Academic AmeriCorps

Academic AmeriCorps is an ACE internship with a credit-bearing course at Siena College. Students focus their internship work on a social justice issue involving an underserved population. Students who participate in the program will gain recognition as part of a national network of AmeriCorps Volunteers and gain a better understanding of how their work connects to fighting poverty in the Capital Region.


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Connect Your Academics with Community Engagement

  • Gain hands-on, real world experience for your future career or graduate school
  • Be a part of the national AmeriCorps network
  • Receive an AmeriCorps Education Award eligible ($1,132 for 300-hour term or $1,415 for 450-hour term)

What You Need to Know

All Academic AmeriCorps interns are required to complete an online quiz during the Academic Enrollment period, fill out an enrollment packet and attend Academic AmeriCorps seminars. The following is the list of requirements:

  • Online Orientation: Take a one-hour online orientation (link will be sent in the beginning of the academic year).
  • Complete Enrollment Packet: Fill out enrollment at the Academic Community Engagement Office (Moore House, 1st floor). Please bring a valid copy of your Passport or your Social Security Card and valid Driver's License. Any hours completed before online orientation and enrollment packet cannot be counted toward an AmeriCorps Award.
  • Create BWBRS Account: Set up Bonner Web Based Reporting System (BWBRS) account
  • Attend Sessions: Attend all Academic AmeriCorps sessions during the academic year.

For More Information

If you have any questions about the Academic AmeriCorps program, contact ACE Assistant Director Dr. Ruth Kassel.