In collaboration with the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD), the Joint Center for Housing Studies is offering Community Service Fellowships for GSD students. The mission of the GSD's 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. Read about the experience of previous recipients on the Community Service Fellowship blog.
Joint Center for Housing Studies Community Service Fellowship
The JCHS Community Service Fellowship for GSD students will support 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 (eg. HUD, DHCD)
- National non profit intermediaries (eg. LISC, Enterprise)
- Local community service organizations and/or community development corporations
- Research and advocacy organizations (eg. National Low Income Housing Coalition, CHAPA)
Applications Due Friday, March 10, 2017
More information and application instructions here.
The Summer 2016 Joint Center for Housing Studies Community Service Fellows are:
Arjun Gupta Sarma, MUP 2017; Greater Ashmont Main Street, Boston, MA
Diana Jih, MLA I 2018; Public Workshop, Philadelphia, PA
Omar J De La Riva, MUP 2017, Latino Health Access, Santa Ana, CA
Daniel Foster, MUP 2017; City Life Vida Urbana, Jamaica Plain, MA
Jack Popper, MUP/MPA 2018; Beyond Housing, St. Louis, MO
Kevin Symcox, MUP 2017; George Kaiser Family Foundation, Tulsa, OK
Christopher Merritt, MLA II 2017; Central Indiana Community Foundation, Indianapolis, IN