Fellowships

Service and learning should continue beyond seasons, beyond semesters, and beyond Bowdoin. 

Overview

We support students who wish to engage in intensive public work over summer break and after graduation. Since we deeply believe that committed and qualified students should have the opportunity to engage in these life-building and life-changing experiences regardless of their need to earn summer wages, the McKeen Center offers an array of fellowship opportunities for full-time work with community initiatives in the United States and abroad. Not only do fellowships help students explore career options while building capacity in non-profit and civic organizations, but they also offer students the chance to tangibly contribute to communities today and gain the tools necessary to lead communities in the future. And when a student sees a need in a community that isn't being addressed, we're here to help them lead from day one.

Deadline Extension for McKeen Center Fellowships

We are excited to announce that the McKeen Center has decided to extend some of our deadlines to Friday, February 11th.

All of these opportunities are open to class of 2023, 2024, and 2025… so please consider applying today using this application.  

Please also note that we will also be adding a second deadline for the Denning Fellowship and the Rising Senior BPS Fellowship due on Friday, February 25th, 2022. More information will be coming out on this second deadline in the next week that will be distributed to rising seniors on campus.

Maine Community Fellowship
  • Summer fellowships with community organizations around the globe
  • Open to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd year students
  • 4-5 fellowships available
  • $5,000 stipend for 10 weeks, full-time work
  • Includes 6-week pre-departure seminar to prepare for the summer
  • Schedule a meeting with Tom Ancona for more information
Denning Summer Fellowship

 

  • Summer fellowships with community organizations in Midcoast Maine
  • Open to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd year students
  • 8 Community partners host fellows
  • $5,000 stipend for 10 weeks, full-time work
  • Schedule a meeting with Tom Ancona for more information

 

Global Citizens Fellowship
  • Summer fellowship with in-depth community work and potential academic connectings during senior year
  • Open to rising seniors
  • 8 fellowships available
  • $5,000 stipend for 10 weeks, full-time work
  • Schedule a meeting with Tom Ancona for more information
  • Summer fellowships in federal, state and local government offices
  • Open to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd year students
  • Twenty-three fellowships available
  • $5000 stipend for ten-week, full-time work
  • Schedule a meeting with Sam Cogswell for more information