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  • Former Surgeon General Regina Benjamin with students
  • Representative Keith Ellison with student
  • Honduran activist Julieta Castellanos with students
  • Department of State field trip with foreign policy instructor Raffi Balian
  • Former Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar with students
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Applications for 2017-2018 is now open!!!

Check the "Application" section on web site for more information on requirements.

Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 10am-3pm

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

Visit Global Fellows for additional international options.

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Photos from our 2016 Final Showcase

Congratulations to our Army ROTC 2017 Award Recipients:

  • Andres Iriarte, Homeland Security Policy ’17, received the American Legion Award for Military Excellence.
  • Ashley Fydenkevez, Homeland Security Policy '17, received the National Sojourners Award.
  • Katherine Romero, Homeland Security Policy ’16, received the Sidney Oaksmith Leadership Award.

Congratulations to our Fulbright Award Recipient: Sana Haider, Public Health '15, received a Fulbright U.S. Student Program award to the Philippines in Public Health from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Press Release.

Congratulations to our Boren Scholarship Recipients: Marina Farrugia, Homeland Security '16 will complete Boren Scholarship in Morocco to study Arabic, Sam Enokian, U.S. Diplomacy '17 was awarded a Boren Scholarship to study Russian in Kazakhstan, Shabnam Ahmed, Public Health '17 was awarded a Boren Scholarship to study Urdu in India.

Congratulations to our program coordinator, Naz Beyranvand for receiving her certification as a Federal Advisor.

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 Fellows 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 Fellows in Washington, D.C., our sister program, which has four terrific options.) Apply now for our brand new concentration, Critical Regions and International Relations!
    Anyone considering a career in public service of interested in learning first-hand about the federal government is encouraged to apply!