Academic Opportunities

AmeriCorps and VISTA Members interested in integrating their national service experience with university coursework to earn graduate level credits for non-degree and potentially transferable graduate credit can do so through the Nonprofit Administration Online Program.  This program consists of academic courses that can be taken individually or as a series in pursuit of a professional certificate in nonprofit administration.  Course examples include Strategic Planning, Board Management, Volunteer Management and Grantwriting.  Each 2-credit course costs $385 regardless of residency.

Full-time AmeriCorps and VISTA Members are also eligible to earn 4 credits through a nonprofit internship which provides students the opportunity to observe and examine a concrete, practical, hands-on experience at the service site.  With this academic opportunity, the student’s national service experience will shift and change as they grow to appreciate and contextualize their individual work and the work of the host organization within a larger framework. In addition, students may understand more clearly their own particular motivations for national service work and how these motivations ultimately influence the decisions and choices the students make in their daily routine over the course of the year. The 4-credit Internship course costs $435 regardless of residency.

AmeriCorps Education Awards are accepted for courses taken through the Nonprofit Administration Online Program! It is important to note however that students do have to pay for courses up front and get reimbursed via the Education Award.  For more information, please contact Laura Fellin.