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Tisch Summer Fellows

Since 2004, national nonprofits, community-based advocacy organizations, and government agencies have hosted students from across the university as Tisch Summer Fellows. Undergraduate, graduate, and professional school students engage with critical social issue and advance the public good while developing their own professional skills and networks.

Program Elements


Tisch Summer Fellows applications for 2023 open on December 12, 2022. The deadline is extended until 11:59 p.m. on February 10, 2023 for select sites.  All materials are submitted via Tufts Civic Impact and reviewed after the deadline. 

Review general eligibility requirements and full application instructions

Students enrolled at a health sciences campus may visit the health sciences TSF landing page for complete details, including specialized opportunities and unique application deadlines.   

Fellowship Position

Full-time, 10-week fellowship positions address a broad scope of social issues and interest areas. Opportunities are based in greater-Boston, New York City, Providence, RI, Portland, ME (TUSM only), and Washington, DC with the capacity for in-person work. Remote opportunities will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and might not be available during the 2023 program period. 

Students from the health sciences campuses may apply to opportunities designed specifically to match their specialized skills and professional interests. Visit the health sciences TSF landing page for complete details. 


Fellows gather in small groups with a peer facilitator for intentional, structured reflection sessions. These conversations promote deeper learning as participants explore civic identity development, address systemic inequalities, and cultivate collaborative relationships and effective communication skills to promote social change. At the end of the program, fellows submit a short reflection assignment.

Events & Mentoring

Skill-building workshops, roundtable discussions, and social events are scheduled throughout the summer. Fellows may also engage in optional, one-on-one alumni mentoring. Through these in-person and virtual events, participants build relationships with their peers, Tufts alumni, and other civic leaders. 


Thanks to the generosity of Tufts alumni and other supporters, each member of the TSF cohort receives a living allowance to ensure this opportunity is accessible to all Tufts students. In 2022, fellows received $5,250. Students participating in the TUSM and TUSDM programs receive an adjusted amount based on shorter program length.

A Note for International Students

TSF is open to eligible international students. If you are studying on a student visa, prior work authorization is required to intern in the United States. To learn more about your eligibility as an international student, contact your international advisor. 

Learn More

For more information, contact Jenna Logue, Tisch Summer Fellows Program Administrator, at or 617-627-3535.

TSF 2023 Application

The application period for TSF 2023 opens on December 12.