Public Interest Summer & Term-Time Fellowships

Due to budgetary constraints of public interest organizations and government agencies, many public service summer internships are unpaid. However, you can receive funding from outside resources to work at public service organizations during the summer, which is typically awarded as a summer fellowship.

The process of securing a fellowship is much like the job search process. First, you must research fellowships and find one for which you may be qualified and best suits your career goals. The application process can be as simple as filling out a form or as involved as putting together a detailed packet, complete with a statement of interest, a proposal for work, and outside letters of recommendation.

If you have questions or would like to have your application and supporting materials reviewed, please contact Mary Murphy, Public Interest Career Counselor, at

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