For Students

We welcome the next generation of civic leaders to engage with us through our events and fellowships. We look forward to hearing your ideas, and value your involvement in our activities.

Student Fellowships

We support BU graduate and undergraduate student internships in local government – in Boston and around the world.

Urban Studies Minor

The Minor in Urban Studies is designed for students who are interested in applying their passions of urban topics to a curriculum that can help prepare them for careers involved in the opportunities and problems that cities present, not only in the United States but around the world.

Attend Our Events

All Initiative events are open to the student community.

Apply for Research Funding

Through our Early Stage Urban Research Awards, we provide funding to graduate students to work on  urban-related projects. Explore past awardees.