Information for Employers

Host organizations must be non-profit, public service, or a government agency and be willing to supervise and mentor Community Service Fellows (CSF) during the summer. Qualified organizations interested in seeking a summer CSF should post their positions on CREATE, the GSD’s curated job portal. CREATE guides organizations on how to develop a successful internship description for this program. The Career Services team is happy to assist you in this process and can be reached at career@gsd.harvard.edu

Already hired a student? Great! We welcome and encourage new organizations to join us! Organizations without an active job description on CREATE, should work in conjunction with the student to prepare a job description outlining the duties and outcomes of the role. Students are required to submit a job description as part of their application for funding. For information on what to include in the internship description, please use this PDF:

This program requires organizations to provide the following:

  • Mentorship and supervision to their chosen fellow.

  • Partial funding for their fellow (when possible) to assist Career Services in supporting as many students as possible.

  • Collaborating with the GSD Career Services team to provide CSFP evaluations and opportunities for connection, when possible, such as site visits and marketing.

  • Timely documentation needed for contracts and payroll processes. 

  • A supervisor for the fellow will be designated by the organization. The supervisor will approve weekly hours that the fellow will submit as a digital timesheet to the supervisor. The supervisor will approve the fellow’s hours via email to the Career Services Coordinator. The set weekly hours are 35 for a full-time work week. Students may not incur overtime.

  • All fellows are paid via Harvard payroll. Employer/organization salary contributions are directed to Harvard for payment to students.