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The UMD Fellows Program is an innovative and effective program for high-achieving, talented, and diverse students from all backgrounds and majors. We are so happy you're considering applying!

Fall 2024 Admissions are open on a rolling basis. The large number of applications this year were all expectional. If you have not heard back from the admissions committee yet it is because your application is still under review. We hope to let you know of our decision as soon as possible.

Online Application

Prospective Student Information

How to Apply

Applications are submitted through our Online Application form. After making an account by logging in via UMD, you can work on the application over multiple sittings. The application includes several brief essays and a variety of questions. You will be asked to rank your top three program concentrations, or fall seminars. You may choose any of our 13 concentrations, regardless of whether they are part of the Federal, Global, or Maryland branch. To learn more about each concentraion, view our Federal branch concentrations, our Global branch concentrations, and our new Maryland branch concentrations.

Learn More

Prospective students can learn more about the program on our Program Overview page, or by connecting with our team through a variety of options:

  • Email or call 301.314.0689 to request more information and to speak with a team member
  • Drop-in to our office from 10am to 3pm, Monday - Fridays
  • Book a virtual meeting with our Graduate Assistants

  • Application Materials

    A completed online admissions packet will include:

  • Resume
  • Complete Online Application form
  • Letter of recommendation (optional)

  • Eligibility

  • 30 credits completed by the end of spring semester 2024 (Sophomore, Junior, and Senior standing)
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0

  • Why Become a Fellow?

    We have an outstanding track record of empowering students to secure top internship placements at the international, federal, state, and local level. As they pursue careers of influence and impact, Fellows benefit long-term from early career development. We provide one-on-one guidance, comprehensive professional development opportunities, and connections to prestigious partner institutions. Fellows also join a distinguished network of alums and have ample opportunity to form mentor relationships.