Center for Community Engagement

The Center for Community Engagement supports faculty and students as they put their ideas to work in the world.

We foster collaboration and innovation across campus and the community, through initiatives that link experience with theory and reflection. We support community-based learning, undergraduate research, internships, creative endeavors and other educational activities.

It's time to start thinking about the summer!

The summer is an incredible opportunity for intellectual growth, skill development, and career exploration.  Amherst College is able to provide financial support for students who are pursuing low-paid or unpaid summer experiences that directly link to their personal, professional and academic goals through the generous support of alumni.  Where will you go?  What will you do?

students in a play

Idea Accelerator

Explore an idea and get started now — with our help! Learn about our resources, including advising, funding and more.

students at the community engagement orientation trip


Check out our tools and guidelines to help you explore ideas, develop projects, pursue funding and apply your learning.

students present their work at Amherst Explorations

Skills for Life

Find events, workshops, and programs to help you develop all kinds of skills — from speaking effectively to using academic tools, and more.