Our application cycle is now open for the 2022-2023 service year.

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Your Journey Begins Here

Discerning a year of service and leadership development is a big decision, and we are here for you every step of the way. Our application process is designed to ensure you have the information and support to reflect on your wants and needs so that you make the best decision for yourself. Our applicants need not commit to Amate House before knowing where and with whom you’ll be working.

Applications are now being accepted on a rolling basis from mid-September through June of the academic year.

Site placement is on a first-come, first-serve basis. For the best look at job placements for next year, our priority deadline is December 1, 2021

Stage 1

Get Started

Complete and submit our Stage 1 application below and participate in an informal one-on-one Q&A with our Recruitment and Communications Coordinator.

Stage 2

Next Steps

Complete and submit our in-depth Stage 2 application and participate in a formal interview with our Amate House staff, including our Recruitment and Communications Coordinator and Program Formation Coordinator. Our team will review all application materials, including references and resumes, and make final decisions around your application status.

Stage 3


Upon formal acceptance into the Amate House program, our staff will make site recommendations to you based on your interests. From here, you can begin exploring the curated job descriptions of our site partners and select three sites to interview with. Amate House staff will connect you with our site partners so you can interview with them independently.

Stage 4


After interviewing with our site partners that meet your personal interests, you will rank your first, second, and third placement choice. Amate House will communicate directly with each site to determine your placement. Amate House staff will then send you an official offer for the program, specifying what service site you would be working with. Candidates will have two business days to decide whether to accept or decline an offer.

Upcoming Virtual Info Sessions

Please join us for our virtual info sessions. We have four scheduled this fall and they are hosted by two of our current Amate House 2021-2022 Fellows. They will give you the real deal about what it is like to live in Chicago, serve here, and grow here.

**All sessions are from 6:30 pm-7:30 pm Central Standard Time (CST).

Tuesday, October 26: What is Amate House? What does Amate House do? Is it a good fit for you?

Thursday, November 4: Meet current fellows for a Q&A info session on what it is really like to serve with Amate House, what intentional community living is all about, faith formation, and what it is like to live simply during your year of service.

Tuesday, November 9: Where Can you Serve/Work? Current fellows will be sharing about different site placements you can work for during your service year.

Thursday, November 18: All about Chicago! Come meet with current fellows to find out about all things Chicago! What it is like for the fellows living in the city, using CTA, driving Amate vehicles, getting to know the neighborhoods, the people, etc.

RSVP at and a zoom link to the session you want to attend will be sent to you.

*Participation in an information session is not a mandatory part of our application process. Though, we highly encourage it as it will allow you to meet our recruiters and current fellows, have your questions answered in real-time, and aid in your discernment.

Application Stage 1

  • Basic Background Information
  • Personal Statement

After you submit the Basic Background Information + Personal Statement, a staff member will contact you to schedule a 45-60 minute Q&A phone call. This allows you to ask questions about the program and learn more specifics, and allows us to get to know you and your career interests better. Once the Q&A is complete, the recruiter will provide instructions about the second stage of the application process.

Application Stage 2

  • Core Tenet Responses
  • Resume (emailed as an attachment to
  • Three References

After you submit the Core Tenet Responses, Resume, and three References, we will set up a formal interview with you. This year, in lieu of an in-person interview here in Chicago, all interviews will take place virtually via Zoom.

“Amate House respects and upholds the dignity of all persons regardless of the identities they hold. We believe that creating a just and diverse environment is more than an ideal, but rather at the core of who we are as an organization. We welcome people of every race, religion, culture, gender identity, sexual orientation, economic status, and family composition. We celebrate all persons regardless of where they may be on their spiritual journey. We value persons of all faith traditions, those with no faith tradition, as well as those who are questioning and exploring. We work to be a community that follows Catholic Social Teaching, which upholds the life, dignity, and equality of all human beings.”

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