Maine Government BPS Fellowship

The Maine Government BPS Fellowship will offer up to three students an opportunity to work with a pre-determined state or local government office in the state of Maine.

They will be required to perform full time (40 hours a week) work for 10 weeks over the summer, following the timeline outlined below. Rising seniors, juniors, and sophomores are all eligible to apply for all opportunities. Students will be provided housing on campus if they would like to pursue this opportunity.

Hoping to do a public service summer fellowship in Maine but want to propose your own scope of work? Please check out the Ladd Local BPS Fellowship and consider applying to that.

We have decided to extend the deadline to 2/11/2022 at 11:59 pm. You can use the same application link to apply for this.

2022 Placement Opportunities


Learn more about Summer 2021 placements for Maine Government BPS Fellowships by checking out this link

Application Info

Apply here! (see note above about change in application deadline!)

  • Check out the placement descriptions outlined below and begin thinking about your ranking of these choices.
  • Update your resume.
  • Create a cover letter for each opportunity that you plan to apply for. 
  • Ask two individuals to serve as references (just contact info, not letters), at least one of which must be a Bowdoin faculty member.


  • December 2021: Student Application goes live
  • February 11th, 2022: Applications due at 11:59 pm
  • February 16th: Students are notified whether their application is being forwarded for consideration to Maine Government BPS sites
  • February 18th - March 4th: Maine Government BPS sites interview candidates
  • March 11th: Students notified of placement offer
  • March 18th: Final student acceptances of fellowship offers due via email
  • June 6th to August 12th- Fellowship experience takes place.
  • September 1st- Final Reflection Essay due

Please note: program orientation, cohort meetings, and other events will be added to this timeline if selected for the program.