Additional Opportunities

Student Opportunities

Frontier Nursing University Courier Intern Program

The Courier Program is an eight week, rural and public health, service-learning program with a rich and adventuresome history that targets college students with interest in public health, healthcare or a related field (no formal medical training is required).  The Courier Program offers a unique opportunity for students to gain insight into the challenges and opportunities of providing healthcare in rural and under-served areas. Throughout this eight week program, Couriers become immersed and engaged through their Courier Clinic Site. These sites are often remote, located in culturally unique communities in Appalachia and elsewhere. During their time on site, Couriers will shadow a variety of clinicians and provide leadership on special projects, as well as other avenues of community participation.

The program cost is $500. This covers lodging, Courier uniforms, most food, gas, as well as other program costs. Couriers are responsible for their own transportation. However, Courier Program participants do have the opportunity to apply for a scholarship to our Diversity Impact Weekend, which includes a travel stipend.

Applicants will fill out the application online using the link provided ( Please note that you cannot save your application online and must complete it all at once. Copies of an unofficial transcript and valid driver’s license will need to be provided with the online application.
DEADLINE: February 17, 2019

Engaged Scholarship & Social Justice Undergraduate Research Conference 

Started in 2015, ESSJ is a national conference focused solely on undergraduate research on engaged scholarship. It is a great opportunity for students to present their research and get feedback from faculty. Students are able to engage in dialogue and get a sense of what it means to get one’s work heard beyond Bates—especially for those interested in doctoral programs.  The RFP has been released and can be accessed here.
DEADLINE: February 8, 2019

If you have any questions, please contact or visit the website at

Let America Vote

You’re invited to intern with Let America Vote, Jason Kander’s grassroots organization that is dedicated to protecting voting rights. We are now accepting applications for our fall internship and fellowship programs. We are looking for bright, energetic individuals who want to learn the nuts and bolts of how top-notch grassroots organizing works.

To apply, please visit

Additionally, the Let America Vote offers a fellowship program if you’re looking to be even more involved. With an expanded time commitment, fellows will also benefit from our Field Organizer Training Program, where they’ll learn about grassroots organizing from a team of experts. This will prepare you to be even more proactive in your role, ensuring you can work effectively on future advocacy, political campaigns, and other modes of valuable civic engagement.

To apply, please visit, call us (603) 820-7130 or email us at

Maine NEW Leadership

Maine NEW Leadership ( National Education for Women) offers a FREE six-day residential, nonpartisan, public leadership training program for Maine women undergraduates (those who are from Maine or those who attend college in Maine). Participants learn about politics and policy making, explore ideas about leadership, and participate in hands-on skill-building exercises. The program  runs from May 30th though June 4th at the University of Maine at Orono.

For more information about the program and about applying, visit:

Traditional and non-traditional students from all college majors and all political, socioeconomic, ethnic, and racial backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
DEADLINE: February 1, 2019

Island Design Assembly

Island Design Assembly brings together a team of students and architects for eight intensive days to live off-the-grid while designing and building a project for an island community in Penobscot Bay, Maine. The program is open to students from all colleges and universities, and no experience with design or construction is necessary. Student participants experience a real-world project, hands-on learning, and a professional externship with the firm. In 2017, the American Institute of Architects New England Region bestowed an award for Excellence in Architecture on the IDA projects completed over the past five years, and the program was one of sixteen international case studies featured in the book The Design Build Studio: Crafting Meaningful Work in Architecture Education.

Program details, photographs, and application information are available at

Oxfam CHANGE Leader Program

Oxfam is currently accepting applications for their CHANGE Leader program, an initiative that equips determined undergraduate students with leadership skills and offers hands-on experience in organizing and advocacy. Students entering their sophomore or junior year for the 2018-19 academic year are eligible to apply.

Click here for more information.

Rocky Mountain Field Institute Earth Corps 2018

Earth Corps is a field studies program run by the Rocky Mountain Field Institute (RMFI) in partnership with the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs to provide motivated, environmentally conscious students the opportunity to live and learn in the incredible natural classroom of the Colorado wilderness. The program began in 2002 and is designed to integrate key lessons in environmental studies with the completion of multiple critical environmental restoration projects. Earth Corps attracts exceptional students from across the nation to participate in this unique service learning opportunity.

Learn more and apply at

Environmental Health Strategy Center

The Environmental Health Strategy Center is seeking talented, hard-working, passionate candidates to work on local and national campaigns to protect communities from chemicals linked with cancer, asthma, and other health problems.  This is a great opportunity to get hands-on experience working in a fast-paced, multi-disciplinary, science-based policy organization and build your skills in community organizing, environmental health policy, and campaign advocacy.

