Help Deliver Justice in Alaska!


Cause Areas


Tue Jan 02, 2018 - Fri Nov 30, 2018


900 W 5th AveAnchorage, AK 99501


Figuring out what to do after college, or changing careers? Want to spend a year making a difference? Always dreamed of an Alaskan adventure?

The Alaska Public Defender Agency is currently recruiting AmeriCorps members to serve in offices across the state as Social Service Coordinators. Both rural and urban placements are available. In this position, you will work one-on-one with Public Defender Agency clients. You will develop relationships, teach financial literacy, help clients access resources, and accompany them to court hearings. You will be on the front lines, working alongside dedicated colleagues to make a difference in the lives of some of Alaska’s most vulnerable residents. This is a wonderful opportunity both to see the legal system up close and to experience Alaska as a member of a dedicated, outgoing working team. Ideal opportunity for pre-law or social work students, though all interested and qualified candidates are invited to apply!

For more detail on the Public Defender Agency position, and to apply, please visit: This page takes you to the Alaska Public Defender Agency's listing on the national My AmeriCorps website. To apply to this opportunity, you will need to register and create a My AmeriCorps profile.

If you have additional questions about the program or about applying through My AmeriCorps, please email Hannah Newman, Program Coordinator, at

Information on AmeriCorps:

AmeriCorps is a national service program engaging more than 70,000 members annually. Participants devote a year of their lives to intensive service. In return, they receive a modest living allowance, healthcare, childcare if eligible, forbearance of federal student loans, and an education award (equivalent to the current maximum amount of a Pell Grant) that can be used toward paying off student loans or toward future educational expenses. For more information on AmeriCorps, please visit:


  • Financial Literacy
  • Case Work / Management
  • Customer Service

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 11 months of full-time service
  • High school diploma or equivalent; US citizen/permanent resident

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