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Oregon Summer Fellowship 2013

The Oregon Summer Fellowship provides paid summer placements with state and local governments, and nonprofits around Oregon.  The program is designed for currently enrolled graduate students from a variety of public service disciplines who seek a project-oriented, applied learning experience.  Ideal candidates will possess a strong record of scholarship and demonstrable interest in public service.  In addition, they should have completed their first year of advanced degree work prior to starting their 2013 summer assignment.

About the program

The time for public service renewal is now upon us. The leadership and professional ranks of governmental and nonprofit organizations are being thinned by accelerating retirements and declining budgets. At the same, the local, state, regional, and national challenges that confront the public sector have seldom seemed so daunting.The future vitality and success of our public institutions will depend on attracting and developing exceptional, innovative, ethical, and ready leaders. That is why Portland State University’s Center for Public Service launched the Oregon Summer Fellowship over 10 years ago and its brethren program, the Hatfield Resident Fellowship in 2012.

Program Highlights

  • Application deadline: February 1, 2013 (www.pdx.edu/cps/details-of-hatfield-resident-fellowship)
  • Ideally-suited for those with Pacific NW roots and/or aspirations!
  • Sponsored projects within the public and nonprofit sectors.
    • $5,000 stipend; 10-week commitment
      • Starting dates are staggered between May and June, depending on the prospect’s academic calendar.
      • Most assignments in the Portland region or Salem (Oregon’s state capital)
      • Designed for exceptional Masters and Ph.D. candidates pursuing degrees in public policy, public administration, business administration, public health, urban planning,  information systems, and other relevant disciplines.
      • PSU is an EOE/AA Employer
For more information, please contact:
George K Beard
Office 503-725-9817