Program Details

Program Overview

  • Incoming first-year students will commit their summer to public service in their hometowns
  • Students will apply their ideas and energy to a meaningful service project while receiving ongoing support from Harvard's faculty and public service staff
  • Our faculty and staff will orient you to the wide-range of public service resources available to you during your time at Harvard

Program Design

  • For Summer 2020, projects must be remotely-based
  • Summer service should be community-based and solution-focused
  • Identify a community organization or public office to work with
  • Define a project or role that has high impact and clear outcomes
  • Partner with a community leader to guide the internship
  • Contribute 100 hours between July 6th and August 14th
  • Participate in an online community with other Harvard College Service Fellows beginning July 6th
  • Read and reflect on what your purpose is and celebrate your community
  • Plan to use this experience to launch your service commitments when you arrive on campus (#HarvardServes)
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