What is the CSFP?
The main mission of the Community Service Fellowship Program (CSFP) is to expose students to new challenges and methods of working, and to encourage them to explore connections between the academic interests they pursue at School and the practitioner’s vocation to understand and address existing challenges faced by communities both locally (in the Boston area), nationally (elsewhere in the US) and internationally. The Program also provides summer funding to support students as they gain relevant work experience.
The five Community Service Fellowships are:
- Greater Boston Community Service Fellowship
- Doebele Community Service Fellowship
- Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS) Community Service Fellowship
- Harvard Club Of New York Foundation
- International Travel Community Service Fellowship
Through these programs, students can apply for summer employment or internships in agencies or other organizations that address issues in design and planning that serve the public interests of communities. These engagements are intended to increase and enhance the school’s contact with, and relationship to, the outside world and to offer students an opportunity to explore new uses and applications for the skills they have acquired through studies at the GSD.
If selected as a Fellow, GSD students have the opportunity to work in 10 week paid summer internships with community organizations, state and federal agencies and non-profit organizations. GSD students may secure formal internship appointments, or may choose to develop their own projects and identify a fellowship site. Please see the detailed descriptions below for particular requirements for each fellowship.