As an intern & AmeriCorps member with Communities In Schools of San Antonio’s (CIS-SA) AmeriCorps program, you will gain hands-on experience with at-risk students in the school environment. Through the AmeriCorps program, we are preparing the next generation of social services professionals for success through supervision with a highly qualified Supervisor, a robust menu of training offerings, and intentional professional development. Check out the sections below to learn more about our AmeriCorps position, member benefits, and qualifications. Click here to learn more about our national AmeriCorps benefits.

As an AmeriCorps Member/Intern with CIS-SA you will:

  • Complete an orientation and participate in ongoing trainings,

  • Serve the minimum hours required for your selected service term.

  • Be placed at one high-need public school under an experienced Supervisor who meets your university requirements.

  • Provide intentional supportive guidance services to 5 to 10 economically disadvantaged students who are at risk of dropping out of school.

  • Facilitate at least one group to address common barriers among students.

  • Coordinate services within the CIS-SA Six Components, including Supportive Guidance and Counseling, Health and Human Services, Parent and Family Engagement, College and Career Readiness, Enrichment, and Academic Support.

  • Attend a community service event.

Why Serve with CIS-SA?

  • This rewarding experience is a great way to get hands-on professional experience in the field of social work and counseling while earning benefits through the AmeriCorps grant funding. You will develop knowledge and skills that are valued by future employers, such as critical thinking, problem-solving, and time management while making a real difference in students’ lives.

What Qualifications are needed for this position? 

Desired Skills and Background

  • Working toward a bachelor’s or master’s degree in social work, counseling, family studies, or other human services field. 

  • Possess a desire and ability to work with underserved youth. 

  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment. 

  • Good written and oral communication skills.

  • Relationship-building skills. 

To be Eligible, Applicants Must: 

  • Be 17 years or older.

  • Hold one of the following citizenship statuses: US citizen, US National, Lawful Permanent Resident Aliens. 

  • Pass a national service criminal history check (FBI fingerprinting, state of service check, and national sex offender registry check). 

  • Received a high school diploma or its equivalent. 

  • Must commit to completing the required hours for their term in-person, during school hours. 

If you have any questions, please get in touch with Sarah M. Kuntz at or 210-520-8440 x257.

CIS-SA is strongly committed to complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act and other federal and state legislation designed to ensure equal employment opportunities for persons with disabilities. 
CIS-SA prohibits discrimination against applicants, contractors, and visitors based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic characteristics, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. CIS-SA strives to provide a work environment free from all forms of unlawful discrimination, as it is prohibited and will not be tolerated.