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Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 10am-4pm

Learn more about Federal Semester Fellows Program and students.

Students who successfully complete program requirements will earn a "Federal Semester Fellow" notation on their transcript!

Note: Visit Global Semester Fellows, our sister program, for additional international options.

Current application cycle closed. Check back in Spring for the 2016-2017 application!

News & Announcements

- Click here for photos from our White House Visit! (11/05/15)

- Click here for photos from our 2015 cohort Final Reception! (4/28/15)

Program Snapshot

  • Learn how to work toward solutions and effect change in the public service sector.
  • Develop insight into public policy and gain professional experience in Washington, D.C.
  • Open to students from all majors, this yearlong program combines a fall subject-based seminar course taught by industry experts, with a spring internship for college credit.
  • Field trips, out-of-class events, and conversations with policy leaders deepen an understanding of the federal government and policymaking.
  • Professional development workshops help students navigate the internship search process and prepare for future careers.

Policy Concentrations

Federal Semester students pursue one of the following concentrations:  

  • Energy and Environmental Policy
  • Homeland Security Policy
  • Public Health Policy (returning for 2015-2016 academic year)
  • Foreign Policy (Go to Global Semester Fellows in Washington, D.C., our sister program, which has three terrific options)

Anyone considering a career in public service or interested in learning first-hand about the federal government is encouraged to apply.

University of Maryland Federal Semester

Federal Semester Fellows | 2407 Marie Mount Hall
federalsemester@umd.edu | 301.314.0261

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