For Students

There are a variety of ways for students to get involved with the SNF Agora Institute

Minor in Civic Life

What does it take for people to engage productively as informed, skilled, and effective members of democratic communities and the world? Whether we are scientists, doctors, engineers, advocates, public servants, or anything else, we are all members of pluralistic communities.

The Minor in Civic Life introduces students to civic studies though its core seminars, electives, and experiential learning opportunities. Students participating in the minor will join a vibrant community of student peersfaculty, and fellows at the SNF Agora Institute. Regardless of their primary area of undergraduate study, the Minor in Civic Life empowers students to be engaged global citizens. As a minor, it is specifically intended to engage and equip students interested in pursuing any kind of career (including STEM careers) with skills of critical inquiry and applied research they need.

Click here to learn more about SNF Agora’s Minor in Civic Life.

SNF Agora Student Grants

The SNF Agora Institute awards grants to Johns Hopkins University students and student organizations whose work complements the institute’s mission of strengthening global democracy through civic engagement and inclusive dialogue. The institute will award up to $1,000 per selected applicant so that students and student groups can pursue research, unpaid internships, and other projects, as well as host programming and travel to academic events. SNF Agora will award up to $5,000 total in student grants per semester.

For more information or to apply for a grant, click here. 

Student Internships with SNF Agora Visiting Fellows

SNF Agora offers select JHU undergraduate and graduate students the unique opportunity to intern with SNF Agora Visiting Fellows. This is an exciting chance to support the democracy-promoting work of some of the world’s leading thinkers and practitioners from civil society, government, industry, academia, and media.  

Click here for more information about SNF Agora student intership opportunities. 

Research Assistants Program

Are you interested in assisting SNF Agora faculty and fellows with research on questions of democracy?

SNF Agora Institute faculty, fellows, and affiliates periodically seek the support of student research assistants for a variety of academic projects.

These opportunities are designed to: 

  • advance critical areas of inquiry related to SNF Agora’s mission; 
  • deepen the training and scholarship of students at Johns Hopkins University; and 
  • broaden the ways students can participate in the scholarly community at the SNF Agora Institute. 

To learn more about the program and the application process, please click here. 

Helpful Resources

Johns Hopkins University students are encouraged to engage with the SNF Agora Institute in other capacities, including:

  • Courses: Enroll in our courses.
  • Events: Attend SNF Agora’s many events, which include conferences, trainings, workshops, panel discussions, and live webcasts.
  • SNF Agora Experts: Meet the experts at SNF Agora and learn more about the work of our faculty and fellows.
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