Summer Community Service Fellowship

Support undergraduates interested in public and community service careers

The Harvard Club of Seattle's Summer Community Service Fellowship program provides paid summer fellowships to students working at non-profit organizations. Undergraduates are chosen by Harvard Clubs and Shared Interest Groups (SIGs) across the U.S. and Canada to pursue public service projects in the host Clubs' communities.

Each fellowship carries a stipend of approximately $3,000-$4,000, and fellows are expected to devote at least eight weeks of full-time involvement to their public service project. Housing and living arrangements are the responsibility of the recipient, as are any costs incurred greater than the stipend amount. 

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Past Summer Community Service Fellows 

2015 Fellow, Becca Ramos '17

Dedicated to improving global development and maternal health conditions, Becca worked at One by One, a local non-profit organization that strives to eliminate obstetric fistula, a condition that affects more than two million women and girls across the globe, and improve the lives of those living with this injury. For more on her experience, read her reflection paper.

2014 Fellow, Christian Shigley '17

Planning a career in medicine, Christian spent his summer conducting medical research on Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), a chronic, incurable, and only minimally treatable ailment that affects 100,000 Washingtonians. He worked under the supervision of Dr. James Lord at the Benaroya Research Institute of Virginia Mason Hospital.

2014 Fellow, Nancyrose Houston '15

An aspiring teacher, Nancyrose worked with Treehouse, a nonprofit organization that provides educational and other essential support to foster children in King County.

2014 Fellow, Justin Crichlow '18

As a rising freshman, Justin jumped right into his Harvard experience by serving as a Summer Community Service Fellow at St. Mary’s Place, an emergency family shelter in King County that provides immediate lodging and services to homeless women and their children.

2013 Fellow, Daniel Smith '17

Daniel worked with Imagine Housing, a nonprofit organization that develops subsidised housing complexes on the Eastside. Read his reflection letter (Download PDF, 37kb). Daniel was also featured as rookie of the week in October for his first collegiate goal in the Harvard versus Princeton men's soccer game (this goal resulted in a 2-1 win for Crimson and was the first time Harvard had won against Princeton since 2008).

2012 Fellow, George Hageman '12

George served as an intern in the King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office. You can learn more about George's fellowship by reading his reflection paper (Download PDF, 85kb).


The SCSF Program is made possible by the generous support of alums like you. Support this invaluable program by making your gift today.

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