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Learn more about Federal Fellows Program and students.

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

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

Applications for 2016-2017 Now Open!
Rolling Admission. Check "Application" section on web site to download form.

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 2016-2017 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 Fellows

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

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