Center for Community Engagement

Pipeline Scholars Program: Summer Opportunity

The Pipeline Scholars Program is a partnership between Amherst College and Amherst Regional Public Schools that works during the academic year as well as during the summer to build academic and social competencies and close the achievement gap through sustained academic mentoring. If you enjoy tutoring, working with kids, or are interested in learning about teaching Join us! The internship runs from June 27-July 27 and includes on campus housing and a $1,350 stipend. All you need is a resume and cover letter to apply through Experience.

Careers in Public Health: Multiple Paths to Work for Social Justice and Healing

Interested in Public Health? This Friday, come hear from six alumni working in public health and medicine to improve the well-being and lives of the world's neediest populations.

If Internships Be the Food of Love, Eat On

Smith College Professor Rethinks American Immigration Polices

Bonner Community Engagement Leader’s new speaker series brings the CCE and the classroom closer together

At Girls Inc., It’s Always Spring

On Friday, April 16, as I climbed into the van to Holyoke, I complained silently about the weather. Yes, after four days of beautiful spring sunshine, all Friday could muster was a blustery, cold wind. I wondered to myself: Is spring really here, or is it still winter? Thankfully, the day’s dreariness rapidly dissolved as I walked into a room and found myself in the company of twenty sunny, enthusiastic dispositions.

Welcome to Girls Inc.

Alumni in Teaching Call on Amherst Students to Join Their Ranks

2010 recipients of the Class of ’54 Commitment to Teaching fellowship share their stories of inspiration and frustration teaching in America’s public schools.

CCE Launches Summer 2010 Internship Programs

Now that finals are (finally) over, Amherst students are spreading across the country, headed for home, summer jobs, or, of course, those all-important internships.  As a valuable way to boost a resume, the summer internship is to many students an essential part of their work portfolio.  But even for an Amherst student, finding a position that promises more than filing and data entry can be challenging.  How have students found internships that will value them, challenge them, or teach them about how to engage with the local community?

Announcing 2010 Alumni & Intern Receptions

The CCE, Career Center, and Alumni & Parent Programs are proud to present a series of receptions for student interns and alumni in Washington D.C., Chicago, New York City, and Boston. Interns are eager to meet alumni to learn about their lives, the cities where they work—all while having a great time.

Washington, D.C.

Monday, June 14, 2010
6-8 p.m.

The Metropolitan Club
1700 H Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20006
(202) 835-2500

2010 Community Engagement Orientation Trip: Meet the Trip Leaders


This year’s trip leaders hail from states as close as New York and Connecticut to countries as distant as Guam and Kenya. They participate in rugby, karate, wrestling, and cricket teams; they play in orchestras, act in plays, and sing in a capella groups.

Scripts and Scores: the Engagement of Performance

It’s a Saturday afternoon, and a group of students have collected in a Webster stairwell to review the stages of their final performance – or at least the performance they think they’ll probably be giving.  There may be some changes coming, as a student explains to me.  “We were supposed to perform outside, but because of the rain there’s some debate as to whether or not that’s going to happen,” she says.  “So instead we’re going to perform in the library and Val, and at five-thirty we’ll come back here.”