Children's Voice Jan/Feb 2009

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Finding Funds

Funding an internship program can be a challenge, especially when the program is just getting off the ground. Here are three resources that may prove helpful; for more information, see Shelly Cryer's book, The Nonprofit Career Guide.

AmeriCorps*ProCorps is an AmeriCorps initiative administered by American Humanics that places students and alumni of AH-affiliated campuses in paid AmeriCorps positions as volunteer coordinators and at-risk youth workers. AH ProCorps members can serve in full-time (1700 hours), half-time (900 hours), or quarter-time (450 hours) positions and earn an AmeriCorps Education Award of up to $4,725. The education award may be used for future tuition expenses or applied to federal student loans already incurred. Visit

The federal government recommends that colleges allow Federal Work Study students to work off-campus in community service positions. Currently, schools are required to spend 7% of their total allocation on such positions. Some schools may require off-campus employers to contribute up to 25% of the wages, but others fully subsidize them. Federal Work Study programs are managed by different departments on different campuses-organizations interested in participating might start at the office of financial aid or career services. Visit

The NextGen Leaders Program is a competitive academic award administered by American Humanics for students enrolled in the AH program. NextGen Leaders receive a stipend of $4,500 during the internship, along with access to a network of nonprofit leaders serving as mentors. By 2012, AH will recognize 1,000 students with the NextGen Leaders award. Of the 250 NextGen Leaders recognized to date, nearly 50% are students of color. Visit

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