Paid Positions

Academic Year Positions
  • COMMUNITY WORK-STUDY FELLOWSHIPS provide work-study funds for academic-year community-engaged work with local non-profit agencies.  Students can apply for jobs already listed for local organizations.  Students may also work as literacy or math tutors in the local schools through the AMERICA READS/AMERICA COUNTS program.  Students MUST qualify for work-study funds.  Compensation is at a rate of $12.40/hour.  Host agencies must agree to reimburse Bates College for 25% of the student’s total earnings.   For more information, contact Marty Deschaines at the Harward Center for Community Partnerships.  Click here to download a community work-study application or click here to download an America Reads/America Counts application.
    DEADLINE: Rolling, but most positions are filled soon after the start of the semester
  • COMMUNITY-ENGAGED RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS provide funding, mentoring, and peer reflection for student projects that engage public needs, as articulated in dialogue with community partners, through significant academic research. CER Fellows receive a stipend of $400 for the Winter semester. Equally important, they take part in a non-credit Fellows’ Seminar, being led this year by Darby Ray and Sam Boss, which exposes them to the history, methods, and ethics of community-engaged research across different disciplines, engages them in thinking about the distinctive values and challenges of community-engaged research, and offers them an interdisciplinary peer community for supporting and sharing their work. The Seminar meets on a biweekly basis during Winter Term and culminates in a session at the Mount David Summit. Meeting times are chosen to accommodate student schedules. Students work as usual with their project’s faculty advisor, with Darby and Sam providing additional guidance and support. For more information, contact Darby Ray at the Harward Center for Community Partnerships or click here to download an application.
    DEADLINE: Review of applications begins on Friday, December 18, 2020.
  • A/RT (ACTION/RESEARCH TEAM) FELLOWSHIPS engage a team of 6-10 students virtually in intensive community-engaged work from January 11-February 5, 2021. Each A/RT Fellow will work approximately ten hours per week during the four-week period on a select project designed to build capacity for community-engaged work by future Bates College students and others wishing to get involved in the local community.  A/RT Fellows receive a stipend of $400 for their full participation in the program. During weekly meetings led by Harward Center staff, Fellows develop work plans, evaluate progress toward goals, and brainstorm ways to address challenges.  For more information, please contact Darby Ray at the Harward Center for Community Partnerships or click here to download an application.
Summer Positions
  • The SUMMER COMMUNITY WORK-STUDY PROGRAM provides work-study funding for summer work with non-profit or governmental organizations in the Lewiston/Auburn area. Funds are available on a competitive basis. Students can design projects with non-profit agencies or apply for existing positions. Students MUST qualify for work-study funds in both the current and the following academic year. Students are paid $12.40/hour for up to 300 hours of work. Work may be part-time or full-time. Host agencies typically agree to reimburse Bates College for 25% of the student’s total earnings. Applicants must submit a letter of support from the host agency. For more information, contact Marty Deschaines (mdeschai@bates.edu) at the Harward Center for Community Partnerships or click here to download an application.
    DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin on March 29, 2021 and will continue until funding is expended.

Click here to download a tip sheet on writing a Harward Center summer grant proposal.