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ALA-MA member Mitch assisting with citizenship applications, 2017.

How to Apply

The ALA-MA 2021–2022 application is open!
Info and link below. 

July 2021 update: We are continuing to accept applications until all of our positions are filled. Scroll through our Partners page for the latest information about what positions are still available.

AmeriCorps Legal Advocates of Massachusetts (ALA-Massachusetts) is seeking 36 AmeriCorps fellows to serve in 2021-2022. This is a full-time service position, requiring 1,700 hours over 46 weeks from September 9, 2021 to July 29, 2022. To find out about where our members serve, check out our Partner Page. 

In order to be eligible for ALA-Massachusetts, candidates must: 

  • Be 17 years of age or over; 
  • Be a U.S. citizen or a legal permanent resident; and
  • Have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree.

ALA-Massachusetts is looking for applicants who have an interest in poverty law, a commitment to service, and strong communications skills. Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian-Creole, and other foreign language speakers preferred.

Selected candidates will have to pass a three-part criminal background check in order to serve.

Applications are accepted online only and must include a cover letter, resume, and transcript. ALA-Massachusetts is highly competitive and cannot place every applicant. Applications will be accepted starting March 1, 2021, and the deadline for priority consideration is March 31, 2021. Starting in April, applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. 

Due to COVID-19, it is possible that the program will provide a hybrid of remote and in-person service. ALA-MA is committed to putting member and client safety first, and will accommodate those who are high risk. Selected candidates must be living to Massachusetts or a neighboring state by September, 2021, despite the possibility of some remote service.

To apply to serve with ALA-Massachusetts, please complete this form

ALA-Massachusetts is an equal opportunity project, available to all, without regard to race, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, political affiliation, or religion. We are committed to the inclusion of people with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations for interviews and service placement upon request.

All placements are contingent on a federal funding award made in June, 2021.