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Becoming a Corps Member

How to Apply

Applications are not currently available. If you are interested in applying, check back here for more information about the next application period in Fall 2014

Children's Corps is seeking dedicated and passionate individuals to join the growing team of individuals who are working to improve outcomes for New York City's vulnerable children and families!

Our admissions process is designed to help us identify the applicants who are the right fit for child welfare work. We also want Children’s Corps to be the right fit for our candidates, so we encourage interested applicants to read through all our information and spend time on a thoughtful application.

Applicants must submit an online application by one of the admission deadlines listed below. You may only submit one application per year.

While you should choose a deadline based on the timeline that works best for you, there are specific advantages to selecting an earlier deadline, including:

Applicants will only be notified if accepted or waitlisted for an interview.

At this time, interviews are only held in New York City. If you are invited for an interview, you must submit a transcript (official or unofficial) and two letters of recommendation (at least one must be written by a professional contact - i.e. job, internship, volunteer). We strongly advise that all applicants identify and make arrangements for your recommendations as soon as possible in case you are invited for an interview. There is not much time between the application deadlines and the interview dates, and some of your recommendations may need a little more notice. If you are selected into Children's Corps, the agencies that members are placed in will require a third recommendation. We suggest that you be prepared to call upon this third reference when the placement process begins.

Please note that interviews consist of a group interview in the morning and an individual interview in the afternoon. Because candidates will be scheduled in various timeslots for the individual interview throughout the afternoon, every candidate should plan for an entire day of interviews.

If you are accepted into the Corps, you will agree to commit two years to Children's Corps and you will be required to attend four weeks of unpaid training during the summer before commencing work at your placement agencies.

Click here for: RECOMMENDATION FORM Application Timetable