Applications are due Wednesday, March 27 at noon and can be completed online.
Through Active Citizenship Summer (ACS), Tisch College offers highly competitive and unique summer fellowships for Tufts’ most engaged, energized and outstanding students. To date, Tisch College has supported over 500 Tufts summer fellowships and developed strong working relationships with dozens of placement sites in Washington, D.C., New York City, and locally in Medford, Somerville and Boston’s Chinatown.
Fellows work for 35 hours per week for 10 weeks, or 350 hours between June 3 – August 9, 2013. By the summer’s end, fellows will have helped their host agencies, gained a deeper understanding of active citizenship, developed important mentoring relationships and grown both professionally and personally.
Students accepted into Active Citizenship Summer (ACS): Massachusetts gain valuable professional skills and networks through participation in the program’s five components:
- Orientation on campus prior to the summer. Learn more
- Substantive internship at a specific placement. Learn more
- Weekly peer meetings for knowledge sharing and reflection. Learn more
- Alumni mentoring through the CASE network, involving direct mentoring relationships and alumni panels and events. Learn more
- Sharing your experience with other students upon your return to campus. Learn more
Thanks to generous alumni support, each fellow receives up to $3,500.
Eligibility and selection
ACS: Massachusetts is open to all Tufts undergraduates and graduate students. Fellows are selected based on their written materials and placement interview.
- Graduating students may apply. If offered a fellowship, individuals must be fully committed to accepting.
- Applicants studying abroad may schedule phone or Skype interviews with the fellowship supervisor at the appropriate time in the process.
Application process and timeline
To apply to ACS: Massachusetts, first identify the specific placement(s) you are interested in. You may apply to up to three placements, but must submit a tailored cover letter, resume and letter of recommendation for each. Be sure to review the placement descriptions carefully, successful applications will address the specific skills and interests outline in the placement description. Visit the application page for more details.
|Student application deadline||March 27, 2013, noon|
|Interviews||April 16-26, 2013|
|Final notification||April 26, 2013|
|On campus orientation||June 3, 2013|
We are posting 22 different internship opportunities. At present, we only have funding for 13 placements, so we will select the students and placements that have the strongest fit. Use the list on the right to read through descriptions of each placement. You may apply for up to three placements, but must submit tailored materials for each. Each placement has some connection with Tufts and all involve substantive work.
Fellows will meet one weeknight evening to share what they are doing and reflect on what they are learning. A young alumnus or graduate student will help convene and facilitate these meetings. The meetings will also be a time for planning networking events.
Fellows participate in CASE, a unique alumni mentorship program (Connecting Alumni and Student Experiences). Tapping into the alumni group Active Citizens of Tufts (ACT) Boston, fellows will be mentored by local Tufts alumni to build their professional skills. Along with one-on-one mentorship, fellows will attend periodic educational, career, and networking events. Every fellow is expected to play an active role in the CASE Network, including attendance at all events and helping to organize some events.
On return to Tufts, fellows prepare an electronic poster summarizing their experience, and may be asked to share their ACS: Massachusetts experience at events including information sessions and Jumbo Days (formerly April Open House).
For more information
Contact Shirley Mark at 617-627-3656 or Shirley.Mark@tufts.edu.