Dondero Internship Fellowship
Dondero Fellows take part in internships in government and public policy. Past fellowship winners have interned with congressional offices, with international organizations, and in local government offices.
The Dr. Russ Dondero Fellowship commemorates Russ Dondero, a Politics and Government faculty member who stressed the importance of internships during his thirty-three years as a professor at Pacific. Several of Dr. Dondero's former students fund the fellowship so that more current students can experience internships. These donors know from their own experiences as students that there are costs to internships that can prevent people from being able to consider the opportunity. The donor's internships led them into professional roles in government, public policy, and business.
Winners of the fellowship receive amounts ranging from $100 to $1,500 to offset transportation costs, housing costs, and other costs that are necessary to take part in an internship. The amounts awarded depend on the proposed internship and the amount of money the fellowship fund makes available in a given year. Fellowship recipients and final award amounts are determined by the Politics and Government faculty.
The Dondero Fellowship is open to current students of Pacific University and Pacific alumni up to two years after graduating. Contact the Department Chair for more information.