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Co-Curricular Programs

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Serve, lead and succeed in the classroom and beyond with our co-curricular programs.

Engage in practical, hands-on learning in the classroom and out in the community, and gain the skills and experience to be a more effective leader with our co-curricular programs.

Public Leadership Program

A living-learning program of the University's College Park Scholars, Public Leadership explores the theory and practice of leadership, empowering students to become social change agents through hands-on public service projects and examination of pressing social, political and economic issues. Join a community of students from across the University who are committed to developing their leadership skills for the common good, and examine today's events to become tomorrow's leader.

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A living-learning program in the University's Carillon Communities, iGive explores a big question that matters to our world - how can you use philanthropy, innovation and social change for good? Spend your freshman year with a group of like-minded students as you identify a social cause you share a passion for and then develop and practice leadership skills as you support a local nonprofit organization.

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Rawlings Undergraduate Leadership Fellows Program

Honoring the legacy of Howard Peters "Pete" Rawlings and his decades of public service in the Maryland House of Delegates, the Rawlings Program provides you the opportunity to champion causes you're passionate about and advocate for those in the community that are underserved and marginalized. Combining mentorship, engagement with expert faculty and public leaders, and hands-on experiences working in the community, the Rawlings Program realizes your commitment to ethical leadership and public service. 

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Federal & Global Fellows Programs

The high-impact fellowship programs Federal Fellows and Global Fellows in Washington, DC, prepare talented, diverse students for careers of significance and impact. Each concentration combines a fall seminar with a spring internship for credit, and includes professional development workshops and one-on-one coaching throughout the year. Our concentrations include: Political Engagement & Advocacy, Critical Regions & International Relations, International Security & Intelligence, Homeland Security Policy, Energy & Environmental Policy, Public Health Policy, Responses to Global Challenges, Science Diplomacy, U.S. Diplomacy, and Global Health Challenges & Water Security. 

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