Federal Fellows Program | Global Fellows in Washington, DC

University of Maryland, College Park

Fall 2023 applications are now open!!!

Rolling Admission

Program Description

The Federal and Global Fellows programs prepare talented, diverse undergraduate students with the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and experience necessary to excel in professional internships and pursue careers of influence and impact, in the public sector and in our increasingly globalized society. Both are yearlong programs that combine a fall academic seminar taught by industry experts and a spring internship. All students have access to one-on-one coaching, workshops, special events, guest speakers and DC trips regardless of program/concentration.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to come by the office to learn more about the ten fall academic seminar courses/concentrations (each 15-20 students). In your application, you may rank the seminar courses/concentrations in order of preference across the Federal and Global programs.

Program requirements

Please note: While staff work with students individually to guide them throughout the internship application process, students are ultimately responsible for securing their own internship placement for spring semester.

Application components



A Letter of Recommendation is encouraged, especially if you are on the border of minimum requirements. Please go-ahead and submit your application first; the letter may arrive at a later date.

Resume can include but not limited to paid/unpaid work, volunteer experience, leadership activities, scholarships/awards, international study, computer and language skills including approximate proficiency level, etc.)

The Federal & Global Fellows Office
University of Maryland, College Park
2407 Marie Mount Hall
College Park, Maryland 20742
Fax: (301) 314-0941

Joan Burton, Ph.D., Director | Federal Fellows Program | Global Fellows in Washington, DC
www.federalfellows.umd.edu | www.globalfellowsdc.umd.edu