Summer Service Learning Program

170+ Sites  |  40+ States  |  230+ Students


(The green dots on the following page denote open sites - the red dots denote closed sites.  Although sites may still appear to be 'open', they may already have many applicants and may close by the time a placement meeting occurs.)

The application is now closed.  Please contact Emily Garvey at to inquire about SSLP placement availability.

The Summer Service Learning Program (SSLP) offers students an experience of displacement from which to discover and deepen an understanding of kinship, resilience and hope. Each summer, for eight consecutive weeks, Notre Dame Clubs sponsor over 225 students across the country to work in nonprofit agencies dedicated to serving people who are marginalized in society. Room and board are provided for students who choose to live on site or with alumni host families, while other students live at home and work in their hometown communities. The Summer Service Learning Program (SSLP) is a three-credit theology course (S/U)  that consists of classroom sessions in April, reading and writing during the eight-week immersion, and follow-up classroom sessions in the fall. The Notre Dame Clubs, the James F. Andrews Scholarship Fund, and other special scholarship funds provide a $2,700 Social Concerns Scholarship to students at the completion of this eight-week summer experience and the academic requirements. For an in-depth look into students' day-to-day activities and reflections, watch the latest SSLP video

This 3-CREDIT course fulfills a requirement for the Poverty Studies Interdisciplinary Minor, the Catholic Social Tradition Minor, and the Latino Studies Minor.

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