Buffalo Internships &
AmeriCorps Opportunities 

Join Our Team: Apply for AmeriCorps

Become an AmeriCorps volunteer focusing on technology, education, or community service support for 3 -12 months. Participants receive a living stipend and earn an education award based on number of hours served.

Please fill out the contact form below to express interest in our AmeriCorps program and someone from our team will get back as soon as possible.

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Open Positions

Program Trainer
(Full Time)

An IYL Program Trainer focuses on training others in digital literacy and technology skills to ignite interest in future careers and develop workplace-specific skillsets.

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Senior IT Technician & Trainer
(Full Time)

As the top technology expert and leader at Mission: Ignite, this individual should be a well-rounded technology professional who understands, excels at, or can learn and identify solutions in the areas of hardware, software, processes, and training.

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Program Assistant
(Part Time)

An IYL Program Assistant focuses on supporting the Program Director and Trainers, mainly when training others in digital literacy and technology skills to ignite interest in future careers and develop workplace-specific skillsets.

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AmeriCorps Program Coordinator (Full Time)

This individual prepares, directs, and implements the overall and day-to-day activities related to the Mission: Ignite’s AmeriCorps program.

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Equipping students for IT and Education Jobs

Mission: Ignite’s internship and AmeriCorps programs equip students with foundational technical and employability skills needed to succeed in IT jobs and education jobs. These competitive, challenging, and highly valued positions play a vital role in Mission: Ignite’s organizational health and come with added benefits. All the roles below can be served in a volunteer or internship capacity for high school or college age students.

Why should I enroll in a Mission: Ignite internship?

Our technology, education, and community service roles are designed to provide a meaningful and skill building experience, providing a competitive edge on the job market. As an intern, you’ll receive:

  • Job skills training and professional feedback
  • Letters of reference for your job search
  • A free desktop computer or laptop
  • 20% discount at the Mission: Ignite store

Work-Based Learning Program

(for 15 – 17 year olds)

Our work-based learning program equips students with the basic technical and employment  skills needed to succeed in future careers. Jobs in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) are in high demand, and our program lays the foundation for future success. Learn how to fix computers from start to finish through our work-based learning program.

Qualifications:

  • working papers
  • parental permission
  • application and interview

Buffalo Technology Internship Program

(for 18 years and up)

Learn how to fix computers from start to finish through this technology internship. Mission: Ignite’s internship program is an adult-focused workforce development pathway, equipping participants with skills for the future.

Qualifications:

  • submit application
  • interview
  • background check

WNY Tech Skills Initiative

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mission: Ignite has joined a regional coalition of partners in launching the WNY Tech Skills Initiative, a free reskilling/upskilling initiative to help Western New Yorkers develop marketable tech and digital skills. Workshops and classes will be a mix of self-led & instructor-led material, are 100% virtual. For those interested in visit their site or text “skills” to 716-710-6901.

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