The Luther H. Foster, Jr. Public Service Internship Program is a two-year selective program dedicated to promoting the success of underrepresented populations pursuing public interest careers (government, nonprofits, public policy, social service agencies, etc.) and providing opportunities for students who are committed to amplifying underrepresented voices in public service and social impact. The program offers career resources, leadership development, and funded internship opportunities that align with the program’s mission. The program is open to all first-year students, and students from underrepresented backgrounds are particularly encouraged to participate.
WORKSHOPS, PROGRAMMING, AND INTERNSHIPS
The program offers a comprehensive series of workshops to help students build the knowledge, connections, and skills they need to launch a successful career in public service. Upcoming workshop topics may include:
- From Passion to Action: Introduction to Public Service Careers
- Leading with Inclusivity
- Personal Branding and Storytelling
- Informational Interviewing and Career Research
- Interview Preparation
In addition to expert support from program staff, all Luther Foster Program participants will receive an upperclass student mentor. Students will have opportunities to meet with their mentor throughout the program to informally discuss career planning, networking internships, and more.
The program also includes an internship cohort, which helps students secure funded opportunities that align with the program's mission.
HOW TO APPLY
Applications for the Class of 2026 will open June 6, 2022. Interested students may submit a resume and complete a short application form. Applications close on September 27.
To get involved or find more information about the program, please contact Rabya Khan at firstname.lastname@example.org.