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Hatfield Resident Fellowship

Program Focus

The Hatfield Resident Fellows program targets postgraduate Master and Ph.D. students with a strong scholarship record and confirmed interest in public service and leadership. The Fellowship is a rigorous, project-oriented, professional and educational experience designed to provide each Fellow with an opportunity to acquire leadership skills with a public service agency in Oregon.

This program is specifically designed for recent graduates who have completed their Master or Ph.D. program within the last year -- or who will receive their degree by June 30, 2017. 

Fellow Compensation

Fellows will receive $24,000 over the course of the Fellowship. Fellows are considered Portland State University employees. This is not a benefits-eligible position and a background check is required.

Program Requirements

1.  Have graduated from their graduate program after August 1, 2016 or will receive their degree on or by June 30, 2017 ‡.

2.  Agree to participate in networking and continuing education events scheduled throughout the program*

3.  Attend a four-day orientation and team building session scheduled July 5-7, 2017 

4.  Commit to work July 3, 2017 - February 16, 2018 (32 hours/week) with a oine week observed winter break that will take place from December 25, 2017 - December 29, 2017 (work resumes January 2, 2018)

5.  Must be eligible for work in the United States through February 28, 2018



*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.

** Please let the program staff know as soon as possible if you are intending to take additional employment with Portland State University.

‡ Qualified applicants currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program may be eligible for either the Hatfield or Oregon Summer Fellows Program. Please contact us to learn more.