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Student Member Program

Access our FAQ, program timeline, and testimonials here

JusticeCorps recruits 70+ college students every year for our student member program. Students commit to an intensive 300 hours in Self-Help Centers throughout the Bay Area, helping litigants with legal information for their family and civil law cases. Members are required to serve a minimum of 8 hours per week at their assigned service location. In order to be eligible for the program, you must be a student who will be enrolled in one of our six partner universities or three community colleges during the academic year. Our partner schools are  California State University-East Bay, San Francisco State University, San José State University, Santa Clara University, Stanford University, University of California-Berkeley, College of San Mateo, Cañada College, and Skyline College. Members may qualify for travel reimbursement and a $1,342 AmeriCorps education award upon completion of their service hours.                                                                               

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Requirements:

- Applicants need to be US citizens or permanent residents.

- Applicants must be enrolled during the academic year for which they apply at one of our seven partner colleges and universities.

- Applicants must pass a LiveScan fingerprint background check and an AmeriCorps background check

- Prospective JusticeCorps members must have at least a 2.5 GPA

- Student Member Application Deadline: February 25th, 2021

- Please review the COVID-19 Selection Statement prior to starting your application

Applications for the'21-22 Student Memberships are now closed.

Applications for the '22-'23 program year will be posted in December 2021.

Please contact our director dsiskind@alameda.courts.ca.gov if you have any questions or concerns.

 

Fellowship Program

Access our FAQ, program timeline, and testimonials here

JusticeCorps recruits 8 university graduates (and graduating seniors) annually to serve self-represented litigants in Alameda County (Hayward), Santa Clara County (San Jose), San Francisco County (San Francisco), and San Mateo County (Redwood City & South San Francisco). Fellows do not have to be from one of our partnering universities. All fellows participate in an Orientation and begin their service in late August, as well as attend a program-wide Orientation and training when our part-time members start (usually a month later, in September). The responsibilities of our fellows may vary between the different counties where they are placed. But all fellows act as a leader for their site's part-time members and continue to assist litigants. Interested applicants will need to have graduated from an accredited university or be a graduating senior by August of the program start date. Fellows receive $27,000 stipend dispersed biweekly and a $10,000** education award.

Fellows are also eligible to receive free health insurance and childcare benefits.

**In the 2019-2020 program year Governor Gavin Newsom announced the California For All Education Award (CFA). The CFA is a supplemental education award given to all full-time AmeriCorps members (including JusticeCorps Fellows) who served in the 2019-20 program year. This award is added to the value of the AmeriCorps Segal Education award to bring the total value of the Fellow’s education awards to $10,000. The state has granted approval to continue the CFA supplemental education award, however, it is still subject to state budget appropriations. 

Requirements:

- Applicants need to be US citizens or permanent residents.

- Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree

- Applicants must pass a LiveScan fingerprint background check and an AmeriCorps background check

- Fellowship Application Deadline: February 15th, 2021

Applications for the '21-22 Fellowship are now closed.

Applications for the '22-'23 program year will be posted in December 2021.

Please contact our director dsiskind@alameda.courts.ca.gov if you have any questions or concerns.

 

Summer Internship

Access our FAQ, program timeline, and testimonials here

In conjunction with the Superior Courts of California & Bay Area Legal Aid, for those looking for summer opportunities working in a similar setting as the JusticeCorps program, we encourage to look into the Access 2 Justice Summer Program. You can learn more about the program on the Access to Justice website linked below. If you have any questions about the application process or encounter technical difficulties, please contact Amelia Gallay at agallay@alameda.courts.ca.gov 

 

Campus Representative

If you are a JusticeCorps Alum still enrolled at one of our partner universities and would like to continue being involved in the JusticeCorps program, please contact Jake Jimenez at jjimenez2@alameda.courts.ca.gov for more information on the University Representative position.

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