How to Apply and Eligibility:


MPL AmeriCorps members will help young people develop a love of reading, increase information literacy skills, and establish relationships with youth that bridge the gap between in and out of school learning.

Members are near-peer leaders who will serve in three unique spaces:

  • School: facilitate 1-2 information literacy classes per day for students at up to four Milwaukee area schools
  • MPL branch: lead after school homework help and run an activity with youth at a local library branch
  • Summer: support summer reading and learning throughout the city at community organizations

Conditions of Employment

  • Individuals who serve with MPL AmeriCorps must provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (ie. received both doses of the Moderna or Pfizer, or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine) or have an approved religious or medical accommodation within ten business days of their start date.
  • A car is required for this position
  • This is a full-time, 11-month national service term (1700 hours total accrued September 2022-July 2023, approximately 40-45 hours per week).

Minimum Requirements

  • Have a high school diploma before the start of the service year
  • Be at least 18 years old at the start of the service year
  • Be a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States
  • Pass a National Service Criminal History Check
  • Valid driver's license, use of an automobile, and current auto insurance

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience (or high interest) in education, working with youth, information literacy, and STEM programming
  • Undergraduate degree

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other Characteristics

  • Ability to relate well to and communicate well with people of various ages and from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds
  • Able to work accurately under pressure both independently and in a team-based environment
  • Experience using Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Power Point and Publisher)
  • Comfortable with data collection and ongoing tracking of information
  • Uses successful organization and time management strategies
  • Desire to be of service to others

Current Salary

Members will get a living stipend of $20,000 for the service term, paid biweekly in equal installments.

In addition to receiving your AmeriCorps living stipend, members have access to many benefits including:

  • Health insurance
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Cell phone stipend
  • Childcare
  • Education award of $6,495.00 upon successful completion of the program
  • Certifications in first aid, youth mental health, and food safety
  • Life after AmeriCorps training and planning
  • Professional skills development
  • 10 PAID holidays off
  • 10 PAID personal days off
  • And more!

Selection Process

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Applicants should expect to hear about next steps within one week of submitting their application.

Additional Information

How to apply