Thank you for your interest in hosting one or two Social Innovation Fellows, and joining us in the work of creating a bigger, stronger and more diverse talent pool for the social sector. Fellows are current college students (sophomores, juniors and seniors) who will receive a full semester of credit from their home institution for participation in our Semester in the City program.

We are currently recruiting students from University of New Hampshire, Clark University, Wheaton College, Marlboro College and Becker College who are interested in social change and believe in their own capacity as problem solvers. We expect to partner with additional colleges soon. Social Innovation Fellows will receive intensive training and support through the College for Social Innovation (CfSI) during an initial orientation week and throughout the semester.

Through this application, we are seeking to understand how your organization would utilize and support one (or two) Social Innovations Fellow(s), as well as gather enough information to facilitate excellent match(es). The bulk of the application pertains to your ideas about tasks and projects to which the Fellow will be assigned, and the designated mentor(s) identified by your host organization, including a statement from the mentor.

We understand that circumstances may change between now and the start of the internship placement. Please complete this application to the best of your ability using your current information and thinking. Before completing this application, please review the Hosting a Social Innovation Fellow section of our web site.

For a full view of the application click here once you are ready to submit click the button below. Applications are due Friday, March 30th by 5PM.  


College for Social Innovation places Fellows at nonprofits, government agencies and social mission businesses. Organizations must commit to providing a dedicated mentor to supervise and support the Fellow for ~30 hours per week. Internships include ~50% dedicated to a special project, ~50% dedicated to the direct service work of the organization/department, plus embedded opportunities to shadow staff members and senior leaders and participate in other learning opportunities such as staff or community meetings. Organizations need to provide adequate infrastructure for assigned work (e.g. desk, computer access, etc.). More information can be found here.  


Host Organizations are asked to contribute a $700 Host Fee per Fellow per semester that will cover the Fellow’s T-pass and living stipend. The MBTA pass will work for Boston lines and buses, but will not extend to commuter rail or express passes. 

If your organization is otherwise an excellent Host Organization candidate, but cannot afford the Host Fee, please contact Lina Cañon ( to request a discounted fee or fee waiver. 


Step 1: Application. Applications for the Spring 2018 semester are now closed.

Step 2: Fine Tuning. A College for Social Innovation staff member may be in touch by phone or email with clarifying questions about your application.

Step 3: Selection. Host Organizations will be notified if they have been matched, and provided with information about matched Fellow(s) in mid-November.

Step 4: Confirmation. Host Organizations will have the opportunity to speak with assigned Fellows before the semester begins. Any concerns about assigned Fellows will be addressed in collaboration with the Host Organization’s CfSI Program Manager.