Priscilla Chan Summer Service Stipend

his program provides funding for students who receive need-based aid for college and have secured an unpaid summer internship in public service! Eligible students will receive a $4,000 base stipend and are eligible for additional funding (up to $2,000)!

With many thanks to the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, our office is excited to share the creation of the Priscilla Chan Summer Service Stipend program!

This program provides funding for students who receive need-based aid for college and have secured an unpaid summer internship or fellowship in public service! Eligible students will receive a $4,000 base stipend and are eligible for additional funding for living expenses (up to $2,000)! Given the reality of COVID-19, all summer 2021 internships are expected to be remote. 

Students must apply via CARAT by April 18th at 11:59pm ET. We expect to make decisions by May 1, 2021. To apply, students will need to prepare the following:

  • 750 word project proposal
  • One page resume
  • Unofficial transcript (available at my.harvard.edu)
  • A letter of sponsorship from the host organization/supervisor
  • 250 word statement of need (request up to $2,000 in additional funding for living expenses)

Note about Eligibility: If you are currently on leave but plan to re-enroll in Fall 2021, you may participate in our programming.  If you plan to apply to one of our summer programs, reach out to your Resident Dean as soon as possible to request to be approved to return from leave. You must be approved to return from leave by the Ad Board before accepting our offer to participate. Students graduating in May 2021 are also eligible to apply.