The Harvard Clubs Summer Community Service Fellowship (SCSF) Program supports Harvard undergraduates seeking to work on public service projects in one of several communities across the country (see below for a full list). SCSF is coordinated through the joint efforts of the Center for Public Service and Engaged Scholarship and the Harvard Alumni Association (HAA). Local Clubs commit to funding a summer intern and raise money from their alumni/ae base. Typically, students identify internships of their choosing. Fellowship stipends typically range from $4,000 to $5,000. Fellows are expected to devote 10 weeks of full-time (35+ hours per week) involvement to their public service project.
Eligibility: Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and first-semester seniors planning to return to Harvard in Fall are eligible. Graduating seniors can apply, but Clubs and SIGs may give nomination preference to returning undergrads. Applicants should have a demonstrated interest in and commitment to public service. They must also be in good academic and disciplinary standing. Familiarity with the host Club’s community will be valuable, though actual residency in that community is not required in all cases.
Deadline Extended: Applications for the Harvard Clubs Summer Community Service Fellowships are due on April 17, 2022.
All application information should by submitted via CARAT. To apply, applicants must submit:
- 1-page resume noting your skills, previous employment, extracurricular activities, and volunteer experiences. Include traditional work-related skills, including any specific skills required for the position (ex. Spanish language proficiency)
- A 750-word statement outlining the fellowship project and describe your project and how it will benefit the sponsoring Club’s/SIG’s community. Please identify the organization(s) where you will be working along with relevant contact information in case we need to follow-up
- Copy of your unofficial student record (found at my.harvard.edu)
- A letter of sponsorship (or any correspondence you've had so far) from your partner organization. Your letter of sponsorship confirms the viability and feasibility of your project. If at all possible, please ask your partner organization to highlight your project’s anticipated outcomes, time duration (number of weeks and hourly work commitment), and supervisor contact information.
Please indicate which Club/SIG you are applying to. You can apply to more than one Club/SIG and we ask that you submit a unique application for each Club/SIG
For help writing a cover letter or resume, check out the Office of Career Services (OCS). OCS offers an online library of resume and cover letter templates: https://ocs.fas.harvard.edu/guide-template-library
When asked, students must report all other sources of funding prior to receiving an award from our office. Failure to report all funding sources and amounts may result in funds being revoked.
2022 Participating Clubs/SIGs
The following Clubs are participating in Summer 2022. You can view each Club/SIG listing in Crimson Careers by searching "SCSF Program".
- Harvard Alumni for Oceania
- Harvard Black Alumni Society
- Harvard Club In Concord
- Harvard Club of Boston
- Harvard Club of Cape Cod
- Harvard Club of Dallas
- Harvrad Club of Houston
- Harvard Club of Kansas City
- Harvard Club of Minnesota
- Harvard Club of Phoenix
- Harvard Club of Rochester
- Harvard Club of Seattle
- Harvard Club of Southern California
- Harvard Club of Southern Connecticut
- Harvard Club of Washington DC
- Harvard Club of Westchester
- Harvard Club of Western Pennsylvania
- Harvard Real Estate Alumni Organization
Our office is also willing to consider funding student-initiated public service projects located in the following cities/regions:
- New Orleans
- New York City
Students will be asked to complete the Harvard Clubs application for this project even though projects will be funded by our office instead of the local Harvard Club for the cities listed above.