Story posted September 15, 2010
Interested in issues important to the local community as well as exploring careers in the public sector, seventeen students spent the summer living on campus and working 40 hours a week at local non-profits through the Community Matters in Maine Summer Fellowship.
Sponsored by the Environmental Studies Department and the McKeen Center for the Common Good, the fellowship gave students the opportunity to gain hands-on career experiences such as interviewing patients and applying to pharmaceutical companies on their behalf in order to purchase medications that they could not afford and developing GIS resources detailing potential wind power sites and conflicting scenic resources. Fellows provided an additional and much-needed staff person to partner organizations for the summer while increasing the connections between Bowdoin and the community. Psi Upsilon Fellows focused on environmental issues, while Community Action Fellows addressed issues of social concern.