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Harvard Magazine offers two fellowships to current undergraduates who are freshmen, sophomores, or juniors in Harvard College.



THE BERTA GREENWALD LEDECKY UNDERGRADUATE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM, supported by Jonathan J. Ledecky ’79, M.B.A. ’83, and named in honor of his mother, enables the magazine to appoint two undergraduates to the editorial staff each academic year. During this term-time fellowship, the fellows write the “Undergraduate” column that appears in each issue, report and file news stories and short features, contribute to, and learn the workings of a magazine through a broad range of other editorial tasks. Although former fellows have pursued a diverse array of careers, many remain professionally engaged in writing and editing at publications such as The New York Times, The New Yorker, and The Wall Street Journal, in the electronic media, or as authors of books.

View a list of current and former Ledecky Fellows including biographical notes and articles.


THE SUMMER FELLOWSHIP provides support for a student to join Harvard Magazine’s editorial staff as a reporter and writer, for ten weeks during the summer months, while also receiving an introduction to the business aspects of magazine operations. The fellowship is a continuation of the Daniel Steiner Undergraduate Editorial Fellowship, generously supported by an anonymous donor from 2014 through 2021. The fellowship honored the memory of Daniel Steiner ’54, LL.B. ’58, who entered the University’s service in 1969, at the request of President Nathan Marsh Pusey, in the wake of the student strike and arrests on campus that year. The fellowship continues as the Harvard Magazine Summer Fellowship.

View a list of current and former Summer Fellows including biographical notes and articles.


Contact us for information about how and when to apply for one of these fellowships.