The VISTA Summer Associate program offers individuals the opportunity to become engaged in a community through an existing VISTA project for 8 to 10 weeks during the summer. Summer Associates choose from projects throughout the country, based on their skills and interests, and serve with community-based organizations, working to overcome poverty, and make sustainable change in areas that affect public health, climate, and more. You receive a modest bi-weekly living allowance to cover basic expenses. Americorps Members can choose between a Segal Education Award to pay for a range of education expenses or a $1,800 cash stipend. Rolling application.