Each summer a cohort of students are selected to participate in the MPSS Program.

These Fellowships provide students the opportunity to develop their skills, network, serve in the public service realm, and become better future leaders in Maryland’s public and social sectors.

There are 4 MPSS subprograms

Sondheim Nonprofit Leadership Program (SNLP)

Governor’s Summer Internship Program (GSIP)

Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT)

Sondheim Public Service Law Fellows Program


Public Service Scholars programs are comprised of 5 components:

[Experience] Fellows are placed at a nonprofit organization or government agency and work full-time under the mentorship of a senior-level professional

[Exploration] Fellows attend an orientation and frequent seminars to strengthen their understanding of the sector in which they are placed

[Equity] Fellows engage in a multi-step reflection process which explores their own relationship to social justice and equity

[Exposure] Fellows attend field trips, meetings, and networking events, and are given opportunities to connect with Maryland’s leaders

[Practice] Fellows work together in groups to put their knowledge and skills into practice and present their projects to stakeholders