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Feb 26 / BARD CEP

Paid Apprenticeship-Bridgeport, CT

Organization: Public Allies Connecticut

Position Title: Paid Apprenticeship

Location: Bridgeport, CT

Hours & Compensation: Full time. $16,500 living stipend.

Application Deadline: April 30, 2014


Job Description:

The application for the 2014-2015 class of Public Allies is now open!

Public Allies Connecticut is an AmeriCorps Program designed to develop the next generation of community and nonprofit leaders. We are currently seeking dedicated, service-minded young adults to begin 10-month paid apprenticeships in nonprofit organizations around Connecticut, with positions available in the greater New Haven, Hartford, and Bridgeport areas.

As a Public Ally, you might be teaching environmental education to kids, finding housing for refugees, running an after school program, researching public policy, or serving your community in one of so many other ways! Our Allies change their lives and our communities through a rigorous AmeriCorps program that combines full-time, paid apprenticeships with intensive skills training, active community-building projects, personalized coaching, and critical reflection. You’ll serve 4 days per week at your nonprofit placement, and attend all-day trainings each Friday with other Allies from around the state. Trainings are geared toward giving you the knowledge and skills you’ll need to pursue a nonprofit career. Topics range from grant writing and community development to leadership and group process.

Allies receive a living stipend of $16,500 (gross) over ten months, an AmeriCorps education award of $5,550 upon completion of the program, valuable professional development training, and free basic health insurance. Student loan forbearance & interest payment is available for eligible federal student loans. Childcare is also available, if applicable.

Allies are passionate and diverse social change makers. More than 56% of our Allies are people of color, 21% are LGBT, and 60% are college graduates. Allies are of and for our local community, and they share a deep commitment to strengthening Connecticut. A majority of alumni continue a career in the nonprofit and public sectors, and about 95% of Alumni say they would participate again if they could.

How to apply:

To apply, please visit and select “Connecticut” as your primary site. Our application is open until April 30th, with an Early Application Deadline on February 28th. For more information, you can also or call 203-764-2031.


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