Become an 826 Boston AmeriCorps Writers’ Room Fellow

826 Boston is part of a national network of youth writing centers, founded by the award-winning author Dave Eggers and the educator Nínive Calegari, which was voted one of the top 30 companies to work for by Good Magazine. Since opening in 2007, 826 Boston has delivered its free youth writing and tutoring programs to more than 25,000 students and has been recognized by The Boston Globe as one of the best places in the city to volunteer. 826 Boston’s youth writers have published their work in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, and in numerous award-winning 826 Boston books, including A Place for Me in the World, which was hailed as a “triumph of middle school education” by The Boston Globe. In 2014, the 826 National network garnered the American Literacy Prize from the Library of Congress for its pioneering work to eradicate illiteracy in the United States.

Join our Team

We are looking for mission-driven change-makers to join the Writers’ Room Fellowship as AmeriCorps members for the 2020-2021 school year. 

Program Details 

The Writers’ Room Fellowship is an 11-month service program, beginning in August. As an AmeriCorps member, you will build upon your personal strengths and develop transferable skills, such as teamwork, leadership, decision-making, project management, and relationship development. You will develop your knowledge of school and community partnerships, cross-sector collaboration, and the day-to-day operations of a nonprofit organization. 826 Boston provides AmeriCorps members with formal onboarding in the summer, ongoing training throughout the year, and individualized coaching from a direct supervisor.


  • An annual living stipend of up to $13,992
  • An AmeriCorps Education Award of up to $6,095 to help repay public student loans or to put toward future educational classes
  • A monthly $70 travel allowance
  • Over 170 hours of professional development
  • Medical coverage if needed—up to a $50 reimbursement to cover individual health coverage premiums
  • Ten days to use for personal or sick time
  • Possible eligibility for food, transportation, and public utility benefits.


If you are interested in the 826 Boston AmeriCorps Writers’ Room Fellowship Program, please contact Catherine Gomez at 617-942-2036 or

Staff Positions

There are no open staff positions right now, but if you’re interested in working at 826 Boston and would like to share some information about yourself, we’d love to hear from you!


826 Boston hires a group of enthusiastic, dedicated, and versatile interns for the fall, spring and summer semesters. Interns will work individually and collectively with each other, our staff and service members, and a large group of volunteers.

This is an opportunity to design, write, or teach in a professional environment, work with youth, get experience in creative arts education, learn about the day-to-day operations of a small non-profit, and join the network of national 826 chapters, while building job skills, advancing your resume, and acquiring excellent references. Applicants must be over the age of 18 but need not be currently enrolled in an academic program.

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