Application Process and Timeline

Our application process is designed to respect your time as a busy graduate student. For all programs there is an easy-to-complete online application. Applications open on November 19, 2019 and are due March 31, 2020. Fellowship selections are scheduled to begin in Spring 2020.

About the Application Process

There is a common online application format for each of our Public Service Fellowships. The application is one cohesive process and sectioned into two parts, designed to respect and economize the time of busy graduate students. The first phase is aimed at collecting baseline information. It takes about 5 minutes to complete and ensures that each applicant is qualified for consideration for the program(s) of your choice. This is followed by a short series essay questions, designed to showcase the candidate’s professional motivations, aspirations, experience, and suitability for one of our Fellowships. As part of the application process, applicants will also be asked to include a copy of their current resume or cover letter and one letter of reference.

Those who are selected from this application process will be classified as conditional finalists and listed in the Center's Public Service Oregon Talent Bank -- a marketplace where potential sponsors from across Oregon can connect with finalists to explore possible projects and placements.

Due Date

Please note that the standard deadline to complete your online submission of the application and all requested materials is March 31st 2020.


Online Applications Open for all Fellowships

November 19, 2019

Early Application Deadline for Priority Placement

January 31, 2020

Standard Application Deadline for all Fellowships*

March 31, 2020

Talent Bank Published; Interviews & Selection process

Feb 18 - May 29th

Oregon Summer Fellowship Orientation

June 15-17, 2020

Hatfield Resident Fellowship Orientation - First Round

July 8- July 10, 2020

Hatfield Resident Fellowship Orientation - Second Round

September 9- Sept 11, 2020


*Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis after March 31, based on sponsor placement opportunities.

CPS provides all the back office support for payroll, tax reporting, training, and briefings to the Fellows prior to the commencement of their assignments as well as throughout the duration of their term.

Ready to apply? Access the application here.