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 for the 2023 Manzi Fellowship is now open. Apply by March 1, 2023.


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