Oregon Summer Fellowship

Program Description

The Oregon Summer Fellowship pulls the brightest graduate students from across the country into the distinct natural, political and economic settings of Portland and Oregon. Students arrive from diverse academic disciplines, careers and life experiences, but are all answering a call to public service. This fellowship places students with federal, state, and local levels of government, non-profits or private organizations providing dynamic challenges and professional expectations for our Fellows. The Oregon Summer Fellowship program is a 10-week, full time Fellowship (400 hours total) designed for current graduate students who are on a summer break from their regular enrollment. Oregon Summer Fellows retain their status as students at their home institutions during their Fellowships.

Fellow Compensation

Summer Fellows receive a total stipend of $6,000, paid in three installments.

Eligibility Guidelines

  1. Eligibility. Oregon Summer Fellows must be enrolled in a graduate program, at the Master’s or PhD level, and classified as students by their home institution.
  2. Application. Candidates must complete all phases of the application process.
  3. Fellowship length. Summer Fellows work for 10 weeks, full time (40 hours a week), for a total of 400 hours.
  4. Start and End Dates will vary according to students’ academic calendars, but typically run from May/June through August/September.

What is the application process?

*These ongoing training and professional development activities aim to supplement each Hatfield Fellow's subject matter expertise by increasing their leadership and management capabilities. In addition, these events give Center for Public Service (CPS) an opportunity to teach the Fellows about the Northwest's rich policy heritage, the ethics and values that continue to shape the Northwest's policy making process, and introduce the Fellows to key decision makers.