Beyond the Dome Service Corps
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The coronavirus pandemic has brought with it unprecedented economic challenges, and the world needs the talents and energy of the Class of 2020 now more than ever.
The College of Arts & Letters has launched the Beyond the Dome Service Corps, in partnership with AmeriCorps and Notre Dame alumni, to connect recent Notre Dame graduates with hundreds of opportunities — jobs with service-focused organizations and for-profit companies.
If you're a 2020 Notre Dame graduate looking for full-time experience, we're here for you! Let us help you connect you with an opportunity that will channel your talents and energy into efforts that will make the world a better place.
Apply now to the Beyond the Dome Service Corps
These full-time AmeriCorps VISTA positions are 12-month service opportunities that build tangible leadership and project management skills.
Participants will serve with an organization or agency in a designated city, helping them develop sustainable solutions to pressing challenges. Graduates hired for these jobs could find themselves using their problem-solving skills to help fight veteran homelessness, enable low-income youth to discover career opportunities in technology through robotics, or use leadership skills to guide nonprofits on how to utilize social media to further their missions. As a VISTA member, you can make a tangible difference in people's lives while earning invaluable professional experience.
Benefits of these positions include:
- Living allowance
- Pairing with a Notre Dame alumni mentor
- $6,345 education award toward graduate school or student loans upon completion of program
- No-interest deferral of student loans
- Advantages in the federal hiring process — achieve non-competitive eligibility status
The Beyond the Dome Service Corps is also tapping into the power of the Notre Dame alumni network, asking Arts & Letters graduates from across the country to share job openings within their companies or service positions within organizations they're affiliated with. These positions will be hosted on the Meruelo Family Center for Career Development's Handshake platform and shared directly with 2020 graduates who apply to the Beyond the Dome Service Corps.
Learn more about AmeriCorps VISTA
Today, more than 45 million Americans live in poverty. Contribute your skills, talents, and motivation to change the lives of people in your hometown or in a community across the country. Join the nearly 8,000 annually who make this commitment and serve as catalysts for change.
- What is AmeriCorps VISTA?
- Benefits and how to apply
- Explore available positions
- Americorps VISTA FAQ
- VISTA COVID-19 FAQ
Service as a springboard to success
Nearly 1 in 5 Arts and Letters graduates spends a year or more doing full-time service work domestically or around the world. But service isn't a gap year — it's on-the-ground training to become a global citizen and community leader, and it's a way to develop skills and perspective that will help you be a difference-maker in any professional environment. Notre Dame alumni who do postgraduate service go on to flourish in a wide range of careers, including law, medicine, government, business, and nonprofit administration.
“My role at Facebook now is an extension of the model I used during my service, where you have to listen to people who are living with these issues and understand all the parts to come up with solutions. Service was a chance to do something more intentional and radical than I could later in life. It helped me set a goal of making sure that what I do from 9 to 5 is not different from what I want to be as a person.” — Kaitlin Sullivan '10, content policy manager at Facebook