Nonprofit Apprenticeship - Public Allies


Cause Areas


Mon Oct 03, 2016 08:00 AM - Wed Aug 09, 2017 05:00 PM


8300 Pat Booker Rd..San Antonio, TX 78233


You must complete an application by visiting and selecting "Texas" as your primary site. No resumes or cover letters submitted through Indeed will be considered.You must complete an application by visiting and selecting "Texas" as your primary site. No resumes or cover letters submitted through Indeed will be considered.

Public Allies San Antonio is a full time AmeriCorps program hosted out of Alamo Colleges. We focus on leveraging and building upon a community's existing assets as the key to long-term economic health and prosperity. We do this by providing opportunities for community organizations and individuals from diverse backgrounds to build their capacity through a values-led, results-driven leadership practice.Allies serve in paid full-time 10 month internship positions at local nonprofits, where they create, improve, and expand services that address issues including youth development, education, public health, and economic development.In addition, Allies participate in a rigorous leadership development program in which local community leaders and experts lead workshops to build the leadership skills of Allies. Allies also participate in community building activities, contribute to community service projects, and receive individual coaching to support their professional development during their apprenticeship.

  • Service varies by position as the needs of each placement site are assessed prior to service so that a formalized position description is created. Generally, these positions work in program development/evaluation, community outreach/engagement or community assessment.
  • Attend three retreats, two of which are overnight and outside of San Antonio
  • Design, plan, and implement one Team Service Project to benefit a nonprofit and the wider community
  • Participate in National Days of Service throughout the service term
  • Plan, coordinate, and participate in bi-weekly leadership and professional training workshops to support peer development
  • At least once a month, meet outside of placement and program with designated peer team for training, goal-setting, and team-building
  • Engage in ongoing evaluation and reflection through monthly service reports, bi-weekly time logs, and a structured feedback process
  • Present on service impact during the End of Year Presentations

Additional Program Details:

  • Our program runs each year from October-August, with application process starting in March. During that time, Allies will commit 1700 hours to the community.
  • Each Ally receives a living stipend of $15,000 over the 10 month service period.
  • Work locations are across the San Antonio area
  • Scheduled for 43+ hours per week including time at the Nonprofit partner, in Trainings and Professional Development Spaces, and participating in Community Service Projects;
  • Every other Friday is spent with the Public Allies cohort for training at locations across San Antonio; some Saturdays are required for service projects.
  • Reports to Public Allies Program Manager and Site Organization Supervisor

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Service-minded with a commitment to community engagement and continuous learning
  • Strong interpersonal and large-group communication skills
  • Must be able to pass background check and obtain TX DPS level one fingerprint clearance card
  • Must be 18 years of age or older by September program start date
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Must have a High School Diploma or G.E.D. by September program start date
  • Access to reliable transportation (some, but not all, positions require a driver’s license)

Additional Benefits: Childcare assistance if eligible; $5730 Eli Segal Education award upon successful completion of service; Access to health care coverage; Student loan forbearance (for select loan types); Training; Flexible schedule depending on placement organization
Develop the following competencies: communication, creativity and problem solving, decision-making, teamwork, use of tools and technological solutions, planning, and service.
What to Consider:

  • Your current schedule and outside responsibilities
  • Your access to reliable transportation (car, public transportation, rides, etc.)
  • Your current budget
  • The community issues that you are passionate about


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Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training

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