Program Details

Program Overview

  • Particpating students will commit three weeks over January term to public service
  • 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 staff will orient you to the wide-range of public service resources available to you during your time at Harvard
  • Selected participants are required to submit a 500 word reflection paper and attend a post program campus event in late January 2022.

Program Design

  • Winter 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
  • Commit to working with service site for three weeks (January 3-21)
  • Participate in an online community with other Harvard College Winternship participants beginning January 3rd
  • Read and reflect on what your purpose is and celebrate your service community
  • Use this experience to continue your exploration of the public interest sector

Note that students who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 must petition to do an in-person project. We highly recommend that students who are not fully vaccinated apply for a remote project.

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