For Immediate Release: 7/31/2013 12:00 AM

Contact: Angela Rouson 301-952-7484

Application Deadline – August 15, 2013 

The Prince George’s County Council is currently accepting applications from graduate students interested in a Public Policy Fellowship with Prince George’s County’s Legislative Branch.

The goal of the Prince George’s County Council Public Policy Fellowship, which begins in September 2013 and ends in June 2014, is to provide graduate students with an introduction to, and involvement in, local government that engages their special areas of expertise to benefit the citizens of Prince George’s County.  Specific areas of concentration include public administration, public policy, finance, law, communications, land-use and the environment. 

“The Council’s Public Policy Fellowship was developed for graduate students looking to apply their classroom knowledge, and interact with elected officials and government staff for a real world understanding of how local government operates,” said Prince George’s County Council Chair Andrea C. Harrison (D) – District 5. “The Council welcomes the opportunity to offer a public policy fellowship to a deserving graduate student for the second straight year.”

Those interested in applying for the Council’s Public Policy Fellowship should submit  the online application​ along with a detailed cover letter to  Applications may also be mailed to Howard Stone; Prince George’s County Council; 14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive; Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20772, or faxed to 301.780.2097

Deadline for submission of application materials is Thursday, August 15, 2013. 

Notification of selection is expected by August 31. The Public Policy Fellowship comes with a stipend to cover local travel related expenses and other incidentals. No phone inquiries please.

Additional information on the Prince George’s County Public Policy Fellowship is listed below:

Graduate Students

Areas of Study

  • Juris Doctor (JD) 
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) 
  • Master of Public Administration (MPA) 
  • Master of Public Policy (MPP)


  • Students must be in the second year of study and possess a GPA of at least 3.00 
  • Students must be able to commit at least 24 hours per week to the Internship 
  • Students may be eligible to receive a stipend of up to $3,000 and/or course credit for the duration of the Internship 
  • The fellowship shall run from September 2013 to June 2014