The CUNY Service Corps is a strong University pipeline for diverse talent into New York City’s public sector, having provided thousands of CUNY students with paid work experiences in community-based organizations and government agencies since the program’s launch in 2013. The Service Corps mobilizes students to work on projects that improve the civic, economic, and environmental sustainability of New York City.
The application for the 2020-2021 academic year is now open. Click here to apply today! The deadline to apply is April 19th, 2020.
Only students who will be enrolled in Hostos Community College, John Jay College, LaGuardia Community College, New York City College of Technology, and Queens College in the fall of 2020 will be able to participate in the CUNY Service Corps Program.
To be eligible for the CUNY Service Corps, you must:
- Be working toward a degree at one of the 5 participating CUNY colleges (Hostos Community College, John Jay College, LaGuardia Community College, NY College of Technology, Queens College)
- Be enrolled full-time (at least 12 credits for undergraduate and 9 credits for graduate students) in spring 2020 and plan to enroll full-time during the 2020-2021 academic year
- Have a cumulative Grade Point Average of at least 2.5*
- Have earned at least 24 college credits by the end of summer 2020 (12 college credits for community college students)*
- Have addressed any remedial education needs prior to beginning fall 2020 classes
- Have the proper work authorization required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
- The Service Corps is a one-year commitment and opportunity for CUNY students. Past or current Service Corps members may not reapply.
*NOTE: Community college students with under 24 credits must have a GPA of at least 3.0. Community college students with 24 credits or above can have a 2.5 GPA.
In addition, the CUNY Service Corps is interested in applicants who demonstrate that they:
- Want to be part of a special and important program that will make a difference in the lives of New Yorkers
- Are interested in helping people, neighborhoods, and/or organizations
- Can balance work in the CUNY Service Corps with college studies and other co-curricular commitments
- Show promise as a leader and a problem-solver
- Are able to work as a member of a team