Public Allies New York Apprenticeship Program

Public Allies New York

Public Allies offers a 10-month apprenticeship program through our partnership with AmeriCorps, where leaders (known as Allies) serve in full-time positions at local NYC nonprofits. Allies receive training in leadership and professional development and join our Public Allies national network of alumni upon graduation.

Our signature 10-month, full-time AmeriCorps program places young leaders (18 and up) with local nonprofit organizations in the city. Our program is informed by growing evidence that volunteerism is a key pathway to civic participation and economic well-being for young adults. Each year we recruit a class of Allies from diverse neighborhoods, backgrounds, and identities, to serve, work, learn, and grow together in a supportive community.

What’s Public Allies?

Over the past 20 years, Public Allies New York, in partnership with AmeriCorps, has been dedicated to creating a more just and equitable society with diverse leadership to sustain it.

2019-2020 Program:

Join the Movement. Serve Your Cause.

Allies serve in full-time apprenticeship positions at local nonprofits, where they create, improve and expand services that address issues including youth development, education, public health, economic development, and the environment.

Since 1992, thousands of committed leaders have changed their lives through Public Allies. You could be next!

You can gain valuable leadership skills
Receive personalized coaching to pursue your career goals
Build relationships with a diverse network of local leaders
Participate in a national movement of leaders working for social change
Prepare for Your Future by Serving With Us!

As an Ally you will:

Serve full-time (42.5 hours per week for 10 months)at nonprofit and community-based organizations, while receiving valuable leadership and professional training
Receive $20,000 over the course of the program, access to health care and child care, and student loan deferment
Obtain a $6,095 Segal Education Award upon successful completion of the program (used for existing student loans or future tuition payments)
Receive individual coaching to support your professional development
Engage in community building activities and lead team service projects
Program Qualifications

To be selected for our apprenticeship program, you must meet the following eligibility requirements:

Be at least 18 years old by program start date
Have at minimum a high school diploma or equivalent
Must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. national or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States
Satisfactorily completed a previous term of service (if there is one)
Must pass a National Service Criminal History Check
Must be committed to developing personally and professionally

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Opportunity type



Experienced (Non-manager)

Job function

  • Corp. Responsibility and Sustainability
  • Editorial/Writing
  • Education / Teaching
  • Facilities Management
  • People/Human Resources
  • Product Design/ Management
  • Project/ Program Management

Areas of impact

  • Environment
  • Social Sector
  • Equality