The Leonard D. Schaeffer Fellows program exposes undergraduate students to government work and its impact through 10-week, full-time, high-level summer 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.

National Partnerships

In partnership with five American universities, 50 talented undergraduates are selected for the program each year. Learn more

Professional Development

Schaeffer Fellows join a national cohort for professional development and exploration of public service. Learn more

High-Level Internships

Since 2015, the program has supported Schaeffer Fellow interns in over 100 government offices and agencies. Learn more