Digital Service Fellows Program
Now in its 15th year, the Digital Service Fellows (DSF) is an award-winning AmeriCorps program for recent Philadelphia high school graduates interested in information technology and in serving their communities.
DSFs support the I.T. infrastructure of Philadelphia schools under the mentorship of experienced I.T. professionals while participating in service projects in their communities; working to support Philadelphia education and bridge the digital divide.
The DSF program is part of the Urban Technology Project (UTP), which empowers communities through meaningful access to technology. The DSF AmeriCorps program is a joint initiative between Communities In Schools of Philadelphia, Inc. and the School District of Philadelphia.
How to Apply to be a Digital Service Fellow
Please complete the following steps:
- Create an online account
- Part A: General Information
- Part B: Personal Essay Questions
Review & Submit Application, you may upload:
- Résumé with at least 2 references listed with contact information
- Letter of Recommendation (can be from a teacher, school staff member, employer or volunteer coordinator — NO friends or family)
- Have a high school diploma or GED (If you are a senior in high school your final acceptance is pending your awarding of a high school diploma)
- Be 17–24 years of age at the time of applying
- Be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or have an employment authorization card
We are now accepting applications for the class of 2018.
We will review applications on a rolling basis so it is to your advantage to get your application in earlier than later. Final decisions on candidates will be made by August 4, 2017.
Your completed application should be submitted online. Letters of recommendation and resumes can be submitted online or mailed as hard copies to:
Digital Service Fellows Educational Technology Group 440 N Broad Street Suite 402 Philadelphia PA, 19130
For more information about our program or the application process please contact our office at (215)-845-3808 or email us:
Program Supervisor, Urban Technology Project
We would be glad to answer any of your questions, and look forward to hearing from you!