Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston Announces 2024 Summer Fellowship Program


Boston, MA — May 7, 2024 — The Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston is proud to announce the 2024 class of its highly anticipated Public Policy Summer Fellowship Program. Designed to cultivate the next generation of leaders and innovators dedicated to addressing the most pressing issues facing the Greater Boston area, this prestigious fellowship provides unparalleled opportunities for professional growth and community impact.

Established in 2000 through the generous support of the Phyllis and Jerome Lyle Rappaport Foundation, the Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston at Harvard University has been at the forefront of advancing public policy research and civic engagement in the Boston metropolitan area. The Summer Public Policy Fellowship Program represents a cornerstone of the Institute's mission to empower emerging leaders with the knowledge, skills, and networks needed to effect positive change.

The 2024 Summer Public Policy Fellowship Program will offer selected fellows – graduate students from eight Greater Boston universities – immersive experiences in government and public sector agencies in Massachusetts. Fellows will work closely with seasoned professionals and mentors on projects spanning a wide range of policy areas, including, but not limited to, transportation, education, housing, healthcare, and environmental sustainability.

"We are thrilled to launch the 2024 Summer Public Policy Fellowship Program and welcome a new cohort of talented individuals who are passionate about making a difference in Greater Boston," said Kathryn Carlson, Executive Director of the Rappaport Institute. "Through this program, fellows will have the opportunity to engage directly with the challenges and opportunities facing our community, gaining valuable insights and forging connections that will shape their future endeavors."

The 2024 Rappaport Summer Fellows are:

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Selected fellows will receive a stipend to support their participation in the program, along with access to professional development workshops, networking events, and other resources offered by the Rappaport Institute. Additionally, fellows will become part of a vibrant alumni network, connecting them with past fellows and leaders in the Greater Boston community.

About the Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston

The Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston is dedicated to improving the governance of the Greater Boston area and strengthening the region's public policy and civic infrastructure. Through research, education, and engagement, the Institute seeks to foster collaboration among scholars, practitioners, and policymakers to address the most pressing challenges facing the region.