The DukeEngage program is more than just a short-term service immersion experience. DukeEngage provides numerous opportunities to connect civic engagement to academic, personal and professional development as both a prospective and returned DukeEngager.
Before students depart for their summer of engagement, they will have prepared for their experience from the moment they received notification of their acceptance. Through program-specific training sessions, supplemental workshops, online modules, and an intensive two-day conference—the Fortin Foundation DukeEngage Academy—students build their skills and broaden their perspectives.
Back at Duke, students can continue their commitment to civic engagement. Students can become peer-advisers/mentors, co-facilitate training sessions and support the next year's group of participants by serving in the GuiDE Group or as a DukeEngage Academy Leader (DEAL). Previous participants can also continue their DukeEngage experience by applying to the Research In Practice Program and becoming a RIPP-Engage Summer Fellow.
Select from the links at the left to learn more about how students can stay involved with DukeEngage.
Finally, if students are interested in a local service placement and would like to further develop their skills or apply knowledge locally, DukeEngage collaborates with the Duke University Community Service Center to foster opportunities at Duke, Durham, and beyond.