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2018-2019 JFM members swearing in with Chief Jusice Mike McGrath


What to know before you apply

  • AmeriCorps is a national program that engages more than 60,000 people each year in service to meet community needs.
  • AmeriCorps allows you to take action while learning new skills, meeting new people, and earning money for education.
  • AmeriCorps is not a traditional “job.” We are looking for people who are interested in service, not just employment.
  • Visit http://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps to learn more about AmeriCorps
  • Review new applicants’ frequently asked questions under our “Resources” page


  • Living allowance of $13,732 divided equally over 48-week term of service
  • An AmeriCorps Education Award of $5,920 upon successful completion of 1700 hours of service. Members aged 55 and over may transfer the education award to a child, grandchild or foster child.
  • Eligible for deferment on qualified student loans
  • Guaranteed health benefits and child care assistance if qualified
  • Relocation allowance of up to $550 if the service site is 50 miles or more from current residence.
  • Hands-on experience and training working in the legal field
  • Opportunity to live, serve, and be part of the AmeriCorps team in the state of Montana

Application Process:

Click on "Postitions" to review the available positions and decide which position(s) and geographic area(s) are of interest to you. We will review applications as they come in, and will set interviews and make offers for positions starting May 28, 2018 to qualified candidates as we encounter them.  It is in your best interest to submit your application early, so we do not offer a position to a different person before you apply.

How to apply

 To apply you must submit:

  1. Member Application Form, available as a fillable PDF or Word document
  2. Résumé  
  3. Personal Statement (a brief statement, which may be in the form of a cover letter, explaining your interest in this position and the qualities and skills that make you a good candidate).
  4. Criminal History Check Authorization Form. (Applicants do not need to submit Fingerprints until a position has been offered and accepted)
  5. Education Self-verification Form.

How to Submit:

You may submit your application materials either by mail, e-mail, or fax. 

Electronically:  For faster consideration, you may e-mail your application materials to jfm@mtlsa.org.  

Fax:  Fax your application materials to (406) 442-9817.  

By mail: Send all application materials to the Justice for Montanans AmeriCorps Program at the address below.  Please make sure to sign your application form and background check authorization form before mailing.

Justice for Montanans AmeriCorps Program

Montana Legal Services Association

616 Helena Ave, Suite 100

Helena, MT 59601

Questions?  E-mail questions to jfm@mtlsa.org.


  • Over 18 with a high school diploma or GED; college degree or equivalent work experience preferred
  • A United States citizen, United States National, or legal permanent resident
  • Ability to take initiative, handle multiple projects, track details essential to project completion, analyze information, and meet deadlines
  • Strong ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with diverse groups of people
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Basic computer proficiency
  • Passion for increasing access to justice and assisting low-income individuals
  • A driver’s license and personal means of transportation within the state of Montana are highly recommended
  • Must pass a national service criminal history check

Reasonable accommodation.

The Justice For Montanans program complies with all federal and state anti-discrimination laws, including those requiring reasonable accommodations for members with disabilities.  Consistent with the Americans With Disabilities Act, project personnel must be made aware of a disability in order to provide reasonable accommodations.  Project staff can request accommodations from sites on behalf of members.  For more information contact Mēghan Scott at jfm@mtlsa.org or visit http://www.serviceandinclusion.org/

It is against the law for organizations that receive federal financial assistance from the Corporation for National and Community Service to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, sex, age, political affiliation, or, in most cases, religion.  It is also unlawful to retaliate against any person who, or organization that, files a complaint about such discrimination. In addition to filing a complaint with local and state agencies that are responsible for resolving discrimination complaints, you may bring a complaint to the attention of the Corporation for National and Community Service. If you believe that you or others have been discriminated against, or if you want more information, contact the project or:

Corporation for National and Community Service
1201 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20525
Tel.: (202) 606-5000
TTY: (800) 833-3722
Email: info@cns.gov

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