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. The 10-week 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. This program is for current graduate students who are enrolled in a Master or Ph.D. program as of the 2017-2018 academic year. Start dates span from early May through late June, depending on the academic calendar of their university, but in all cases their appointments are for 40 hours per week spread over 10-weeks.

Fellow Compensation

Fellows will receive a $6,000 stipend over the course of the Fellowship.

Eligibility Guidelines

  1. Currently enrolled in a graduate program—either a master or doctoral program.
  2. Agree to participate in networking and continuing education events scheduled throughout the program*.
  3. Attend a three-day orientation and team building session scheduled June 18–20, 2018.
  4. Commit to work 10 weeks (40 hours/week) at a qualified organization in Oregon.
  5. Must be eligible for work in the United States through September 30, 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.