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Summer Fellowship

Cancelled for 2021

Sadly, due to continuing safety concerns for the spread of COVID-19, we will not be able to create our usual in-house MPSN summer Fellowship for 2021. We will, inshaAllah, be back for the summer of 2022.  For 2021, we are focusing on mentoring, so we will host some online sessions this summer featuring Muslim American leaders in public service.

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2022 Application Timeline


January 1, 2022 – March 30, 2022: Applications accepted on a rolling basis


NOTE:  If you do not have a summer job secured by the time your application is complete, go ahead and send in the application with a note about what jobs you have applied for, and keep us updated as you hear back from them.


April 1, 2022 – May 15, 2022: Late applications accepted, with limited availability


Any application received within these dates will be accepted only if there is space in the program.



To be eligible for an MPSN Fellowship, you must:

be a student in good standing at an accredited college or university.

  • any major is acceptable

  • preference given to graduate students and upper-class college students (Juniors and Seniors)


have secured (or are on your way to securing) a summer job/internship in Washington, D.C.

  • public service or public policy focus is encouraged, but not mandatory

  • Muslim organizations, foreign embassies, or organizations serving predominantly Muslim populations are disfavored

  • NOTE: It is your responsibility to secure your daytime job/internship.  MPSN does not place applicants into daytime jobs. Our Fellowship is designed to support those already motivated to work in public service. We encourage you to secure a job that suits your career goals as early as possible, as the most prestigious summer internships are usually filled in the fall or early spring.

Examples of where past MPSN Fellows have interned.



A completed MPSN application includes:


  1. Completed application (be sure to read every question carefully and answer all sections)

  2. Two reference letters

  3. Resume


There is no cost to apply for the MPSN Fellowship.


Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Please review the checklist to ensure that all materials are submitted.



If accepted to the MPSN summer Fellowship, you will be expected to be in residence from June 1 – July 31.  As noted the MPSN fellowship provides -- free of charge -- living space in the shared MPSN residence (arranged for appropriate privacy) and all meals for the months of June and July.  Living in the MPSN residence is mandatory; you cannot be an MPSN Fellow if you are living on your own, and you must be in residence for the entire two-month program.


MPSN Fellows must actively participate in all MPSN program activities. This is an exceptionally demanding  program. MPSN is designed for goal-oriented, mature and academically advanced students. In order for you to succeed, you must be self-disciplined and socially mature.


All Fellows are expected to:

  • attend all MPSN lectures, alumni presentations, group projects. These will fill up most weekday evenings and several weekends.  (Exceptions are granted only for exceptional need, and only with prior approval by the MPSN board.)

  • perform your designated household chores (cooking, cleaning, hosting speakers) on time and with your team

  • cooperate in planning the July closing banquet/alumni reunion