Application Information

The deadline for the Mindich Service Fellowships has been extended to February 14, 2022.


Link to CARAT Application

All application information should by submitted via CARAT. To apply, applicants must submit:

  1. 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).
  2. 1-page cover letter highlighting accomplishments and career interests. Be sure to include why you are applying for the position, your goals and expectations, and your related experience and/or skills.
  3. Copy of your unofficial student record (found at my.harvard.edu)
  4. Names and contact information for 2 academic and/or professional references

Candidates applying to multiple opportunities will need to upload complete application materials through CARAT for each position for which they want to be considered.

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

FAQs:

Q: Can I apply to more than one internship?

A: Yes! We encourage you to apply to several internships. Please take time to review all the opportunities and identify those that are most interesting to you. Applications are considered separately, and host organizations only review their applications. To increase chances of being accepted into the program, students are encouraged to apply to several organizations.

 

Q: Are internships competitive? 

A: Mindich Internships are competitive, and organizations are looking for a best-fit. Take time to decide which organization(s) you’re most interested in, and where your skills and experience would be a good fit. It is highly recommended that you do background research into organizations that interest you and demonstrate that research and knowledge of the organization in your application. We recommend applying to several internships you find interesting.

 

Q: What are references? What do I need to provide?

A: You will need to provide the names and contact information for two references. Your references do not need to provide a letter of reference; please submit only their names and contact information with your application. A reference can be anyone you choose - a professor, a coach, a tutor, a boss, etc. Depending on your class year, you may decide to choose someone from your time in high school. Your reference should be able to speak in detail about the positive skills and traits you possess. Please inform your reference that they may be contacted during the course of evaluating your application. 

*Note that one organization does request letters of references (EMNET) for finalists. Please review the posting to which you are applying to ensure you provide all that is required.

 

Q: I need resume help. Where should I go?

A:  For resume review, please visit the  Office of Career Services  (OCS), for their daily drop-ins. OCS also has great online resources for resumes, including templates and online workshops. Resumes must be kept to one page. 

 

Q: To whom should I address my cover letter?

A: We do not provide the names or contact information for hiring managers at each internship site. We encourage students to address cover letters in a professional way as if they do not know the name of the person reviewing their application (ex. "To whom it may concern" or "Dear Hiring Committee"). For help with cover letters, review the resources available from OCS.

Note about Eligibility: 

If you are currently on leave but plan to re-enroll in the Fall 2022, you may participate in our programing.  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 2022 are also eligible to apply.

Summer Funding from Multiple Sources:

If you receive summer funding from other sources, you must report this to our office immediately. Failure to do so may result in the loss of your funding.