Apply to Become a Reading Assist Fellow

Reading Assist is currently recruiting fellows for the 2022-23 service year, with training sessions beginning August 15, 2022 and September 6, 2022.

Read our position description and fill in the fields below to apply.

To apply for our six-month mid-year fellowship for the current 2021-22 school year, fill out the mid-year application here.

  • Contact Information

  • Other Information

    • Full-time Reading Assist Fellows serve in their schools from approximately 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Monday-Friday
    • Part-time Reading Assist Fellows serve in schools from either 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Monday-Friday (Note: training for part-time fellows is full-time.)
  • Program Eligibility

  • Reading Assist Fellows receive a modest living allowance:
    • Full time members: $700 biweekly, preta
    • Half time members: $475 biweekly, pretax
    Please carefully consider any available supports that may help you fulfill a service-year commitment. We recommend using a free online tax calculator to estimate the amount you'll receive after required local, state, and federal taxes are deducted.

    We seek dedicated applicants who are willing to serve both the students and the community. While you do not need teaching experience, you must be ready to commit to students who will see you as a tutor, teacher, mentor and dependable presence in their lives. As a Reading Assist Fellow, you will be expected to:
    • Communicate with coaches, school liaisons, and Reading Assist staff in a timely and professional manner
    • Maintain records as required including student attendance, student data and AmeriCorps hours.
    • Become an integral member of the school community.
    • Be willing to work with children who may have behavioral challenges in addition to academic needs.
    • Demonstrate resilience, adaptability and professionalism.
    • Be open to constructive feedback.
    • Become an integral member of the AmeriCorps Community and participating in all AmeriCorps trainings, events, and projects.
  • If you have a previous criminal conviction or criminal adjudication, it does not necessarily disqualify you from consideration, depending on the circumstances. However, intentional misrepresentation or omission of criminal history is grounds for disqualification.

    Please provide any additional information that may appear on your criminal history record. Please do not include parking tickets, minor traffic violations, etc.
  • Please Note: Though you may serve up to four terms with AmeriCorps, you may not be eligible for the Education Award for all four terms.
  • Personal Statement

  • Education Experience

  • Include name, grad year, degree/major, city, state
  • Professional/Service Experience

    Please include any professional and/or volunteer experiences that contributed to your skill set, such as: full- or part-time paid jobs or volunteer roles, leadership positions in clubs or organizations, AmeriCorps or other service positions, self-employment, internships/fellowships, full-time parenting.
  • Include company, description job title, city, full/part time, paid/unpaid, accomplishments.
  • Include company, description job title, city, full/part time, paid/unpaid, accomplishments.
  • Reading Assist recommends against full-time employment and that fellows enroll in no more than one or two college classes during their service term. The time required for those outside commitments will negatively affect a fellow's ability to participate in required after-school training sessions and meetings, as well as self-care.
  • References

    At least 2 professional references are required. We do not consider friends or family members professional references. Acceptable relationships include: professor/teacher, advisor, supervisor, co-worker, mentor, coach, etc.