University Career Center

There are a variety of non-profit organizations that offer fellowships/programs focused on educational access and opportunity. Corps members work underserved students in a variety of educational settings.  These programs are designed for those interested short-term opportunities in education


AmeriCorps NCCC
The mission of AmeriCorps NCCC is to strengthen communities and develop leaders through direct, team-based national and community service. In partnership with non-profits—secular and faith based, local municipalities, state governments, federal government, national or state parks, Indian Tribes and schools members complete service projects throughout the region they are assigned. AmeriCorps NCCC requires an intensive, 10-month commitment

Citizen Schools
The National Teaching Fellowship is a two-year leadership development program, focused on delivering Citizen Schools’ curriculum to middle school students across the country.  Teaching Fellows teach in the expanded day, serve in specialized roles on their campuses and in their regions, and engage in the Citizen Schools community at large.

City Year
At City Year’s 23 locations across the United States, teams of diverse young people called corps members serve full-time in schools for 10 months working to improve student attendance, behavior and course performance in English and math.

Health Corps Coordinators
HealthCorps is a national service and peer mentoring initiative. In high schools, HealthCorps “Coordinators” empower teens in underserved populations to make simple lifestyle changes to enhance their well-being and resilience and take the message to friends, families and neighbors.

MATCH Corps is a one-year Urban Education fellowship program. Elite recent college graduates from excellent universities across the country commit one year to public service in Boston.  They are assigned 6-7 MATCH students at the beginning of the year, with whom they work in small group or 1-on-1 tutorials over the course each day, doing close academic support and building relationships.  They receive a modest living stipend and housing in a dorm on the top floor of our school.

Michigan College Advising Corps.
The MCAC recruits and trains a diverse group of recent UM college graduates to work full-time as college advisers in underserved high schools throughout Michigan for one or two years following graduation. These advisers serve as an important resource for the schools as they assist high school students navigate every aspect of the college-going process.

Playworks is a national nonprofit organization that supports learning by providing safe, healthy and inclusive play and physical activity to low-income schools at recess and throughout the entire school day.  Program coordinators are full-time positions, responsible for planning and implementing play and physical activity programming during recess, in school and outside of school hours at a public school

Public Allies
We identify talented young adults from diverse and under-represented backgrounds who have a passion to make a difference, and we help them turn that passion into a viable career path.  Allies become leaders who can engage and unite people of all backgrounds, lead effective projects and organizations, and commit long-term to create a more just society with opportunity for all

Teach for America
Teach For America is the national corps of recent college graduates and professionals of all academic majors and career interests who commit two years to teach in urban and rural public schools and become leaders in the effort to expand educational opportunity.