CUNY Service Corps @ Hostos

CUNY Service Corps

We're excited to announce the Hostos' CUNY Service Corps! 

What is the CUNY Service Corps?

The CUNY Service Corps enables CUNY students to become more engaged in their communities throughout the city. Service Corps members are part of a University cohort of students practicing service that is aligned with their civic and professional goals. Service placements last twenty-four weeks over two semesters. Participants work approximately 10 hours per week.

Deadline to apply is February 4th

Apply today!

Only students from HOSTOS will be able to participate in the CUNY Service Corps Program at Hostos Community College. 

To be eligible for the CUNY Service Corps, you must:

  • Only students who will be enrolled in Hostos Community College, John Jay College, LaGuardia Community College, New York City College of Technology, and Queens College in the fall of 2020 will be able to participate in the CUNY Service Corps Program.
    To be eligible for the CUNY Service Corps, you must:
  • Be working toward a degree at one of the 5 participating CUNY colleges (Hostos Community College, John Jay College, LaGuardia Community College, NY College of Technology, Queens College) for the Service Corps program or at any CUNY college ONLY for the Cultural Corps program
  • Be enrolled full-time (at least 12 credits for undergraduate and 9 credits for graduate students) in spring 2020 and plan to enroll full-time during the 2020-2021 academic year
  • Have a cumulative Grade Point Average of at least 2.5*
  • Have earned at least 24 college credits by the end of summer 2020 (12 college credits for community college students)*
  • Have addressed any remedial education needs prior to beginning fall 2020 classes
  • Have the proper work authorization required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
  • The Service Corps and the Cultural Corps programs are a one-year commitment and opportunity for CUNY students. Past or current Service Corps/Cultural Corps members may not reapply.

*NOTE: Community college students with under 24 credits must have a GPA of at least 3.0. Community college students with 24 credits or above can have a 2.5 GPA.

In addition, the CUNY Service Corps is interested in applicants who demonstrate that they:

  • Want to be part of a special and important program that will make a difference in the lives of New Yorkers
  • Are interested in helping people, neighborhoods, and/or organizations
  • Can balance work in the CUNY Service Corps with college studies and other co-curricular commitments
  • Show promise as a leader and a problem-solver
  • Are able to work as a member of a team

Application response prompts:

One short answer question to be selected by students with a word count 200-words maximum
  1. What does service mean to you and why do you want to be in the Service Corps?
  2. The CUNY Service Corps is more than an internship program. It is a hybrid program that enables you to have a pre-professional experience while providing service to communities in need. Reflect on how being a member of the Corps could make you a more well-rounded student. How could this program enhance your academic experience at CUNY?
For more information visit the CUNY Service Corps website


Please send inquiries to:
Career Services
Savoy (D) building, room 210