The Michael Dukakis Internship in Public Service Award

Endowed in 1995 by a generous gift from former Massachusetts Governor Michael S. Dukakis, the Michael S. Dukakis Internship in Public Service is an annual award made to up to three students who will represent the University of Massachusetts Boston as a “working ambassador” in a government agency which serves the public. The student will be given a monetary award to work for a semester in a state or municipal government office, Students must enroll in a credit-granting internship course at UMB as part of a regular class schedule. This is a prestigious award based on the overall merit of the application and is open to undergraduate and graduate students. This award will be given for the fall 2024 semester.

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Supplemental Questions
  1. Will you have completed half of the credits required for your degree program by the end of this spring semester?
  2. Name the city and state of the high school from which you graduated.
  3. What was your date of admission to UMass Boston?
  4. Please provide a brief summary of your proposed internship highlighting your interest in public service and how this internship will foster your career goals. (Note: You do not have to have secured an internship to apply for the Dukakis Award, but you must have one for the upcoming fall semester)
  5. In representing UMass Boston, you will be an ambassador. How will your internship performance reflect well on the University?
  6. Have you completed 3 UMB political science courses by this spring semester?
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