Paid Positions

Academic Year Positions
  • COMMUNITY WORK-STUDY FELLOWSHIPS provide federal 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 federal work-study funds.  Compensation is at a rate of $10.25/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 advance public needs, as articulated in dialogue with community partners, through significant academic research. CER Fellows receive a stipend of $400 for the 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 sharing their work. The Seminar meets on a biweekly basis during Winter Term, usually over lunch or dinner.  Click here to download an application.  For more information, contact Darby Ray at the Harward Center for Community Partnerships.
    DEADLINE: EXTENDED TO DECEMBER 21, 2018
  • STA/RT (SHORT TERM ACTION/RESEARCH TEAM) FELLOWSHIPS engage a team of 6-10 students in intensive community-engaged work during the College’s five-week spring Short Term. STA/RT Fellows are chosen from a competitive applicant pool to work both independently and as a group to undertake time-sensitive projects identified as priorities by community partners. Bringing diverse research skills to bear on a range of projects, including data analysis, program evaluation, and program design, Fellows work 20 hours per week and earn a stipend of $400. They work closely with their community partners and are advised by Harward Center staff. For more information, please contact Sam Boss at the Harward Center for Community Partnerships or click here to download an application.
    DEADLINE: February 25, 2019
Summer Positions
  • HARWARD SUMMER CIVIC FELLOWSHIPS, which are funded through the Vincent Mulford Fund, the Class of 2000 Fund, and the Harward Center, provide support for sustained community-engaged work. Students interested in applying for this fellowship are encouraged to meet with Harward Center staff to discuss the application process.  Working with a supervisor at a service agency site, the student designs an eight- to ten-week project, outlines job responsibilities, and identifies some of the social and/or environmental issues that the work will address.  Grant applications must include a written endorsement from both the host agency and a faculty member.  Students are encouraged to develop projects that address wide-ranging social or environmental issues while having a local impact.  $4000 is awarded for a minimum of eight weeks (300 hours) of full-time work.  These grants are competitive.  For more information, contact Peggy Rotundo (mrotundo@bates.edu) at the Harward Center for Community Partnerships or click here to download an application.
    DEADLINE: March 18, 2019
  • SUMMER COMMUNITY WORK-STUDY FELLOWSHIPS provide federal work-study funds for summer community-engaged learning projects.  These projects may be primarily socially or environmentally focused.  Funds are available on a competitive basis.  Students can design projects in non-profit agencies or apply for jobs already listed for local organizations.  Funds can be used locally or in other parts of the country with preference being given to local projects.  Students MUST qualify for federal work-study funds in both the current academic year and the following academic year.  Students are paid hourly and can earn up to $4000 for the summer.  Host agencies must agree to reimburse Bates College for 25% of the student’s total earnings.  Applicants must also submit a strong letter of support from the agency supervisor and from a faculty member.  Summer work cannot begin until June 1st.  For more information, contact Peggy Rotundo (mrotundo@bates.edu) at the Harward Center for Community Partnerships or click here to download an application.
    DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin on March 18, 2019 and will continue until funding is expended.

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