For more information, contact Brittany Morrison at

Repair the World

Repair the World is a national Jewish non-profit that focuses on volunteer recruitment and engagement around food and education justice in Detroit, Miami, New York, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.  Fellowships are available for students interested in spending a funded year engaging local communities in service and conversations around social justice.  Fellowships are an 11-month program for individuals aged 21 through 26 that is fully funded and comes with free housing, training, and health care. Fellows recruit, train, and serve alongside volunteers to bring about change and knowledge building through direct service, community organizing, and learning events.

Learn more and apply at

College to Congress

College to Congress is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to creating pathways for students to intern on Capitol Hill who otherwise could not afford the opportunity. The program offers leadership training, mentorships, an alumni network, and stipends to cover all costs. The program is now accepting applications to fill 20 spots for summer 2018 and is reserved for undergraduate students who are eligible for Federal Pell Grants.

Learn more and apply at

The Institute for Broadening Participation

The mission of the Institute for Broadening Participation is to increase diversity in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) workforce. They design and implement strategies to increase access to STEM education, funding, and careers, with special emphasis on reaching and supporting individuals from underserved communities and underrepresented groups, including underrepresented minorities, women, persons with disabilities, first generation college students, and students from underserved communities.

They have 699 summer research programs posted on our site currently and we are busy posting new program dates and new programs every day!

Please visit the link below to find out more about their summer research listings:

The Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service

Spend 8 weeks taking action while getting a hands-on learning experience in the nation’s capital with the Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service (IPVS)! Taking advantage of a Washington, DC internship is a valuable investment in your future that will set you apart after college. IPVS will put you on the front lines helping to solve local, national and international issues. The comprehensive program sponsored by The Fund for American Studies includes:

• An internship placement with some of the nation’s top nonprofits
• Courses for academic credit provided through George Mason University
• Furnished housing located close to Metro rail stations, monuments and museums in Washington
• Leadership activities including charitable grant awards and hands-on community projects
• Professional development opportunities including networking events, exclusive behind the scenes briefings, guest speakers and a mentor program
• Workshops on social entrepreneurship, legal issues and much more

For more information and to be begin an online application, please visit Questions may be directed to or 202.986.0384.

Anchorage Urban Fellows

The Anchorage Urban Fellows is a nine-month long fellowship program that places dynamic college graduates in some of Anchorage’s most significant civic institutions. By immersing the fellows in the Anchorage community, the program aims to curate an amazing experience for its participants and, more broadly, provide a pipeline of young talent and energy into Anchorage’s (and Alaska’s) economy and community life. The program is backed by well-connected and wonderful members of the Anchorage community that will plug fellows into the broader Anchorage outdoor/civic/community/art life.

Housing and living stipends are provided.

Visit the Anchorage Urban Fellows website for more information.

The Forest Foundation

The Forest Foundation places students with non-profits in the Boston area for full-time summer experiences with a $5000 stipend and great professional development opportunities. They even have an early acceptance program for students who apply by March 1.

The Forest Foundation is led by a Bowdoin alum who is dedicated to providing transformative experiences for students who want to be change agents.  For more information:

Bates contact: Darby Ray at the Harward Center.

The 2017 Urban Adamah Fellowship

The Urban Adamah Fellowship, based in Berkeley, CA, is a three-month residential training program for young adults (ages 21–31) that combines urban organic farming, social justice training and progressive Jewish learning and living in intentional community.

Through the operation of Urban Adamah’s two-acre organic farm and internships with local community organizations, fellows gain significant skills, training and experience in sustainable urban agriculture, Jewish spirituality, intentional community, and leadership development.

Twelve-fourteen fellows are accepted per season. Admission is on a rolling basis.

Visit the Urban Adamah website today to request an application.

Volunteers for Peace

Volunteers For Peace (VFP) organizes, promotes and supports voluntary service opportunities in the USA and abroad as an effective means of intercultural education, service learning, and community development.

VFP empowers host communities to work cooperatively for environmental sustainability, social justice, and peace.

VFP provides opportunities for volunteers to develop leadership skills and global connections. We advocate for civic engagement and encourage volunteers to apply their new skills as citizen diplomats, community activists and global leaders.

Visit to view available projects and apply.

Camp AmeriKids (a program of The ELM Project)

Camp AmeriKids, a summer camp for children living with the challenges of HIV/AIDS and sickle cell disease, is looking for caring, responsible, energetic and fun counselors for our 2017 season. A volunteer counselor team is responsible for the 24-hour supervision of a cabin and maintains a camper to counselor ratio of about 2 to1. Counselors spend each day of camp with their cabin group as they rotate through a schedule of activities and participate in new and exciting workshops provided by the program staff. The cabin counselor’s enthusiastic participation in all aspects of camp, from meals and activities to nightly special events and cabin chats, is crucial in creating a memorable camp experience for our campers. Counselors are expected to be role models, sources of energy and ideas, and are a key part of the Camp AmeriKids community. Room & board at our site in Warwick, NY is provided.

Applications are available on the Camp AmeriKids website.