Summer Fellowship Opportunities

Center for Social Concerns Summer Fellowship

If you are a current sophomore or junior, this opportunity may be for you! (First-year students: Check out NDBridge!)

The CSC Summer Fellowship Program connects the research students are doing in the classroom with communities around the world to collaborate in the work of creating a just future for all. According to students’ academic and vocational interests, students are placed at 8-week, full-time fellowships with organizations committed to serving the needs of those on the margins of society in a variety of disciplines. Intended for older students, fellowship placements require greater independence and work that will build upon a student’s academic and career interests. These opportunities afford students the opportunity to develop and practice skills particular to their vocational interests while considering a research question that they develop and present upon at the end of the summer. While students aspire to help meet the needs of their site, meaningful engagement truly transforms students’ learning and holistic formation at Notre Dame and beyond.

In the spring semester, all students are required to attend a series of five preparatory workshops and will be asked to consult with a faculty member on their research question. Additional orientation sessions are required for students placed internationally. All students receive a $2,500 stipend along with funding to cover room, board, and transportation expenses.

Learn more about Summer Fellowship site partners and their specific requirements prior to completing the application. Site categories include healthcare, education, sustainability, immigration, engineering, social entrepreneurship, and more; check out this list of Fellowship Sites by Category. To review the 2024 CSC Summer Fellowship Site Descriptions, consult the 2024 Site Description Folder.

The application for Summer 2024 is now closed. For those who have already applied, please note that your reference form must be submitted by the end of the day, Friday, January 19, 2024.

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NDBridge and Summer Fellowship participants bring a research question to their summer experience, and submit their findings at the end of their 8-week commitment. Check out this year’s winners, who received up to $5,000 in funding to continue their research over the coming year.