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internship and americorps Opportunities


Families Moving Forward is excited to announce that we are partnering with the AmeriCorps VISTA program to serve as a host site. Beginning in August, AmeriCorps VISTA members will join FMF in the fight against poverty and homelessness, serving in one of four amazing positions. We are recruiting for four AmeriCorps VISTA positions which will serve for a full year beginning in August 2019. Passionate individuals are needed for these AmeriCorps VISTA positions. This is an excellent opportunity for recent college grads, retirees, those looking for experience in a new field, and all who are dedicated to serving others.

Volunteer Engagement Associate (VEA) VISTA- (

VEA VISTA member will develop recruitment strategies for Families Moving Forward to engage new volunteers and retain previous volunteers and lead Volunteer Leaders and Ambassadors projects. The VEA VISTA member will also design a process to increase volunteer relations between departments, including the restructure of the volunteer on-boarding process and volunteer recognition program.

Workforce Development Associate (WFD) VISTA – (

The WDA VISTA member will support career and academic goals of FMF guests by cultivating relationships with employers and local academic institutions. The WDA VISTA will determine academic and employment needs among guests to increase the number of guests completing licensure and degree programs, and the number of guests becoming employed.

Adult & Children’s Associate (NEST) VISTA—(

The CPA VISTA member will lead the development of programming for both adults and children residing at Families Moving Forward's shelter. CPA VISTA will be responsible for expanding programming, developing a partnership with NC Museum of Life & Science, and the Partnerships and Programs team, working directly with Children’s Services. The CPA VISTA will be responsible for designing workshop curriculum for adults, children, and teens. Additionally, the CPA VISTA will manage the after school programming for school-aged children, which includes recruiting volunteers and assembling grade appropriate material based on the NC K-12 standards.

Aftercare Programming Associate (APA) VISTA- (

The APA VISTA will support the Partnerships and Programs team by developing a sustainable aftercare program for families in permanent housing. The APA VISTA will assess the needs of families in aftercare to develop essential programs that will be offered on a weekly basis. The APA VISTA will cultivate partnerships with community providers, local businesses, and organizations to facilitate workshops; and recruit volunteers to provide childcare and dinner. The APA VISTA will also be responsible for overseeing the revitalization of the Circles of Support volunteer program.

Benefits include: a living allowance paid out bi-weekly, training opportunities and professional development, and an Education Award at the end of 12 month service.


college internships

We host several graduate and undergraduate interns from area college and universities. If you are interested in summer and/or 2019-2020 opportunities, please contact Ann Tropiano, Director of Residential and Support Services at Please, no calls unless invited for a phone interview.

Case Management Internships

  • The NEST (Neighbors Experiencing Success Together) Intern

  • Branching Out (Aftercare) Intern

Programming Internships

  • Circles of Support/Mentoring Intern

  • Counseling Intern