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Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center

Levitt Center
315-859-4451 or 315-859-4894

The Levitt Center is located in Kirner-Johnson 251.

Engaged Citizenship

Levitt Public Service Internships

The Levitt Public Service Internship Fund was started with the generous support of Arthur Levitt, Jr., with the goal of supporting students interested in careers in public service. 

Levitt Public Service Internship Awards provide funding for students who have secured an unpaid or minimally paid summer internship that focuses on some aspect of public service.  You do not have to have a secured internship in order to apply for funding.

Eligibility: In order to receive funding students must procure a public service internship which may include internships in government, non-profit organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), think tanks, and other comparable organizations. Preference will be given to sophomores and juniors, and to students working in government, non-profits, and NGOs.

To qualify for summer internship funding, you must have one or more active applications for internship experience which must:

  • be full time (240 hours minimum)
  • take place during the summer
  • be unpaid or minimally paid
  • focus on some aspect of public service
  • offer supervised practical training

Application Procedures

Please fill out the application and upload documents as requested. Upon clicking "Apply Now", you will be prompted to create a free account with Interfolio, a service used by our very own Career Center and hundreds of other colleges and universities. 

If you already have an Interfolio account, you should sign in. If you don't already have an Interfolio account, click on the "Sign up" button (NOT the "sign in through partner institution" link). If you have any questions or concerns, please email us.

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Sean Henry-Smith '15
Sean Henry-Smith '15 Focusing on Career in Photography

One of the chief benefits of a liberal arts education, and of Hamilton’s open curriculum in particular, is the opportunity that it affords students to experiment academically and to discover their passions. So it was with Sean Henry-Smith ‘15, a student who until the second semester of his first year at Hamilton had never picked up a camera, and who now just graduated from Hamilton with a paid internship at the Light Work center in Syracuse, N.Y.  More ...

Tsion Tesfaye ’16, Sharif Shrestha ’17, Ryan Ong ’16 and Jose Vazquez ’15 at CGI U.
Four Hamilton Students Take Global Stage

Four Hamilton students who have created meaningful projects to address global problems through their work with the Levitt Public Affairs Center had the opportunity to share their ideas on a much larger stage when they were chosen to attend the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) in Miami on March 6-8. Ryan Ong ’16, Sharif Shrestha ’17, Tsion Tesfaye ’16 and Jose Vazquez ’15  - all of whom are Levitt Social Innovation Fellows or Public Service Interns – were among 1000 college and university students selected to take part in the prestigious conference.  More ...

Nick Solano '14, executive director of RTMV.
Nick Solano '14 Heads Rebuilding Together Mohawk Valley

Rebuilding Together is the largest national volunteer home rehabilitation organization in the United States. The local branch, Rebuilding Together Mohawk Valley (RTMV), has been assisting the elderly, physically and mentally disabled, and working poor in the local area since 1997.  Nick Solano ’14 began working with RTMV during his sophomore year and was recently appointed executive director of the local organization.  More ...

Peter Maher '13, right, talks with Rome deputy police chief Kevin Simons '88.
Peter Maher '13 Research Leads to New Strategy for Rome Police

Whether it’s through a varsity sport, a cultural diversity club or a service organization, Hamilton students devote both time and energy throughout the year to getting involved in their community. Peter Maher ’13 is no exception and has a unique story to tell. Over the past two years, he has spent more than 30 hours a week interning with the police department in the nearby city of Rome, N.Y.  More ...

Lauren Howe '13
Howe ’13 Spends Her Summer Tackling Environmental Issues in Massachusetts

As an Environmental Studies major with a concentration in Women’s Studies, Lauren Howe ’13 has always been interested in working with non-profit organizations dealing with relevant environmental issues. This past summer, with the help of the Levitt Public Service Internship Fund, Howe was able to intern in the legal services department of the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources in their Amherst office.  More ...

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