Individual Funding

During term-time, Public Service and Work-Study Grants are available to work-study eligible students interested in working at a non-profit organization off-campus. Work-study awards are not provided to students working at partisan, political, or religious organizations. Visit the 3rd floor of PBH to learn about programs and organizations that regularly enlist work-study student employees. 

The Center for Public Interest Careers (CPIC) at Harvard connects Harvard College students and recent graduates with paid positions in public interest organizations across the United States. By creating internships, fellowships, forums, workshops, and coordinating and mobilizing alumni/ae and campus resources, CPIC seeks to become a model for supporting the development of a new generation of graduates working for the public interest.

Harvard provides summer funding through the programs listed below. Off-campus job listings are also posted in the Student Employment Office. You also may want to view internships posted through the Service to Society Weekly. Click here to register


Title Description Eligibility Award Sponsor
Crimson Summer Academy Mentors work with Scholars during the day on academics, assisting teachers in CSA’s core subjects: Writing, Quantitative Reasoning, Science, and Public Speaking & Debate. They work with Scholars in small groups, help them with homework, and assist them on major projects. Mentors have a similar presence in the College Prep & Planning class. Harvard College students $1,000 plus room and board Crimson Summer Academy
Center for Public Interest Careers - Summer Fellowships CPIC offers two types of summer fellowships: paid summer fellowships at organizations we partner with, and grant funding for fellowships students identify themselves at nonprofit organizations. Both types of summer experiences are generally 10 weeks long (40 hours per week), starting in June.  Harvard College students $3000-5000 stipend Center for Public Interest Careers
David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies The David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS) offers travel grants, summer opportunities, as well as a Certificate in Latin American Studies. Harvard College and graduate students  Different funding levels David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies
Center for International Development The Center for International Development cultivates and supports interest in international development at all academic levels. The Center offers seminar series, travel grants, and special events throughout the year for students across the University. Harvard College and graduate students $500 to $5,000 for research Harvard Kennedy School
Weissmann International Internship Program The Weissman International Internship Program was established by Paul ('52) and Harriet Weissman to help foster Harvard College students' understanding of the global community in which they will live and work. The program provides financial support for full-time overseas internships arranged and proposed by returning Harvard College undergraduates. Harvard College students Varies Harvard College Office of Career Services
Institute of Politics Director's Internship Programs The Director’s Internship program is a signature of the IOP. Since 1995, the IOP has partnered with high-profile organizations and elected officials around the world to provide substantive, career-oriented summer internships for undergraduate students interested in politics, government, and public service.  Harvard College students Fully funded ($3,000 to $3,500) Harvard Institute of Politics
Asia Center The Asia Center offers grants for undergraduate and graduate students from all of Harvard’s schools to conduct research or language study over the winter and summer, to present papers at conferences, and for student organizations, though the availability of funding varies across categories. Harvard College students and graduate students $1,000 to $3,000 for research Harvard Asia Center
Committee on African Studies The Center for African Studies offers funding to Harvard undergraduate students traveling to Africa for thesis research, internships, volunteer work or study abroad. Grants require a minimum stay of eight weeks in Africa. Grant awards are limited and intended to cover round-trip travel and a modest stipend.  Harvard College students Partially funded Harvard Center for African Studies
Phillips Brooks House SUP Counselors Each Senior Counselor at the Summer Urban Program works with groups of children ages 6-13 for seven weeks during the summer (RYSE works with high school students), implementing a self­-designed curriculum. In the programs, Senior Counselors work with Junior Counselors, who are teenagers hired from the particular community in which the program is located.  Harvard College Students $3,700 Phillips Brooks House Association
Arthur Liman Public Interest Law Summer Fellowship This fellowship provides a stipend to select students working in public interest law positions during the summer. All Liman Law Fellows are invited to participate in an annual colloquium at Yale Law School in April 2016. Harvard College students $1,000 - $2,500 Harvard Center for Public Interest Careers
Summer Research Travel Grants for International Centers

The Weatherhead Center supports the summer field research of Harvard undergraduates. These grants are designed to help finance travel in connection with senior thesis research on international affairs. Projects must relate to the core research areas of the Center, broadly defined to encompass international, transnational, global, and comparative national issues that may address contemporary or historical topics, including rigorous policy analysis, as well as the study of specific countries and regions outside the United States.

Harvard College students $1,000 - $6,000 Harvard Weatherhead Center for International Affairs
Institute of Politics Thesis Research Awards (Contact IOP Internships Staff)   Harvard College Students $1,250 Harvard Institute of Politics
Harvard Clubs Summer Community Service Fellowships The Harvard Clubs Summer Community Service Fellowship (SCSF) Program enables Harvard undergraduates to perform public service in one of several communities across the country (see below for a full list). SCSF is coordinated through the joint efforts of CPIC and the Harvard Alumni Association (HAA). Local Clubs commit to funding a summer intern and raise money from their alumni/ae base. Harvard College students $3,000 - $4,000 Center for Public Interest Careers
OCS Public Service Grants

For students interested in pursuing a domestic public service opportunity, the Office of Career Services is in partnership with the following organizations: Phillips Brooks House Association: Summer Urban Program - A set of 10 student-run summer camps with 12 different sites for children in Boston and Cambridge; Presidential Public Service Fellowships Program - Fellowships for undergraduate students participating in work, projects, or programs that serve the common good.

Harvard College students $500-$2,500 Phillips Brooks House Association; Presidential Public Service Fellowship
Institute of Politics Summer Stipend The Institute of Politics offers funding for rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors accepting non- or low-paying summer internships in local, state, or federal government, public interest groups, non-governmental organizations, political organizations, and political campaigns. Internships can be domestic or international, but international internships must have a government affiliation. Harvard College students Up to $2,500 Harvard Institute of Politics
Harvard College Summer Work Study Awards Eligibility for Summer FWSP is dependent on a student’s FWSP eligibility for the following school year. This means that students must submit their financial aid application, including the FAFSA form, by the deadline published on the Griffin Financial Aid Office website. Harvard College students $10.25/hr to cap of $3,600 Harvard Student Employment Office

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