Bowdoin Public Service Summer Fellowships

The Bowdoin Public Service Fellowship program will offer eighteen students the chance to pursue a 10-week summer internship in the fields of government and public policy.

Internships may include working in a federal office, agency, or non-governmental organization affiliated with government function. This comprehensive internship experience includes assistance in securing a placement, cohort meetings, networking with Bowdoin alumni, and a poster presentation showcasing your accomplishments over the summer. Fellowship amounts for the upcoming summer have been adjusted to reflect rising costs of living. Fellowship amounts for Summer 2023 will be $6,000, with an additional $1,000 expenses supplement for students of aid. Find out more about each of the BPS Summer Fellowships by clicking on one of the options below:

As part of the fellowship program, fellows are required to:

  • Participate in orientation to the program prior to the start of the fellowship; 
  • Maintain a journal on the internship experience; 
  • Gather periodically with other fellows and staff for discussions; 
  • Present a summary of the experience at the end of the summer; 
  • Participate in an evaluation of the program at the end of the summer.