Partner institutions facilitate a competitive, internal selection process.

University Partners manage a yearly, internal placement process to identify highly qualified undergraduate students whose interests align with 10 internships identified by the University. After selection, Universities pair each Schaeffer Fellow with a 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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