AmeriCorps Pathways

Established to help recruit talented people to work in the federal government, the Pathways Programs target students and recent graduates of all ages and backgrounds. Pathways consists of two distinct programs: the Internship Program, and the Recent Graduates Program. The Internship Program is designed for current students, while the Recent Graduates Program is for individuals who have recently graduated from qualifying institutions. Individuals selected into the AmeriCorps Pathways Program are appointed to excepted service and not appointed to Schedule D in the Competitive Service under OPM Pathways Program.

Who is Eligible for AmeriCorps Pathways?

  • Internship Program – Current students who are US citizens enrolled at least half-time at a qualifying institution in good academic standing with at least a 3.0 GPA. Transcripts must be provided.

  • Recent Graduates Program - Recent graduates who are US citizens that have graduated from a qualifying institution within the previous two years, or in the last six years if the applicant was in AmeriCorps NCCC/VISTA, Peace Corps, or is a veteran that was precluded from doing so due to their military obligation. Transcripts must be provided.

Why Pathways at AmeriCorps?

The mission of the AmeriCorps is "to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement through service and volunteering." Whether serving in communities directly or indirectly, AmeriCorps employees care about improving lives at AmeriCorps. As the need for support grows, so does the need to recruit dedicated, talented, and educated individuals who can replace an aging federal workforce and continue to effectively fulfill AmeriCorps' mission.

As a Pathways participant, your benefits include:

  • The opportunity to learn, grow, and serve in an organization with many locations and career fields
  • Dedicated support from senior leadership committed to recruiting and retaining top talent
  • The starts of a potentially lifelong career in public service


Find Opportunities

Open Pathways opportunities are posted on Academic institutions, students, and recent graduates should send their resumes or questions to