Students are employed full time (M-F, 9-5) by a prominent Boston area organization for 7 weeks during the summer. Employement dates for summer 2024 are Monday, June 24 to Friday, August 9, unless otherwise approved by the DLI Director and host organization.

Students are supervised by a professional at the host organization. The DLI Director also meets with each student on a weekly basis for the first half of the summer. A performace check-in will occur at the midpoint of the fellowship to ensure expectations are being met by all parties.

Professional Development
Students engage in professional development every week through site visits to the host organizations. Led by the DLI Director, 2-3 organizations are visited each week, usually on Wednesdays. Visits include a tour of the organization, presentations by organizational leaders, and conversations about the professional world. Virtual site visits occur as needed.
Educational Grant
Deitch Fellows receive a $3,000 educational grant.
Tasks vary depending on the needs of the organization in any given year. Efforts are made for tasks to be varied and important, not menial. Interested applicants can review the 2022 tasks and projects to have a better sense of the work.
Time Frame
  • May
    • Fellow training and orientation: Dates TBD
  • June
    • First day of employment: Monday, June 24
    • Date subject to change per BPS calendar (snow dates) and host organization preferences.
  • August
    • Last day of employment: Friday, August 9
    • Date subject to change depending on the start date. Fellowship must be 7 weeks.