Living Democracy

Apply Now to Participate in 2019 Summer

Living Democracy will provide a unique living-learning experience for selected Auburn University students in the summer of 2019.  Students are paired with one of our Alabama communities for a ten-week experience in civic engagement and community development.

Students work collaboratively with community partners and local citizens to design, execute, and evaluate community projects.  Housing is provided by the communities, and students are able to earn a $2,000 stipend for their work.

Students will be required to take a 1 hour course in the spring of 2019 in preparation for the summer ahead.

Living Democracy is supported in part by the David Matthews Center for Civic Life, in collaboration with New College at the University of Alabama.

For more information on Living Democracy, visit Please submit an application online to be considered. 

Questions about Living Democracy opportunities should be submitted to Mark Wilson at Applications are due online by 5pm on Wednesday, October 3.

Last Updated: September 04, 2018