From the Harvard Alumni Association...
Help students thinking about working in the public interest field by funding a Summer Community Service Fellowship (SCSF). Through this program, Clubs and SIGs have the opportunity to provide a fellowship to a Harvard undergraduate working with a nonprofit host organization in their local community or area. Participating Clubs and SIGs find the program to be an exciting and creative way both to support Harvard’s students and contribute to their home communities. Club and SIG members particularly applaud the degree of “hands-on” engagement and interaction, as they directly speak with students about their experiences, receive student reflection reports at the end of the summer and make recommendations on fellowship award recipients to a selection committee representing Harvard University, the HAA, the Center for Public Interest Careers (CPIC), and hosting Clubs and SIGs.
Established in 1992, the Summer Community Service Fellowship (SCSF) program allows Clubs and Shared Interest Groups (SIGs) to provide funding to Harvard College students who are working to improve their communities over the summer break. The program provides one of the largest sources of funding for summer public service for Harvard College undergraduates.
The funding, which runs in the amount of $3,500-$5000 per student for 10 weeks of full-time work, is designed to cover the costs of living for students to both incentivize them to pursue public service and remove any financial burden that would prevent them from pursuing public service opportunities. The fellows are typically working an unpaid internship at a nonprofit organization or they have designed their own public service project.
The program is co-managed by the HAA and the Center for Public Interest Careers (CPIC) which is a part of Phillips Brooks House.
If you have an opportunity that would be appropriate, please contact Harvardwood!