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Undergrad internships (paid and unpaid)
2008: NA (to date)
NA% of internships are paid, NA% are unpaid.
2007 interns came from the following classes...
...and from the following majors:
NA% Computer Science
NA% Liberal Arts
There is not an official summer internship program
Average summer program: NA weeks
Minimum: NA weeks
Maximum: NA weeks
Average hourly wage: NA
Average total intern compensation: NA
NA% of eligible 2007 interns received full-time job offers
NA% of interns with offers accepted
Notes: The recruitment effort for AmeriCorps on campus and in the community is for members who will serve one-year terms with nonprofits addressing pressing social needs in thousands of communities across the country. AmeriCorps does not recruit interns on other than an as-needed basis in some departments.
Recruited on 450 undergrad campuses in 2007-08.
Made job offers on 450 undergrad campuses.
Applicants for entry-level jobs
2008: NA (to date)
Entry-level hiring is not complete for 2008.
New hires in:
2008: 75,000* (to date)
Entry-level hires who were undergrad interns
2008: NA% (to date)
Most important characteristics for new hires:
3 Leadership Skills
2 Work Experience
1 Dedication to community service
AmeriCorps positions are not entry-level jobs with the Corporation for National and Community Service. AmeriCorps members serve directly with 4,100 nonprofit organizations across the country, providing intensive service to meet community needs.
2007 entry-level hires came from the following majors:
NA% Computer Science
NA% Liberal Arts
24% African American
12% Hispanic American
0% Asian American
50% Total minorities
Notes: Answers in this section refer to AmeriCorps members. 22.5 percent of AmeriCorps members were college graduates in 2007.
Entry-level hires since Jan. 1, 2008 (to date)
Average base salary:
Less than $35,000*
100% earn less than $35,000
0% earn $35,000 to $39,999
0% earn $40,000 to $44,999
0% earn $45,000 to $49,999
0% earn $50,000 to $54,999
0% earn $55,000 to $59,999
0% earn $60,000 to $64,999
0% earn $65,000 to $69,999
0% earn $70,000 to $74,999
0% earn $75,000 and above
Bonuses, Overtime & Perks
NA% received signing bonuses
Average signing bonus: NA
0% received performance bonuses in their first year on job
Average performance bonus, 2007: NA
NA% of 2007 entry-level hires eligible for overtime
NA% of 2007 entry-level hires not eligible for overtime
Reimburse employees for education expenses? No
Do employees become eligible immediately? NA
Maximum annual education reimbursement: NA
Full grad school sponsorship for jr. level employees? No
Partial grad school sponsorship for jr. level employees? No
Total paid vacation days
Vacation days during first year: NA*
Vacation days after one year: NA
Vacation days after three years: NA
Vacation days after five years: NA
Vacation days after 10 years: NA
Total paid holidays: NA
Paid time off for religious observances and/or floating holidays:
Floating holidays/religious observance days off per year: NA
Paid sick/personal days allowed in first year: NA
Flextime is an option for entry-level employees
Do entry-level hires have access to health plan? Yes
Employees pay part of the cost? No
Does health plan provide dental coverage? No
Extra charge for dental coverage? NA
Does health plan provide vision coverage? No
Extra charge for vision coverage? NA
Are same sex partners permitted as dependents? No
Pension and Profit-sharing
Do entry-level hires have access to 401(k)? Entry-level hires do not have access to a 401(K) savings plan
Max. company match as a percentage of salary: NA%
Min. employee set-aside as a percentage of salary to receive max. co. match: NA%
Are entry-level hires eligible for company funded pension? No
Are entry-level hires eligible for profit-sharing program? No
Does company match employee charitable gifts? No
Does company pay relocation expenses? Yes
Max. annual relocation expenses? NA
AmeriCorps VISTA provides relocation for its members.
Employee Discounts on the following:
Notes: AmeriCorps members receive a modest living allowance of about $12,500 a year for full-time sevice. In addition, upon completion of a term of full-time service, they receive a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award of $4,725 to pay for college or pay back student loans.
The number of days off for vacation, legal holidays and religious holidays, are determined by the individual programs.
Average entry-level work week: 40* hours
Does average vary by business unit, department? Yes
Entry-level hire work locations...
NA% in open work stations
NA% in cubicles
NA% in shared offices
NA% in private offices
NA% have no company-supplied work space
Typical dress code
Organization sponsors employee volunteer opportunities
Does organization have fitness facilities on site? NA
Notes: The number of hours AmeriCorps members serve varies depending on their term of service. A full-time term of service is 1,700 hours.
Because AmeriCorps members serve in a variety of settings, their attire varies.
The organization has a formal orientation program for new hires
Program length: NA* days
Orientation includes the following:
Team building activities
NA average spent on training, per new hire, in 2007
There is a formal leadership or management training program that lasts less than a year:
Program Name: VISTA Leaders, NCCC Team Leaders.
How do new employees enter the program? Apply
If not hired directly into program, when are most new hires first considered eligible? Other (explain below)
Eligible after 1 year of service
52-week training program
After completion of program, what percentage of employees receive a raise? 100%
How much is the typical raise: NA
There is not a formal leadership program for entry-level hires that lasts a year or more.
How do new employees enter the program?
If not hired directly into the program, when are most new hires first considered eligible?
Is program rotational?
If so, how many locations or business units does the employee spend time at?
Length of program, in weeks:
After completion, what percentage of employees receive a raise?:
How much is the typical raise:
Does company have formal mentorship program? No
NA% of entry-level hires participate
NA days of additional training expected
Notes: Orientation time varies. VISTAs participate in 3-day pre-service orientations that include diversity training and team-building exercises. For NCCC members, Corps Member Training lasts four weeks and includes CPR, training on equipment such as power tools, diversity training, and safety training. Some are trained to fight wildfires. For State and National members, the time varies by program. All AmeriCorps members may spend up to 20% of their service hours in training programs.
Three-year retention rate: NA%
Five-year retention rate: NA%
How are raises determined?
When are most entry-level hires eligible for their first raise?
How are promotions determined?
Other* Members often become Team Leaders are or hired by their agencies.
When are entry-level hires eligible for first promotion?
Other (explain below) Theyre eligible for full employment with their agencies after service.
Frequency of evaluations
Programs determine evaluation schedule
Most important characteristics for entry-level hires:
Min. tenure in years required for job change: 1
Transfer rules: After completing service, typically 1 year, some AmeriCorps members may sign on for a second term with a new program.
Does position of vice president exist at this organization? No
If not, is there a comparable title? Director
No. of employees who hold VP or similar title: 4,100
No. of employees with VP or similar title with 20 years plus seniority: 0
Age of youngest employee with VP or similar title: NA
Seniority of youngest employee with VP or similar title in years: NA
Notes: AmeriCorps members serve for a 1-year term, working with nonprofit groups to provide services in volunteer recruitment, management, and direct service to populations targeted by the nonprofits. Many members are hired by the organization in a staff position following their service or use the skills acquired during their service to secure employment.