Fellowships & Work

Community Engaged Fellowships

The CCCE deepens its partnerships with local nonprofits by turning Academic Civic Engagement (ACE) projects into fellowship opportunities for students over Carleton's breaks.

  • Ecology of Organic Farming Fellowship
    Partner with local farmers and professor Dan Hernandez to assist with the design and application of experimental treatments on crops.
  • Previous Community Engaged Fellowships
    Check out some older community engaged fellowships here!
  • Puzak Fund
    The Puzak fund supports activities such as student civic engagement internships and service projects, both over the summer and during the academic year.
  • Rice County Health Dashboard Fellowship
    Rice County Public Health is looking for a research intern to increase the accessibility of data of chronic disease and child health to the general public
  • Rice County Mental Health Collective Internship
    The Rice County Mental Health Collective is looking for a summer intern looking to gain hands on experience in the mental health field!
  • Training Website Development Fellowship
    Build a webpage to welcome and train volunteers with PRIMEtime, a Northfield organization offering out-of-school time programming for students who struggle academically and/or have social, emotional or environmental challenges in their lives.


For students who qualify for federal or state work study, consider applying for a Community Based Work Study position.

  • Northfield Reads and Counts
    Northfield Reads and Counts is a local implementation of two national educational initiatives (America Reads and America Counts) seeking to involve community members in helping children develop critical reading and mathematics skills.
  • Off-Campus Community Work Study
    A state- and federally-funded program designed to create partnerships between Carleton and community organizations with our students serving as the bridge between the organization and the campus.

Summer Opportunities

Extend your community engagement work into the summer by applying to these local organizations for an internship.

  • Carleton Student Farm
    The Carleton Farm, a student-run organic farm, strives to grow food in sustainable and experimental ways. All of our produce goes to the dining halls.
  • Phillips Scholarship
    Sophomores are eligible for this fellowship which gives funding to design and implement a Minnesota-focused service project in areas like human services, health, education, the disabled, and eliminating discrimination.
  • Social Justice Internships
    The Carleton Chapel supports students pursuing internships or training programs in organizations promoting social justice. Qualifying programs include work in human rights, community organizing, environmental activism, and community development.
  • Summer Arboretum Internship
    Each summer the Carleton Arboretum hires 5 students for the Summer Arb Crew. If you enjoy spending a lot of time outside, and are willing to do physical work outdoors for extended periods, this internship is for you!
  • Summer PLUS, Summer BLAST
    Summer PLUS and Summer BLAST provide instruction and programming for Northfield students in grades K-5 and 6-8 respectively. Interns assist with instruction and lead enrichment activities.
  • Summer STEAM
    The Faribault Summer STEAM program helps 1st-8th grade students improve their reading, math, and digital literacy skills through hands-on enrichment activities. Interns lead instruction and more.