For Students

We at Emory University are committed to producing graduates who will not only become the next generation of leaders, but leaders with a strong moral and ethical foundation. We recognize that universities can be overwhelming and difficult places to navigate. We are especially committed to helping students identify more explicit pathways for connecting and sequencing their service activities, coursework, and research experiences. We do this in ways that allow for the accumulation of knowledge and skills that lead to encounters that help students identify and pursue appropriate career choices, especially those that promote social responsibility, civic engagement, and public service.


Involvement Options

Volunteer Service: Visit Volunteer Emory online to learn about dozens of volunteer service activities. Also explore service programs like Project SHINE and HEARME.

Engaged Learning Courses: Take courses that connect classroom learning with real world problem-solving. The Roadmap to Engaged Learning lists both courses with experiential components as well as theoretical foundation courses that help students better understand and appreciate the complexities of communities and the issues affecting them.

Internship/Fellowship Community Engagement Opportunities: Apply for internship and fellowship programs providing excellent real world experience. Opportunities for students are listed here. In addition to internship programs offered by individual academic departments, consider multidisciplinary programs like the Ethics and Servant Leadership Summer Internship Program, the Emory Scholars Summer and Service program, and the Community Building and Social Change Fellows Program.

Student Research: Consult with CFCP team members about opportunities to craft a senior honors thesis, master's thesis, or doctoral dissertation that addresses pressing community problems or advances understanding of societal issues utilizing community-based participatory research methods. Contact us at

Academic and Career Planning: Discuss your interests and get advice about mapping your personalized Continuum of Engaged Learning, Scholarship, and Service with Caitlin Keesee, Associate Director of Engaged Learning. Email:

Graduate Students Only: Apply for teaching, research, and project-specific fellowships, open to students enrolled in any of Emory's graduate and professional advanced degree programs. Learn more here.

Other Resources

Campus Compact



Emory Office of Financial Aid (check out work-study funds for community service programs or contact the Assistant Director of Financial Aid at 404.727.6039)