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Fellowships, Internships and Grants available for Public Service

Through the Career Planning Center (contact Dighton Spooner)

Davis Projects for Peace invites all students to design grassroots projects that you can implement during the summer that advance world peace. The two Bowdoin student projects judged to be the most promising will be submitted to the Davis Project. Winners receive $10,000 to implement their project. Applications are due in Career Planning on Thursday, January 28, 2010.

Preston Public Interest Career Fund (PPICF) requires you to work for an organization that serves the needs of the underserved or disadvantaged. You must have a specific project that you will work on for the organization. This grant is open to all 1st, 2nd, and 3rd year students. The stipend is $4000. The application deadline for summer of 2010 is Wednesday, March 31, 2010.

Nikuradse-Matthews Summer Public Interest Fellowship requires that you work for an organization that serves the needs of the underprivileged. You must have a notable project that you will work on. The stipend is $4000 for the summer. This grant is open to all 1st, 2nd, and 3rd year students. The application deadline for summer of 2010 is Wednesday, March 31, 2010.

Thomas A. McKinley '06 Grant allows you to pursue significant entrepreneurial experiences or community service projects of your own design, anywhere in the world. The grant for the summer experience will cover a stipend and all related costs up to a total of $5,000. This grant is open to 2nd and 3rd year students. The application deadline for summer of 2010 is Wednesday, March 31, 2010.

Robert S. Goodfriend Summer Internship Fund encourages students to pursue summer internships that will develop business skills and increase their exposure to the business world. Award amounts will be based on the employer’s ability to provide partial remuneration with the combined total not to exceed $4,000. This grant is open to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd year students. The application deadline for summer 2010 is Wednesday March 31, 2010.

Richard B. '62 and Sabra Ladd Government Internship is designed for a current student pursuing an unpaid summer internship in the federal government or a national public policy institute. The grant will cover expenses up to $5,000. The application deadline for summer of 2010 is Wednesday, March 31, 2010.

Through Student Research & Fellowship (contact Cindy Stocks)

With over 120 Bowdoin students engaging in faculty-mentored research each summer, Bowdoin is one of the most active research institutions among liberal-arts colleges today. Students find that immersing themselves in a particular research question gives them a chance to personalize their undergraduate experience and often is a springboard for independent study and honors projects. There is opportunity in these projects to consider a public engagement component.

Departmental Fellowships are usually open to students from a particular discipline and the funding decisions are made at the departmental faculty level.

Institutional Fellowships are open to students from across campus .