engagement and college and career support. Given the nature of our work, the stakes are high, and this means we maintain a selective interview process where we learn about your unique experiences, achievements, and interest.

Our process ensures that we are choosing leaders who are likely to succeed in the out-of-school time space and persevere through the inevitable challenges. Our entire interview process can take between 4-6 weeks and includes:

  • An online application
  • Two virtual interviews
  • Conducting reference checks
  • Completing background checks

First, make sure you are eligible and ready to commit. A year of service is impactful but requires someone to be committed to service. To be eligible, you must:

  • Have a high school degree or GED
  • Be at least 17 year old by July 1, 2021
  • Be willing to comply with a criminal background check and fingerprint check
  • Be a US Citizen, National, or Permanent Resident
  • Able to serve full-time (40 hours per week) from August 16, 2021-June 30, 2022
This opportunity might be a good fit if you…
  • Have experience supporting youth
  • Have provided administrative support
  • Are an empathetic listener
  • Manage multiple projects effectively
  • Have strong communication skills
  • Think on your feet, learn new things quickly, and are a creative problem solver
  • Have experience being part of a team and know when to ask for help
  • Believe that young people deserve care, encouragement, and support to reach their full potential
  • Want to join a caring community of service-minded individuals invested in social justice and education equity

All Host Site Service Descriptions with specific requirements are included below! Take a look at our open sites and where you would like to apply!

Important COVID-19 related update: All MPF interviews will be conducted in a virtual format to ensure the healthy and safety of all participants. We are cautiously optimistic that programming will return to a full in-person or hybrid model in September 2021 but are unable to finalize plans at this time.

Round 8 Application Timeline

Today!

Apply HERE!

July 19th

Invitation to a First Round Interview with MPF Staff

July 20-21

Interivew with MPF Staff

July 26-28

Interview with Potential Host Sites

July 28

Receive an Offer!

2021-2022 Open Fellow Positions

We have selected our 2021-2022 host sites and all OPEN position descriptions are posted below. Please contact a.bigger@northeastern.edu if you have any questions.

Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest
Marlborough

The Mass Promise Fellow  will lead our Marlborough  Clubhouse Teen Center and focus on offering academic  enrichment programming through traditional and non-traditional  avenues. The Fellow will be  responsible for the following programming: leading small-group  leadership clubs, STEAM  programming, and partnering with local companies and academic establishments to plan field  trips that model potential successful career opportunities. The Fellow will also be responsible for  coming  up  with  a  plan  for  how  to  engage  more  high  school  aged  youth  in  our  teen  programming  and implementing  this  plan.  The  overarching  goal  of  this  service  role  is  to  offer enriching,  supportive activities  that are also fun to all teens. 

Open
Enroot, Somerville Explore Fellow
Somerville

Enroot is a community-based nonprofit with a mission to empower immigrant  youth  to  achieve  academic,  career,  and  personal  success  through  inspiring  out-of-school  experiences. Enroot seeks a Massachusetts Promise Fellow to provide academic enrichment support to our most recently arrived  immigrant  youth  in  Somerville  in  Enroot’s  Explore  Cohort.  The  Explore  Fellow  will  lead  weekly  mentoring  nights  and  design  a  mentoring  curriculum  to  support  students  in  their  journey  to  English proficiency  and  building  a  sense  of  belonging  in  their  new  communities.  The  Fellow  will  work  closely  with  Enroot’s  program  manager  and  the  Somerville  Program  Director  to  collaborate  with  teachers,  guidance counselors, and volunteers to ensure students receive appropriate support as they navigate life in their new communities.  

Open
Enroot, Somerville Leadership Fellow
Somerville

Enroot is a community-based nonprofit with a mission to empower immigrant youth to achieve academic, career, and personal success through inspiring out-of-school experiences. Enroot seeks a Massachusetts Promise Fellow to provide academic enrichment support to our 10th and 11th-grade students in Somerville. The Leadership Fellow will lead weekly academic tutoring and mentoring nights, create a mentoring curriculum, and co-facilitate our leadership seminar. The Fellow will work closely with the Program Director and Program Manager to set up field trips to local businesses, organize speaker panels, and lead weekly discussions  about leadership skills.

Open
Framingham Public Schools
Framingham

The Mass Promise Fellow (MPF) will work in coordination with Framingham Public School’s (FPS) Department of Community Resource Development (CRD) to support the implementation of Cameron Middle School’s Resiliency for Life Program (RFL). Founded in 1999, Resiliency for Life is an academic intervention and dropout prevention program within the Framingham Public Schools that serves students who are at high risk of academic failure.

Open
Girls Inc. of Lynn
Lynn

The Career Readiness Advisor will prepare high school students in Lynn for their first professional job. The Advisor will lead workshops on career exploration, job readiness, moderate career panels, place teens in internships and job shadows, and provide case management support. The Advisor will also work with teens to develop and hone their leadership skills. The Advisor will also assist the College and Career Readiness Coordinator as needed.

Open
Greenfield Commonwealth Virtual School (GCVS)
Virtual Position

GCVS’ focus area for the Fellow are the creation and oversight of after school Academic Enrichment programming at the high school. Fellow will help students complete and manage assignments, teach effective study skills, strengthen language skills, prepare for MCAS, and provide recreational activities for students to build positive relationships with the Fellow and school.

Open
J. Henry Higgins Middle School
Peabody

The Fellow position will be dedicated to increasing our  students’  access  to  academic  enrichment  which  will  promote  improved  transition to secondary and post-secondary  opportunities. This will include a focus on improving academic and  prosocial engagement at school, attendance, healthy academic and social skills, and supporting students in crafting and making steps  toward  a  personal  vision  based  on  their  interests  and  strengths.  The  position  will  support  our organization  in  continuing  to  develop  our  capacity  to  serve  our  diverse  population  of  students  and participate  in  the  development  of  professionals  who  are  social  justice  educators  with  the  worker competencies necessary to serve our larger community.

Open
Waltham Boys & Girls Club
Waltham

In  order  to  have  an  even  deeper  impact  on  our  community’s  youth,  The  Waltham  Boys  &  Girls  Club  Massachusetts  Promise  Fellow  will  implement  an educational  enhancement  strategy.  The  chosen  candidate  will  engage  young  people  in  learning,  encourage them to  succeed in school, and help them become lifelong learners.  

Open