Building Robust & Inclusive Democracy

Tisch Summer Fellows

Undergraduate, graduate, and professional school students from across the university are invited to apply for the 2024 cohort of Tisch Summer Fellows (TSF). This program is designed to support the professional and career development of participants while enhancing the knowledge, skills, and behaviors needed to build robust and inclusive democracy. Since 2004, community-based advocacy organizations, national non-profits, government agencies, and elected officials have hosted fellows to support dynamic, mission-driven projects to advance the public good.

The 2024 TSF program period is June 3 through August 9, 2024.

General Eligibility Requirements & 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.   

TSF 2024 Applications

The 2024 Tisch Summer Fellows application period is now closed.


Alumni Opportunities

We invite alumni to volunteer your time and share your experience with currently enrolled Tufts students who are part of the 2024 cohort of Tisch Summer Fellows. The time commitment varies but is typically no more than 3-4 hours over the entire 10-week program period, depending on your role and availability. We also invite alumni volunteers to attend certain TSF programming, either in person or virtually.

Learn more about alumni opportunities with the Tisch Summer Fellows program.

  • Participants spend 300 hours over a 10-week program period* engaged in a project-based fellowship position addressing critical issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion with mission-driven program partner organizations. Partner organizations are currently based in greater-Boston, New York City, Providence, RI, Washington, DC, and Portland, ME (TUSM only). Remote-only opportunities are reviewed on a case-by-case basis and might not be available during the upcoming program period.  

    View examples of past TSF partner organizations.

    *TUSM students have a shorter program period requiring fewer hours.  

  • In addition to the fellowship position, participants attend skill-building workshops, roundtable discussions, and peer-facilitated reflection sessions throughout the program period. These experiences are intentionally designed to align with the mission and values of Tisch College and principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion to build a robust, dynamic learning environment. 

  • 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. Members of the 2023 cohort of Tisch Summer Fellows received a living allowance of $5,250. Students enrolled at the Tufts University School of Medicine receive an adjusted amount based on shorter program length. 

  • 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, by email or at 617-627-3535.