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  • Department of State field trip with foreign policy instructor Raffi Balian
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Students who successfully complete program requirements will earn a "Federal Fellow" notation on their transcript!

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Amelia Avis Awarded Udall Scholarship!

Amelia Avis

Amelia Avis (Federal Fellow '17, Energy and Environmental Policy) was awarded the Udall Scholarship and NOAA Pathways Internship! She is a junior Government and Politics major, studying Environmental Policy in the BA/MPP program. She is the Director of Government Affairs for the SGA's Student Sustainability Committee, and participated in the Federal Fellows program from 2016-2017, with an Environment and Energy Policy internship at the Embassy of Canada in Washington, D.C. She has interned with organizations including the U.S. EPA, the U.S. Forest Service, the Chesapeake Bay Program, and the U.S. State Department, and will have a Pathways internship experience at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Summer 2018. Amelia hopes to work in international climate or fisheries policy.

The Udall Scholarship is a national scholarship for students demonstrating leadership, public service, and commitment to Native American or environmental issues. It is provided by the Morris K. Udall and Stewart Udall Foundation in honor of the former Congressmen's dedication to conservation and environmentalism. Udall scholars attend a weeklong orientation in Tuscon, Arizona, learning from environmental and tribal leaders.

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!