AmeriCorps Alumni Sought for Prestigious Eli Segal Fellowship

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 
Jul 15, 2009

Washington, DC - The Corporation for National and Community Service is seeking applications from former AmeriCorps members who are interested in serving as the 2009-2010 Eli Segal Fellow, a year-long leadership opportunity to help advance national service policy, operations, and strategy from the Office of the CEO at Corporation headquarters.

This prestigious fellowship was created in 2006 to honor the legacy of Eli Segal, who was a key architect of the 1993 national service legislation and served as the first CEO of the Corporation from 1993 to 1995. Segal died in February 2006.

The fellowship is open to AmeriCorps alumni who have demonstrated exceptional leadership, drive, and commitment to national service, and who are committed to advancing the mission and goals of the Corporation. The duties of the selected fellow will include helping to advance the mission of national service and the strategic goals of the Corporation while working closely with the CEO on projects that benefit the national service field.

The 2009-2010 fellow will serve at moment of strong momentum for the Corporation and the larger service and volunteering movement. President Obama has made service a central cause of the Presidency and has called on all Americans to make service a part of their daily lives. The President's strong focus has resulted in several early achievements, including record turnout on the Martin Luther King Day of Service, Recovery Act funding to support 13,000 new AmeriCorps members, passage of the landmark Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, and the launch of the United We Serve initiative.

The fellowship offers the opportunity for career development and gaining a first-hand understanding of national service and the workings of a Federal agency. The fellowship will last for a term of not more than 13 months beginning in September 2009 and includes a $27,000 salary, plus benefits.

Eligible applicants for the fellowship include all AmeriCorps alums who served full-time in the past three years. Exceptions to the three-year limit may be made for candidates who have been in school full-time since serving in AmeriCorps, or who have been in military or other national service such as the Peace Corps. The Segal family will be represented in the selection process.

The deadline to apply for the Eli Segal Fellowship is July 31. For further information, application instructions, and frequently asked questions, please visit: www.nationalservice.gov/pdf/09_0713_eli_segal.htm. For questions, please email elisegalfellowship@cns.gov. Visit https://applicationmanager.gov/Login.aspx?VacancyID=263049 to apply online.

Also, on July 23, 2009, there will be a conference call dedicated to answering questions about the fellowship from 4 PM to 5 PM Eastern Time.

Call Date: July 23, 2009
Call Time:  4:00pm Eastern Time
Duration:  1 hour
Toll Free Number:  888-769-9419
Pass Code:  9527552

Media Contact

Samantha Jo Warfield
(202) 606-6775
sjwarfield@cns.gov

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