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  • Former Surgeon General Regina Benjamin with students
  • Representative Keith Ellison with student
  • Honduran activist Julieta Castellanos with students
  • Department of State field trip with foreign policy instructor Raffi Balian
  • Former Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar with students
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Students who successfully complete program requirements will earn a "Federal Fellow" notation on their transcript!

Visit Global Fellows for additional international options.

Applications for 2017-2018 Opens in March 2017! Check "Application" section on web site to download form.

News & Announcements

- Federal & Global Times (Alumni Newsletter)
Read our most up-to-date newsletter for Federal & Global Fellows alumni. Learn some incredible facts about the growth of our programs; hear from alumni, current students, and faculty; and keep in touch with your peers.

- Photos of 2015 Cohort Final Reception (4/28/15)


Program Snapshot

  • Learn how to work toward solutions and effect change in the public service sector.
  • Develop insight into public policy and gain professional experience in Washington, D.C.
  • Open to students from all majors, this yearlong program combines a fall subject-based seminar course taught by industry experts, with a spring internship for college credit.
  • Field trips, out-of-class events, and conversations with policy leaders deepen an understanding of the federal government and policymaking.
  • Professional development workshops help students navigate the internship search process and prepare for future careers.


Policy Concentrations

Federal Fellows pursue one of the following concentrations:  
  • Energy and Environmental Policy
  • Homeland Security Policy
  • Public Health Policy (returning for 2016-2017 academic year)
  • Foreign Policy (Go to Global Fellows in Washington, D.C., our sister program, which has four terrific options.) Apply now for our brand new concentration, Critical Regions and International Relations!

    Anyone considering a career in public service of interested in learning first-hand about the federal government is encouraged to apply!


University of Maryland Federal Fellows

Federal Fellows | 2407 Marie Mount Hall
federalfellows@umd.edu | 301.314.0261

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