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2009 Summer Fellowships in Public Service

Story posted November 03, 2008

Information Session on Summer Public Service Fellowship Opportunites
Monday, November 17
Main Lounge, Moulton Union

Community Matters in Maine Summer Fellowships

The Community Matters in Maine Summer Fellowships provide opportunities for students to explore the public sector and work with leaders of Midcoast Maine through placements in organizations addressing issues in the arts, government, education, social services and the environment. The ten-week program includes a $4000 stipend. Preference given to rising juniors and seniors. Read more about the experiences and placements of past Community Action Fellows and Psi U/Logan Environmental Fellows.

Global Citizens Grant

The Global Citizens Grant provides students with the opportunity to pursue summer volunteer and direct service projects outside of the United States in primarily developing countries. Grants of up to $2500 assist students to undertake projects from four-ten weeks.

Goodfriend Grant

The Goodfriend Fund helps students pursue summer internships that will develop their business skills and increase their exposure to the business world. Open to 1st year and 2nd year students.

Thomas A. McKinley '06 Grant

The McKinley Grant supports Bowdoin students who are pursuing either significant entrepreneurial experiences or community service projects of their own design, anywhere in the world, in the summer after their sophomore year.

Nikuradse-Matthews Summer Fellowship

The Nikuradse-Matthews fellowships provide opportunities for students interested in working in an organization that serves the needs of the underprivileged. Students must have a notable project that they will work on. A stipend of $4,000 is available for the summer. The grant is open to all 1st, 2nd, and 3rd year students.

Preston Public Interest Career Fund

This fund supports students who are interested in internships with social service agencies, legal service organizations, humanitarian organizations, public education, and similar organizations that serve the needs of underserved and disadvantaged populations. A stipend of $4,000 is available for the summer. The grant is open to all 1st, 2nd, and 3rd year students.

Join past fellows as well as members of the Career Planning Center, the Environmental Studies Program, and the McKeen Center for the Common Good to learn more about how to get involved and details of the experience and application process.


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"This fellowship instilled in me a sense of how important non-profits like the Mitchell Institute are to our society. The enthusiasm and dedication of my coworkers were contagious and my experience was invaluable."
— Allie Ruane, pictured at left