The application for the 2021-22 service year is NOW OPEN with service beginning in August 2021.

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 accepted on a rolling basis from August through June of an academic year.

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 (Concluded)

Our virtual info sessions have concluded this recruitment cycle. However, we encourage you to still reach out to Unity Ostercamp, Recruitment and Communications Coordinator, at, to schedule an informational meeting.

*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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