Ivory Fellowship in Housing Affordability and Sustainability

The Ivory Fellowship in Housing Affordability and Sustainability gives students from any of Harvard's schools the opportunity to spend the summer working on issues related affordable and sustainable housing at for-profit companies, non-profit organizations, or public-sector entities in the United States. While Fellows can work at any public, private, or non-profit entity in the US, preference will be given to students who work with organizations that have been finalists for the Ivory Prize for Housing Affordability, which recognizes ambitious, feasible, and scalable solutions to housing affordability in finance, policy, design, and construction. 

The 10-week long, full-time fellowships, are open to any Harvard undergraduate or graduate student who is returning in the fall semester. Graduate students selected as Ivory Fellow will receive an $8,000 stipend; undergraduates will receive a $6,500 stipend. Students are responsible for arranging a 10-week full-time position before they apply and for providing a letter or email confirming that the company or organization is prepared to host them. Staff at both the Joint Center and Ivory Innovations are available to discuss potential placements and projects. 

For more information about the fellowship or to discuss placements, please contact

  • David Luberoff, Director of Fellowships and Events, Joint Center for Housing Studies at [email protected]

  • Jenna Louie, Chief Innovation and Strategy Officer, Ivory Innovations at [email protected]

How to Apply

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume or cv, a transcript of courses they have taken at Harvard, contact information for two references, and a letter from the organization that will host them that includes the name, title, and contact information of the person who would be their supervisor.

Applications will go live on Monday, January 8, 2024. Applicants should submit their materials via Harvard's Centralized Application for Research and Travel (CARAT) system by Wednesday, March 20, 2024.  If funding is available, the Center will consider second round of applications. These must be submitted by Monday, April 1.