Community Matters in Maine~Psi Upsilon Application Guidelines

The Community Matters in Maine~Psi Upsilon and Logan Environmental Fellowship Program places students who have an interest in pursuing an environmental career in stipended summer internships with Maine non-profit organizatins and governmental agences. The Environmental Studies Program coordinates the 10-week internships. In 2010, seven positions are available with a $4000 stipend each.   See list of sponsoring organizations and fellowship descriptions on right (Summer 2010 Fellowship Descriptions)

 *Application Due Date: February 10, 2010 at noon by email to Eileen Johnson

Students selected for one of the fellowships will then be interviewed by a host organization. In consultation with the host organizations, fellowship placements will be offered in early March.

Students who participate in the Psi U Fellowship Program are eligible for Bowdoin College's summer housing.

Requirements: Students must be rising juniors or seniors and have an interest in environmental issues. Students' academic record and financial need are all important criteria, though students not receiving aid are eligible if a paid summer job is a necessity. Preference is given to ES majors.

Environmental Studies-Psi Upsilon and Logan Fellows submit a report to the Fellowship Coordinator (the ES Program Manager) at the end of the fellowship. Fellows also present information on their experience at an end of the summer meeting to other fellows, faculty and staff, and representatives from host organizations. On-site supervisors also are asked to critique the experience. Payment is administered through Bowdoin.  Please not the fellows are expected to work 40 hours per week and cannot be employed by Bowdoin College in any other capacity during the fellowship.

Questions on the Psi U Environmental Fellowship? Please contact the ES Program Manager, Eileen Johnson at 798-7157 or via email at

The Community Matters in Maine Summer Fellowship Program also includes the Community Action Fellowship program that places students with organizations adressing issues of social/civic concern at the local level and are designed for students interested in public service with experience in community service and/or service learning courses.