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Public Service Fellows

The Public Service Fellows program is a year-long immersive experience in which student leaders develop a collaborative community engagement project with a partner while taking a course on civic engagement and social justice. Fellows explore what it means to engage ethically and horizontally with New Orleans communities and organizations working to create a city that is healthy, safe, inclusive, and equitable for all. Fellows are able to fulfill their second tier of Public Service credit and are eligible to receive special project funding and leadership training.

Want to be a Public Service Fellow?

Public Service Fellows apply to the program in the Spring semester, in order to begin their Fellowship starting the Fall of that year. Interested students can apply here.

In participate, students must have:

  • Completed the first tier of the public service graduation requirement;
  • Experience in service learning or community engagement; and
  • A desire to engage deeply around a particular issue or cause, and a willingness to learn from and work collaboratively with members of the community who are working to address those issues.


Platform Course

All Public Service Fellows must enroll in a required platform course, which is 3 credits in the Fall and 1 credit in the Spring. By completing this course students receive four credit hours and fulfill the second tier of the graduation requirement. The course provides an opportunity for Fellows to explore theories related to social justice and civic engagement, while reflecting on their ongoing work with community partners.