FellowshipsFunding sources for internships in the U.S. and abroad
Greater Boston Area Community Service Fellowship
Our original Fellowship Program focuses on providing funding for students to work in the greater Boston area. Students have worked in organizations such as:
- Boston Redevelopment Authority
- Boston office, Environmental Protection Agency
- Cambridge Community Development
- Community Design Resource Center of Boston
- Just a Start Corp
- MASS Design Group
- Somerville Community Development Corporation
…. and many more.
Joint Center for Housing Studies Community Service Fellowship
Beginning in Summer 2015, the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS) will support additional community service fellowships for students obtaining internships or other volunteer opportunities with organizations whose work focuses on housing, the built environment, and/or community development.
GSD students from all concentrations are eligible to apply for funding to work in a nonprofit or public sector setting, in Massachusetts, or in other US cities and regions. Funding is available to support 10 week internships across a wide spectrum of possible entities, including but not limited to:
- Municipal or regional planning departments or offices
- Housing or Redevelopment Authorities
- Federal or state agencies (e.g. HUD, DHCD)
- National non-profit intermediaries (e.g. LISC, Enterprise)Local community service organizations and/or community development corporations
- Research and advocacy organizations (e.g. National Low Income Housing Coalition, CHAPA)
Doebele Community Service Fellowship
The Doebele Fellowship was conceived in 2010 on the occasion of the Loeb Fellowship’s 40th Anniversary. A Loeb alumni fund raising effort generated funds for an endowment in honor of founding curator William Doebele. Each year a current GSD student will receive a stipend to bring design and planning skills to a non-profit or government organization during a summer internship.
Funding is available for 10-week paid summer internships across the U.S. Working in community service, nonprofit settings (often with former Loeb Fellows) students have worked in organizations such as:
- Neighborworks Blackstone River Valley, Rhode Island
- Quito Lab at MIT Media Lab, MA
- Redmoon, Illinois
Harvard Club of New York Fellowship
The Harvard Club of New York Foundation provides funding for Graduate School of Design students to perform community service in New York. Ten week summer internships with nonprofit and government organizations directly benefit the people of New York City. GSD students have worked in organizations such as:
International Travel Community Service Fellowship
The main mission of the International Travel CSFP is to support GSD students in travelling overseas to work in nonprofit or government settings. Students secure unpaid internships which are typically two months in length. The focus of the work is to apply the skills the student has developed in their graduate studies. The funding supports travel expenses to and from the country in which the student is volunteering.
GSD students have received International Travel Community Service Fellowship funding to travel to work in organizations such as:
- Healthbridge, Liveable Cities Program (Vietnam)
- Micro Home Solutions (India)
- Scale Africa (Zambia)
- Singapore Urban Development Authority (Singapore)
- Solo Kota Kita (Indonesia)
- United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
- United Nations Office for Project Services (Israel)
- US Department of State – US Embassy (Nairobi)
This year, there are 17 Community Service Fellows. We are very grateful to the Greater Boston CSFP, the Joint Center for Housing Studies CSFP, the Doebele CSFP and the Harvard Club of New York for their generous support of GSD students. The Greater Boston Community...
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