Academics

Commonwealth Diversity Fellows Program

CDFP offers a select group of outstanding and highly motivated individuals the opportunity to experience firsthand the administration of state government in the Commonwealth.

Established in 2011, the Commonwealth Diversity Fellows Program was created for the purposes of offering exceptional and diverse students a semester-long internship through which the students can gain work experience and critical insight into the workings of the public sector.

CDFP is open to students enrolled in the College of Public and Community Service and the College of Liberal Arts.

To learn more about the program, please click here.

Dates to Remember: 

September 2015
Application becomes available at: http://www.commonwealthdiversityfellows.com/

October 2015
Application deadline TBA.  All supporting documents must be submitted with completed application.

December 2015
Candidates interview. If selected, they will be notified of the time and location for an interview. The interviews will be conducted by a selection panel.  Finalists should have a flexible schedule to facilitate the conduct of interviews.  Finalists may be expected to undergo an Executive Branch background investigation process upon their selection as a finalist.

December 2015
Final selection.

December 2015-January 2016
Fellows, based on their interests, are slated for placement within an Executive Office or Agency within a Secretariat.

Spring Semester 2016
Internship begins