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.

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

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

 

Global Citizens Fellowship

 

  • Summer fellowship with community organizations that includes and academic research component
  • Open to 2nd and 3rd year students
  • 8 fellowships available
  • $5,000 stipend for 10 weeks, full-time work
  • Summer fellowships in state and local government offices
  • Open to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd year students
  • Three fellowships available
  • $5000 stipend for ten-week, full-time work
If you are interested in federal Bowdoin Public Service Fellowships in Washington D.C., please visit the BPS Fellowship program website. This opportunity is open to current juniors.