Partner institutions facilitate a competitive, internal selection process.

University Partners manage a selective, internal placement process to identify highly qualified undergraduate students whose public service interests align with 10 internships. Universities also pair each Schaeffer Fellow with an internship supervisor and an alumni mentor.


At Harvard University, the Leonard D. Schaeffer Fellows in Government Service program is housed in the Harvard Kennedy School, Institute of Politics.

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Leonard D. Schaeffer Fellows in Government Service is an opportunity available through Princeton Internships in Civic Service.

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UC Berkeley hosts the Leonard D. Schaeffer Fellows in Government Service program in the School of Public Health.

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At USC, the Leonard D. Schaeffer Fellows in Government Service program is managed by Academic Honors and Fellowships in Undergraduate Programs.

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