How to Apply

Apply now at National Health Corps Application!

Thank you for your interest in National Health Corps (NHC)!

Please note the below guidance before applying:

1. If you have questions regarding the program, local operating or host sites, selection timelines, orientation, etc. please contact the program staff in the area where you’re interested in applying. Contact information can be found at the Contact Us Page.

2.The National Health Corps currently has openings in every location for the 2019-2020 program year. These positions are available for placement at any time between now and August 21st, 2020.

3. Open positions for the 2019-2021 program year can be found using the links below. Note that the service term will be 46 weeks, starting on the date you begin service.

Florida: (Positions are posted once host sites confirm their participation. Host sites will be posted until there are 26 positions)

4. Members who are interested in serving in the NHC 2020-2021 program year cannot begin service before August 22nd, 2020. Exact start dates vary per location.

5. NHC is now  accepting applications for the 2020-2021 program year!  Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until all 119 NHC positions are filled.

Best of luck! We’re excited to learn more about you.


Application FAQ

When Should You Apply?

The program opens the application sometime in early March each year through the AmeriCorps website. Applications are accepted on a continuous basis, and interviews for potential members usually begin in April.  It is suggested that you apply as early as possible.

When are Applications Due?

The application will open in March and remain open until all positions have been filled.  Typically, all positions are filled by August.

What do Members Do after their Service Term?

Members take a variety of paths following their service term.  Some do another term of service with AmeriCorps, enter the work force in health or community-related fields, go to medical or graduate school, get a Master’s in Public Health, or enter programs for other health-related degrees.

Who can become an AmeriCorps Member?

NHC Florida AmeriCorps members must be 18 years of age or older and U.S. citizens or permanent U.S. residents. Some members have completed college and are heading to medical or graduate school; some have been out of school for many years.  All AmeriCorps members must have a high school diploma or G.E.D., or commit to earning their G.E.D. during their term of service.  We value individuals who have already demonstrated a commitment to service through previous volunteer work and who have an interest in a career in the health profession or human services.

How do I become a NHC Florida member?

Step One: To submit an application, visit

Step Two: Applications will be screened by NHC Florida Program Staff for AmeriCorps and NHC eligibility and programmatic expectations.

Step Three: NHC Florida Program Staff will complete a holistic review of your application, Program Questionnaire, and references to determine whether to invite applicants for an interview with the program.

Step Four: Select applicants will be invited to interview with the program.

Step Five: Select applicants will be invited to choose 3 service positions in which they are most interested for their service term.  NHC Florida Program Staff will forward the applicant’s application to the selected host sites, which will decide whether they wish to schedule an interview with the applicant.  Interviews with host sites will be coordinated and conducted by the host site mentors.

Step Six: NHC Florida Program Staff will notify applicants who have been made an offer(s) by a host site(s).  After an applicant accepts an offer, a match is made.  Matches are made on a rolling basis.

Step Eight: Once a match is made, the member will receive information from Program Staff on the next steps and enrollment.