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FEMA Corps

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FEMA Corps is a full-time, team-based service program for young adults to travel the country in teams and serve communities impacted by disasters. FEMA Corps members will gain experience in the federal government and the field of emergency management. Members must between 18-26 years old. There is no age limit for team leaders.

You’ll serve alongside FEMA staff members to help people before, during and after disasters – providing crucial aid for when people need it most. Team leaders and members receive a meal allowance, lodging, medical benefits, on the job training and a living stipend for personal expenses. Upon successful completion of FEMA Corps, members will earn the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award, student loan forbearance, and be eligible for potential job opportunities.

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Learn from a FEMA Corps Member

“The most rewarding part of my service term is when I served with the Disaster Survivor Assistance team in Guam. I was part of something bigger than myself and helped so many families on the road to recovery.”

- Aaron, FEMA Corps Class 29A, Southern Region

FEMA Corps

Watch the video to find out how you can make a difference and help people recover from disaster by joining FEMA Corps.

FEMA Corps is a partnership between FEMA and the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) program.

The FEMA Corps program provides hands-on work experience that often aligns with the experience required for many FEMA positions. As part of the FEMA Corps program, members are invited to participate in hiring events to engage with the agency and interview for positions following successful completion of the program.

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