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Tisch Summer Programs

Since 2004, the Tisch Summer Fellows Program has provided substantive civic internships and programmatic support to more than 1,000 Tufts students. For the past several years, we have focused on opportunities in New York City, Boston, and Washington, D.C., that allow undergraduate, graduate, and professional school students to gain real-world skills, expand their networks, and explore career paths while building stronger communities. In 2020, we also added the 2020 Election Campaign Fellowships, which provide summer funding for students who secure unpaid internships in political campaigns across the country.

In mid-March, student finalists were being interviewed by community partners for selection as Tisch Summer Fellows. As COVID-19 spread, we contacted our partner organizations to help determine ways to proceed. In order to prioritize the health and safety of our students and not take unnecessary risks, all 2020 Tisch Summer Fellowships will now be remote internships, and we appreciate that the majority of organizations were able to provide virtual internships. We also realize that there are students that have lost previously secured placements through TSF and other opportunities, and that the job market has been severely impacted by this crisis.

To meet these changing needs, Tisch College created new, remote TSF internships based in our three usual TSF cities and elsewhere around the country. We also offered summer funding to support the efforts of students who are working to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on communities and vulnerable populations.

Additionally, the Tufts University School of Medicine, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy are offering special, remote summer fellowships exclusive to students from each school that are especially designed to complement their education and training.

All 2020 Tisch Summer Programs have concluded. Check back in Spring 2021 for new opportunities!

Tisch Summer Programs are supported by generous individual donors. 

For more information, please contact Jenna Logue, Tisch Summer Fellows Program Administrator, at

Explore TSF Opportunities

  • Tisch Summer Fellows 2018
    Explore summer 2020 opportunities for students to undertake remote fellowships to strengthen civic life.
  • A young person sews masks
    We offered funding for students who individually, with peers, or with an organizations, are involved in initiatives related to COVID-19.
  • IDHE
    We offered special election-related opportunities for students to work on political campaigns and engage in the 2020 election cycle. Note: Application period is closed.

Apply for a TSF Remote Internship

The application period is now closed. Please contact with any questions.

Explore 2020 Internships

Curious about the fellowships we offered in the summer of 2020? Click below to browse through internship positions and get a sense of the scope and type of opportunities available for future years!