Harvard College provides sponsorship to over 500 students each summer to explore full-time public service experiences. The tables below will help you to find which opportunities are most relevant to your interests.
|Field Placements with Harvard's Community Partners|
|Mindich Service Fellowship Program||Feb. 7, 2021||75+ summer service opportunities available at leading nonprofit and social services organizations across the country; students also have access to mentoring and structured programming throughout the summer|
|Harvard Global Health Institute (HGHI) Summer Research and Internship Programs||Feb. 7 2021||60+ opportunities for students to pursue summer research on public and global health work|
|Institute of Politics Director’s Internships||Feb. 7, 2021||100+ summer opportunities to explore politics and public service working for campaigns, advocacy groups, elected officials, think tanks, and more; all students pursuing service based in Washington, DC can also participate in the IOP Summer In Washington Program|
|PBHA’s Summer Urban Program||Rolling||70+ summer opportunities to work on youth enrichment and leadership development in the Greater Boston area|
|HCRP-Mindich Program in Community Engaged Research (PCER-Field) Program||TBD (Spring 2021)||
2021 Description forthcoming!
2020 Project Description: This summer’s PCER-Field program will focus on community-engaged inquiry projects in St. Louis – the research this summer will include supporting ongoing litigation involving housing discrimination and environmental racism issues
|Funding for Student-Proposed Projects|
|Arthur Liman Public Interest Law Fellowship||January 19, 2021||3-5 fellowships are awarded to returning undergraduates who demonstrate a commitment to public interest law|
|Harvard Clubs Summer Community Service Fellowship||March 1, 2021||30+ fellowships are awarded to students who develop high-quality projects that respond to community needs in conjunction with Harvard Clubs and Shared Interest Groups.|
|Institute of Politics Summer Stipend||TBD (Spring 2021)||100+ students are sponsored through this program to explore service work with nonprofit organizations, government agencies, campaigns, think tanks, and elected officials|
|Presidential Public Service Fellowship||February 8, 2021||5-7 fellowships are awarded to students who demonstrate an ongoing commitment to serve the public good – students submit independent project ideas for fellowship consideration|