Summer Fellowship Internship Program

The Summer Fellowship Internship (SFI) supports students who have a passion for nonprofit or public sector work and want to gain experience in the field. Through a competitive application process, students are selected to help improve the Tacoma community and represent the University of Puget Sound in cultivated internship positions. 


  • Program Dates: TBA
  • A $3,400 fellowship is awarded to Summer Fellowship Internship participants
  • Students attend a weekly, two-hour community meeting
  • Students intern for 28 hours per week for 10 weeks
  • Student connect with alumni speakers from various industries
  • Low cost, on-campus housing available


  • 2.5 Minimum GPA
  • Resume
  • 4 essay questions
  • Application Deadline: TBA
  • Must have Sophomore, Junior, or Senior Standing
  • Must be returning to Puget Sound the following year


Applications are evaluated based on essay responses, strength of internship materials, and financial need. 

  1. Attend a mandatory Summer Fellowship Internship information session
    • If you are unable to make any of the listed times, please visit our office in Howarth Hall 005
  2. Research available internship positions
  3. Select your top 3 internship sites
  4. Complete the online application
  5. Receive admission decision
  6. Interview at internship sites
    *Internship sites will select the candidates they wish to interview. Applicants are not guaranteed an interview or internship.
  7. Community partners will make offers by TBA.