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AmeriCorps Members helping to distribute food to IISTL clients on MLK service day.

The International Institute has been a participating organization in AmeriCorps program for over 10 years. Each spring we post openings for positions that begin in August. Being an AmeriCorps member is another way that you can help.

AmeriCorps, a federal agency, brings people together to tackle the country’s most pressing challenges through national service and volunteering. AmeriCorps members serve with organizations dedicated to the improvement of communities. AmeriCorps helps make service to others a cornerstone of our national culture. Find out more about AmeriCorps.

The benefits of being an AmeriCorps:

  • Living allowance
  • Money for college and trade school
  • Loan deferment and interest forbearance
  • Professional development
  • Alumni network

Summer Vista Openings

IISTL Teen Program Summer VISTA

IISTL Teen Programs SA VISTA will meet the educational and social needs of students in the International Institute’s Teen Summer Learning and Refugee Youth Mentoring programs. Click here for more information.

IISTL Global Farm Summer VISTA

To provide New American farmers long term security to grow food for their families utilizing virtual platforms for training and sharing resources and to build capacity for data access. Click here for more information.


To help newly arrived refugees acclimate to their new culture and transition to Adult ESOL classes. Click here for more information.

IISTL Community Response Summer VISTA

IISTL Community Response VISTA will provide COVID relief resources and improve access to vaccination events while promoting health and safety to clients across all programs at IISTL. Click here for more information.

IISTL Citizenship Education Summer VISTA

To provide classes to immigrants and refugees seeking to obtain U.S. Citizenship and support adult learners through tutoring and individual mock citizenship interviews / assessments. Click here for more information.