The Manzi Fellowship Program is a paid summer internship program that allows you to work in nonprofit organizations in the Boston area.

About the Fellowship

Colgate student interning with children at a beach camp

The Manzi Fellowship is a competitive fellowship, established in 1995 by Jim Manzi ’73. Significant criteria for selection are a demonstrated commitment to community service and the potential to pursue such work after college.

Manzi Fellows receive a generous grant to offset their living and internship-related expenses during the experience. All fellows are assigned to a project or agency in greater Boston, working 40 hours per week for 10 weeks.  

The application period for the 2024 Manzi Fellowship has ended.

Fellowship Objectives

  • To offer quality, in-depth, paid service-based internship opportunities with Colgate-approved organizations in the greater Boston area for students completing their first, sophomore, or junior years; this is an area of great interest to Colgate students, but one in which paid positions are rare.
  • For students to develop expertise and hands-on involvement in activities fundamental to a well-run not-for-profit organization, such as administrative work, projects, direct service to individuals or groups, fundraising, research, and public relations.
  • To foster a good match between a fellowship opportunity and a Colgate student who has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to community service.
  • To increase Colgate’s internship offerings for students interested in community-based health, mental health, human rights, cultural and historical education, housing insecurity, and youth development