USC Leonard D. Schaeffer Fellows in Government Service
Opens Oct 30 2023 12:00 AM (PDT)
Deadline Jan 16 2024 11:59 PM (PST)
$5,500.00 to $6,000.00
Description

The Leonard D. Schaeffer Fellows in Government Service program exposes undergraduates to government work and its impact through 10-week, full-time, high-level internships with elected officials and agencies at the federal, state, and local levels. The program creates the opportunity for participants to become engaged citizens and develop an informed view of government service and operations. Schaeffer Fellows are selected from five universities – Harvard, Princeton, U.C. Berkeley, USC, and University of Virginia.

If you have not done so already, please fully review all requirements and selection process notes on the Academic Honors and Fellowships website before starting an application.


ELIGIBILITY

  • a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA
  • current USC sophomore or junior standing. Seniors are only eligible to apply if enrolling in 12+ units of required undergraduate courses in fall 2023. Preference will be given to candidates with at least one full academic year of undergraduate study remaining after the fellowship. (Progressive Degree students must not begin master’s-only degree requirements in the fall).
  • relevant experience and/or coursework demonstrating preparation for a demanding government internship. While no prior public service record is required, competitive candidates will be able to demonstrate transferable skills and an interest in public service. All academic fields encouraged to apply.
  • Ability to work 35+ hours/week for 10 weeks during the summer.  Applicants will have the option to apply to be considered for Program-Secured positions identified by AHF or Self-Secured positions identified independently. More information under “Selection Process”.

Ideal candidates are mature, detail-oriented, and motivated. Competitive applicants will possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, an ability to prioritize multiple tasks under tight deadlines, and work well with others.

Non-U.S. Citizenship: As a result of certain federal restrictions, non-U.S. citizens may face obstacles securing employment with federal government offices and agencies. Non-U.S. citizens are permitted to apply for the Schaeffer Fellows program with a Self-Secured internship.

Leave of Absence: An LOA does not make a student ineligible for the program; however, preference will be given to candidates who are enrolled full-time at USC.

USC Leonard D. Schaeffer Fellows in Government Service


The Leonard D. Schaeffer Fellows in Government Service program exposes undergraduates to government work and its impact through 10-week, full-time, high-level internships with elected officials and agencies at the federal, state, and local levels. The program creates the opportunity for participants to become engaged citizens and develop an informed view of government service and operations. Schaeffer Fellows are selected from five universities – Harvard, Princeton, U.C. Berkeley, USC, and University of Virginia.

If you have not done so already, please fully review all requirements and selection process notes on the Academic Honors and Fellowships website before starting an application.


ELIGIBILITY

  • a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA
  • current USC sophomore or junior standing. Seniors are only eligible to apply if enrolling in 12+ units of required undergraduate courses in fall 2023. Preference will be given to candidates with at least one full academic year of undergraduate study remaining after the fellowship. (Progressive Degree students must not begin master’s-only degree requirements in the fall).
  • relevant experience and/or coursework demonstrating preparation for a demanding government internship. While no prior public service record is required, competitive candidates will be able to demonstrate transferable skills and an interest in public service. All academic fields encouraged to apply.
  • Ability to work 35+ hours/week for 10 weeks during the summer.  Applicants will have the option to apply to be considered for Program-Secured positions identified by AHF or Self-Secured positions identified independently. More information under “Selection Process”.

Ideal candidates are mature, detail-oriented, and motivated. Competitive applicants will possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, an ability to prioritize multiple tasks under tight deadlines, and work well with others.

Non-U.S. Citizenship: As a result of certain federal restrictions, non-U.S. citizens may face obstacles securing employment with federal government offices and agencies. Non-U.S. citizens are permitted to apply for the Schaeffer Fellows program with a Self-Secured internship.

Leave of Absence: An LOA does not make a student ineligible for the program; however, preference will be given to candidates who are enrolled full-time at USC.

Value

$5,500.00 to $6,000.00

Opens
Oct 30 2023 12:00 AM (PDT)
Deadline
Jan 16 2024 11:59 PM (PST)