Application Process

HOW TO APPLY

In order to ensure that our program is the right fit for our candidates, the application process to join Children’s Corps is an intensive four-step process. The process is designed to allow you to share with us your passions, strengths, areas for growth, and dedication to the field of child welfare.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Step 1: Carefully read all program information 
Step 2: Submit online application
Step 3: Interviews
Step 4: Selection

STEP 1: CAREFULLY READ ALL PROGRAM INFORMATION

Child welfare work isn’t for everyone. We believe that working on the front line of child welfare is vital work and we hold our Corps members to the highest standards.  In order to learn more about child welfare work, interested applicants should carefully read through all the resources provided.

STEP 2: APPLICATIONS

Applications will be submitted electronically. You are limited to submitting one application per year. 

The Children’s Corps application is currently closed. The 2020 application will open December 2019. Please check back then. 

STEP 3: INTERVIEWS

After submitting your application, we will review it and determine if you will be invited for an interview. Interviews must be done in person and are only conducted in NYC. Only accepted or waitlisted applicants will be notified for an interview. If you are invited for an interview, you will be asked to submit an unofficial transcript and three letters of recommendation.

Recommenders can access the recommendation form using the link below:

The Recommendation Portal is closed. It will reopen along with the 2020 application.

STEP 4: SELECTION

Offers to join Children’s Corps will be made within three weeks following your interview date. Candidates who accept the program’s offer will be required to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) which outlines program commitment, policies, procedures, and expectations. Signing the MOU signifies the candidate’s commitment to Children’s Corps. This includes four weeks of unpaid pre-service training in NYC, and a two year commitment to working with children and families in one of our partner agencies.

Each year, the Children’s Corps program is fortunate to find many quality candidates, making it challenging to place everyone. The program will waitlist candidates and will contact waitlisted candidates if a spot opens.