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Tisch Summer Fellows Program

Tisch Summer Fellow at Groundwork Somerville

The Tisch Summer Fellows (TSF) program offers substantive internships that allow Tufts students to gain real-world skills, grow their networks, and explore career paths while building stronger communities on a local, national, or international level. TSF fellowships are available for undergraduate, graduate, and professional school students.

Each TSF program is unique—placement opportunities vary for each program. Domestic programs in New York, Greater Boston, and Washington, D.C. feature specific internship positions. In 2020, we're also offering funding for students to work on political campaigns over the summer, as well as unique, fully-funded experiences at the Democratic or Republican National Conventions.

We have also partnered with the Tufts University School of Medicine, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, and Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy to create special summer fellowships exclusive to students from each school that are especially designed to complement their education and training.

NEW: Explore new and reopened placement opportunities in the link below. Applications will be reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis.

**Note: Students who have already submitted applications for consideration in 2020 may submit one additional application. All other students may submit applications for up to two placement opportunities.**

The Tisch Summer Fellows program is supported by generous individual donors.

For more information, please contact Mindy Nierenberg, Senior Director, Tisch College Student Programs, at 617-627-4159 or

January 2020 Program Update: Stipends Increased and New Opportunities!

We are pleased to announce some exciting changes to the Tisch Summer Fellows program for the summer of 2020!

In order to reflect the increased cost of living in our host cities, we have raised the stipends for this summer as follows:

  • Boston: $4,400
  • Washington, D.C.: $4,725
  • New York City: $5,250

In addition, we will be expanding the number of placements available and adding new organizations in the coming weeks. We will also announce opportunities for students to receive stipends to work on political campaigns this summer. Stay tuned!

Explore Each Program

  • Tisch Summer Fellows 2018
    Explore more than 100 internship opportunities in the public and nonprofit sectors.
  • IDHE
    We're offering two special election-related opportunities: funding for internships on political campaigns and unique, two-week experiences at the Democratic or Republican National Convention
  • Tisch Summer Fellow at the Bronx Zoo
    Check out our exclusive placements for medical, veterinary, and nutrition students that enhance both learning and community impact.

TSF 2020 Application

Click below to apply to a 2020 Tisch Summer Fellowship.


TSF Application FAQ

Have questions about applying for a Tisch Summer Fellowship? The answer might by in this FAQ document! We recommend you read it before applying.

Alumni: Want to Get Involved?

Tufts alumni can support Tisch Summer Fellows as mentors, facilitators, and in a variety of other ways.
2018 Tisch Summer Fellow Rebecca Leviss, A19

2018 Tisch Summer Fellows Make their Mark

Tisch College's summer internship program provides and funds placements at more than 100 nonprofits and government offices where Tufts students work on issues they care about and grow as young professionals.