Commonwealth Diversity Fellows Program

Student Winston Pierre presents to the CDFP 2015 group on his fellowship at the Executive Office of Labor & Workforce Development

The Commonwealth Diversity Fellows Program 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.

Commonwealth Diversity Fellows Group 2015

Dates to Remember: 

September 2016
Application becomes available at:

October 2016
Application deadline October 31. All supporting documents must be submitted with completed application.

December 2016
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 2016
Final selection

December 2016-January 2017
Fellows, based on their interests, are slated for placement within an Executive Office or Agency within a Secretariat.

Spring Semester 2017
Internship begins