John W. Lederle Endowed Student Internship Fund in Public and Non-Profit Service Scholarship

Established by Angie K. Lederle in the name of her husband, John W. Lederle, former President of University of Massachusetts, 1960 – 1970, to provide financial aid for selected undergraduate or graduate students at the University of Massachusetts Amherst who would benefit from practical internship experience with local, state, and national government or non-profit agencies.

First generation college students, socioeconomically disadvantaged students, and students with documented financial need are particularly encouraged to apply.

Internships must take place in either summer 2024 or fall 2024 with a local, state, or national government or non-profit agency.

Supplemental Questions
  1. Internship Description
    • Describe the expected work/job responsibilities with this assignment.
    • What are the approximate numbers of hours you will serve?
    • When is the appointment period of your internship?
    • With what organization you will be working?
  2. Mandatory ESSAY Question: Write a 500-word (maximum) essay describing your internship. Explain how this internship fits your educational plan and how the internship will advance your career goals.
  3. Optional Essay Question: The majors of Political Science and Legal Studies are committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion. Describe past, current, and/or future contributions to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion through your work, studies, and/or other activities. Highlight any relevant academic, scholarly, or experiential work that has enabled you to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion.