Bowdoin Public Service Initiative

The Bowdoin Public Service Initiative provides programming and experiential opportunities for students to gain insight into the rewards and challenges of serving the common good through government agencies, political offices, and organizations affiliated with government function.
Introduction to Bowdoin Public Service, by Ambassador Thomas Pickering '53

Bowdoin Public Service in Washington

Open to 12 current sophomores, the program will explore government and public service work through a 7-week seminar series and week-long immersion trip to Washington, D.C. during the first week of spring break.

Bowdoin Public Service Fellowships

Open to current juniors, the Fellowships program provides funding and programmatic support for a full-time, ten-week summer public service internship in Washington, D.C.

BPS Maine Government Fellowships

Open to 1st years, sophomores and juniors, the Maine Government Fellowship provides funding for a full-time, ten-week summer internship in a Maine state or local government office.

Bowdoin Public Service On-Campus Programming

Partnerships with academic departments and other campus affiliates to increase discussion around pathways in public service. Speakers, panels and symposia on topics in public policy.