CivicSpark Fellow Application Process Overview

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Welcome to the 2024-2025 CivicSpark Fellowship application! We are so happy you are taking the first step towards a year of service and creating a lasting, meaningful impact in your community.

Please indicate if you are a new applicant to CivicSpark OR if you’re currently a CivicSpark Fellow pursuing a second year with the program. 


For the 2024-25 service year, CivicSpark aims to place approximately 200 Fellows with community partners in California, Colorado, and Washington. In addition, we may offer fellowships in the following 12 states and territories pending notice of approval in April: Arkansas, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.

Each placement offers an opportunity to serve communities while building connections and developing skills through a project-based experience. View projects for the upcoming service year by visiting Our Projects page. If you have any questions, see our Fellow FAQ page.

A member of our team will review your application using our intake scoring rubric. Please consider using this resource as a guide when completing your application. 

CivicWell is an equal opportunity employer and celebrates diversity. CivicWell is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all fellows and employees. The CivicSpark program's commitment to diversity and inclusion can be found in our Racial Equity Action Plan on our website. 

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Thank you for your interest in serving a second year with AmeriCorps and CivicSpark for the 2024-25 Service Year! Complete a full application if you are interested in being considered by a different host site or both your current host site and different host sites. If you would like to only be considered for a second term with your current host site, then you will submit an abbreviated application.

SAME SITE (SUBJECT TO CHANGE): Serving for a second year at the same site is contingent on CivicWell approving the partner’s project, the project partner’s interest, and their ability to provide the additional $5,000 for a Fellow serving for a second year at their site. Partners provide this additional $5,000 as these Fellows substantially understand their agency and project and can take on greater responsibility. If interested, Fellows should discuss the opportunity to return for a second term with their site supervisor. If the site supervisor agrees, then you will submit an abbreviated application. If approved, CivicSpark Fellows returning for a second term with their same site will receive a $5,000 increase as an additional stipend provided by the program to make the overall amount $39,000 (before taxes). Note: select "same site" if you have ONLY expressed interest in returning to your current host site. If you would like to also be considered for placement at different host sites, then select "both"

DIFFERENT SITE: Fellows interested in serving at a different site will submit a full application. Upon submission, the application will be added to our entire pool of candidates routed to partners for consideration. While we assume returning Fellows will be highly desirable candidates, it is contingent on a partner's decision to extend an offer. If hired, you would receive the $34,000 stipend (before taxes) along with the incoming cohort, as from a partner perspective, you would be part of the general pool of candidates whom they would need to onboard to their organization, project, and potentially subject area. View projects for the upcoming service year by visiting Our Projects page.

All fields marked with a red * are required.


Are you applying to the same or different site for the 2024-25 service year? * *