Requirements to Join California Mini-Corps:

The California Mini-Corps Program at Merced College provides students who are seeking educational careers the opportunity to gain experience in a classroom setting. 

Students should be:

  • Full-time undergraduate student taking 12 units or more
  • Knowledgeable about the migrant lifestyle, or be a former migrant or farm laborer
  • Interested in teaching or a career in education
  • Bilingual in another language other than English (Spanish preferred to meet the needs of local schools)
  • Meet GPA requirements
  • Have financial need (you are currently receiving financial aid to pay for school)
  • Be working towards acquiring a Bachelor's degree

Benefits of joining:

  • Explore a possible career in the teaching field
  • Work experience and training
  • A job that pays $17.00 per hour
  • Possible summer employment
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Time off for finals
  • Work with migrant children and a chance to make a difference