Building Robust & Inclusive Democracy

Alumni Opportunities

Tisch Summer Fellows 2024

The Tisch Summer Fellows 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. 

We invite you 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. 

Program Period: June 3 through August 9, 2024

To volunteer, complete this form and indicate your interests. Based on your selection and interest, we will reach out with next steps and to ask any clarifying questions. We encourage you to complete this form by May 1.

Alumni mentoring is opt-in for students. Pairings will be based on the information you provide and the interests of our cohort of fellows. We cannot guarantee that each alumna/us will be paired with a student. We seek about 35 mentors representing the broad personal and academic backgrounds and interests of our cohort. 

Speakers & Panelists
During the summer, fellows engage in reflection, networking, skill-building workshops, and thematic panels or round-table discussions. This year, we will offer in-person and remote opportunities, primarily on Wednesday afternoons. In the past we have invited alumni to speak as panelists and engage with students. Issue areas have included international careers, social impact work in the private sector, entrepreneurship, LGBTQ+ policy, health and homelessness, and food insecurity. 

Hosting Programming
We will have small cohorts of students in New York, NY, Washington, DC, and Providence, RI this summer. If you are located in one of those regions and have something you would like to share with students, we welcome you to partner with us to make it happen! Programming in the past has included visits to a company or organization where an alum is a board member or employee and organizes a panel, community service projects, alumni-led lectures or educational tours around a specific theme or issue area

You may direct questions to Jenna Logue,