Bowdoin Public Service Initiative

The Bowdoin Public Service Initiative aims to help students gain insight into the rewards and challenges of serving the common good by working in and through government agencies, political offices, and non-governmental organizations engaged in policy work.

There are three components to the initiative:

Bowdoin Public Service in Washington: Open to 10 current sophomores, the program will explore government and public service work through an in-depth 7-week seminar leading up to a week-long experience in Washington, D.C. during the first week of spring break. Application deadline is November 8th.

Bowdoin Public Service Fellowships: Open to current juniors, the Fellowships program provides generous funding support for a full-time, ten-week summer public service internship in Washington, D.C. during Summer 2018. Fellows will also participate in a pre-departure seminar. Application deadline is November 15th.

Bowdoin Public Service On-Campus Programming: Speakers brought to campus for the BPS in Washington and BPS Fellows seminars, or who will be on campus for other engagements, will also be invited to give public campus lectures, have meals with students, or speak in classes exploring topics related to public policy. Symposia on relevant topics will be developed every other year.

For more information, contact Sarah Chingos, Associate Director for Public Service, McKeen Center for the Common Good.