AmeriCorps Utah STEM Initiative

AmeriCorps STEM Specialists: Connecting Students with STEM

Through the AmeriCorps Utah STEM Initiative, the Utah Afterschool Network has the exciting opportunity to place qualified STEM Specialists in schools and afterschool programs at a reduced cost to your organization. 

Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education engages youth in real-world problem solving, develops effective communication skills, encourages creative thinking, and builds resilience in the face of challenges. 

AmeriCorps STEM Specialists provide fun, engaging STEM sessions for young people aged 5-18 throughout northern Utah. Through participating in hands-on activities like engineering challenges, coding tutorials, and lab experiments, students dive into a wide variety of topics that foster confidence and competence in the STEM field.

With the widespread integration of technology in the workplace and a rapidly growing number of high-paying jobs in the tech sector, STEM education prepares students for bright futures in any career path they pursue.

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What is AmeriCorps?

americorps logoAmeriCorps is the only federal agency for community service and volunteerism, engaging adults in public service work with a goal of helping others and meeting critical needs in the community. 

AmeriCorps members commit to full-time or part-time positions different from standard employment. These members provide a minimum number of service hours during their term of service. In return, they earn a bi-weekly living stipend and are eligible to receive the Segall AmeriCorps Education Award upon completion of their service.


Are you a program interested in bringing on a STEM Specialist?

To get started, reach out to the AmeriCorps Program Director, Zoë Zulauf at .

Based on the timeline of your programming and how many hours a week you would like your AmeriCorps member(s) to serve, you can choose between a 300-, 450-, or 675-hour service term for your STEM Specialist(s). Your organization must confirm its ability to cover the equivalent of a $9.80/hr cost share for each AmeriCorps member. Your STEM Specialist’s stipend payments and HR needs will all be managed through the Utah Afterschool Network and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Utah County.

UAN’s AmeriCorps Program Director will coordinate with you to post a STEM Specialist position opening online, recruit high-quality candidates, and assist in the interview process.

After you choose an applicant for the position, the AmeriCorps Program Director will provide your new STEM Specialist with pre-service trainings, a wealth of curriculum resources, and ongoing support throughout their service term.  

Are you an individual interested in serving with AmeriCorps?

Serving as an AmeriCorps STEM Specialist provides you with the opportunity to create meaningful connections with youth in your community, add direct experience in both STEM and Education to your resume, and network with like-minded individuals and leaders in the field. These service positions are a great opportunity for current college students or people looking to go back to school soon. 

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, have some college experience, pass an FBI/Criminal background check, and meet the requirements set by the Corporation for National and Community Service. Individuals who have successfully completed an AmeriCorps term of service are eligible to serve again as long as they comply with the national requirements and obtain approval from the program director. Reasonable accommodations can be made for interviews and service as needed. Preference will be given to those with experience in science, technology, engineering, math, or working with youth.

Reach out to the AmeriCorps Program Director, Zoë Zulauf, at for more information about positions and service sites.

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