General FAQs

  • What is ServiceCorps?

ServiceCorps, a nonprofit organization, is the first cross-sector national service organization. Our mission is to build and mobilize a lifelong community of courageous leaders to advance the movement for opportunity equity. We empower emerging leaders to secure and defer their post-college job offers at leading corporations, while serving one year at the finest nonprofit and public organizations.

At ServiceCorps, we envision a future where the most talented emerging leaders engage in society's most difficult challenges in the first year of their careers and continue to impact community change in their future corporate positions.

  • How does ServiceCorps work?

ServiceCorps partners with leading corporations that nominate potential ServiceCorps applicants from their incoming undergraduate hires. Upon selection by ServiceCorps, Fellows "secure and defer" their jobs to serve full-time at well-known and respected nonprofit organizations.

After a year of service and rigorous leadership development training provided by ServiceCorps, Fellows return to their corporate sponsors as more mature, socially-engaged employees who are poised to make greater contributions to their companies and communities.

  • How does the partnership work?

ServiceCorps utilizes a cost-sharing model with approximately 50% of the cost of supporting a Fellow provided by our corporate sponsors. Our nonprofit partners contribute approximately 30% of the cost for a Fellow. ServiceCorps covers the remaining balance through philanthropy and fundraising.

  • Which kinds of nonprofit organizations fit our criteria of ServiceCorps Certified?

We seek placement organizations that fit the following criteria:

  • High-Performing, High-Impact: We work with large and small, old and new nonprofit organizations that excel in professionalism, efficiency, and results.
  • Fellow Experience: We work with organizations that can provide Fellows with a nurturing environment that challenges, supports, and empowers their passion and talents.
  • Skin In The Game: We work with organizations that can make a modest financial contribution to ServiceCorps.

 

  • Who is the ServiceCorps relevant to?

ServiceCorps is a cross sector national service program bridging the gap between the for profit and nonprofit sector. ServiceCorps' network includes: leading corporations who embody the values of the millennial generation and believe that the best way to create sustainable change and strengthen our communities is through collaboration with the nonprofit and public sectors; top college grads who are poised to make an impact on day one of their career and every year thereafter; and high-impact nonprofits that choose to utilize top college grads and deploy them as a valuable member of their team as a full-time employees.

  • Do I need to apply to be a part of the ServiceCorps Nonprofit Placement Process?

While you can browse and search for our Fellows to fill positions with your organization, you will need to apply to become ServiceCorps Certified in order to be approved to host a Fellow(s).

  • What access do nonprofits get when they become ServiceCorps Certified?

As an organization that is ServiceCorps Certified, you will have access to our restricted site that holds all materials relevant to the placement process and being a host organization. ServiceCorps will compile your provided information into a profile and help match you with Fellows that we believe are the best fit at your organization. You will also have full access to review all of our Fellows and decide which Fellows you would like to be linked to.

  • Where will Fellows be located?

We currently have placements with our partners in Boston and New York City.

  • How will performance be measured during ServiceCorps?

Performance reviews are essential and required for Fellows. Nonprofits will be utilizing their HR internal evaluations for regular full-time employees when conducting reviews with Fellows. ServiceCorps believes in transparency and asks for copies of all evaluations.

  • Will Fellows be placed with other Fellows at nonprofits or could they be the only Fellow working for an organization?

Fellows may be placed with or without other Fellows at their nonprofit organization. Fellows will participate in a bi-monthly professional development course with all Fellows in their city.

  • What is the connection Fellows will have to their corporate sponsor while completing their ServiceCorps?

Following the year of service, sponsored ServiceCorps Fellows are expected to report for work at their respective corporate sponsors where they will join the newly hired undergraduate class one year later. Although Fellows are not contractually-bound to their corporate sponsor, ServiceCorps requires Fellows to work full-time for one year following their year of service at their sponsor in order to graduate from the ServiceCorps Fellowship. Fellows will also be provided with a mentor from their corporate sponsors to help ease transition into future role.

  • If I am having a technical problem or any other types of problems-what should I do?

You may reach out to us with an email directly to ben@servicecorps.org and we will respond in a timely fashion.

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