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The 2020 Brandeis/Heller Segal Fellow Application will be live soon. Applications are due by November 6th. 

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If you are interested in chatting with one of the Segal Fellows on campus, you can view a list of on-campus Segal Fellows in our overview.

If you are interested in having a Segal Staff Member or Fellow complete a short presentation in your class or to your club on campus to learn more about the Segal Program, please contact Program Director Susanna Flug-Silva (


Selections Timeline

September/October: Outreach events across campus, including:

  • 9/17 12-1pm at the ICC (General Segal Info Session) Registration here
  • 9/26 12-1pm at Hiatt Career Center (Summer Fellowships Info Session)
  • 10/7 12-1:30pm at Heller G4 (Segal Fellow in Action Presentations)
  • More sessions to be announced...

By October 1, 2019- Application will go Live on Website

September-October: Contact to sign up for an office hour session, if you have questions and haven't already met/emailed with the Segal Program

November 6, 2019 - Applications DUE

Late-November - Round 1 Notifications Sent to Applicants (Verbal Reference Checks begin)

Early December (likely week of 12/2)- Interviews for Final Round Candidates (Verbal Reference Checks continued)

By Mid-December - Final Selection Notifications Sent to All Candidates 



Applicants must be current Brandeis University or Heller School for Social Policy and Management students. Undergraduates must be rising juniors and seniors from any academic program. Graduate students must be enrolled in the Master’s in Public Policy (MPP) Program. To be eligible, applicants must be available the summer of 2020 and continuing their studies at the University in the fall.

Additionally, students in the Transitional Year Program entering their 4th year and dual MPP/MBA candidates are welcome to apply.

In order to be eligible for this Fellowship, we will be checking conduct records. The presence of a record will not automatically eliminate you from the process, but please be prepared to address any concerns in your application and/or interview.

Click here for more information about our Segal Fellows.


Citizen Leader Summer Internships

Once selected, the Segal Program will work with Segal Fellows to secure Citizen Leader summer internships in the U.S. Eight-week Citizen Leader summer internships must be at structured, supervised organizations that provide an opportunity to participate in meaningful work. Host organizations can be in any sector, including government, non-profit or for-profit that are committed to making a positive impact on society through their work. Examples of this include direct service, policy, advocacy and/or public-private partnerships. Segal Fellows can intern in any field, including health, youth development, scientific research, business, economic issues, the environment, technology, the arts, and education. The common link between our host organizations is a commitment to bettering society. Sites are usually located in Boston, New York City and Washington, DC, with other cities available upon discussion.

The Segal Program Staff coordinate with Citizen Leader internship sites to provide meaningful experiences to help Segal Fellows develop their Citizen Leadership skills and capacities. A full list of previous internship sites can be found at the link below and includes all pertinent details about the Segal Citizen Leader Summer Internships and application process timeline. 

The Segal Program awards a $6,000 stipend to graduate students and $4,500 to Brandeis undergraduates. The purpose of the stipends is to defray the cost of living during the internship period. The Segal Program does not request a budget on how the stipend will be spent, however it is expected that it will be used for expenses such as travel, lodging, food, bills and any other needs during the summer. Stipends are supported by a fund established by the friends and family of Eli J. Segal.  All stipends will be provided directly from Brandeis University. The student is responsible for using the living stipend to book any travel or attain summer housing.

New Segal Fellows will be paired with individual Segal Coaches (mentors) to assist recipients during their internship experiences and Citizen Leadership development. New fellows will be expected to communicate with Segal Coaches per an agreement between the Segal Fellow and Segal Coach. This will include, but is not limited to, in-person meetings, emails, and phone calls.

Click here for more information about our previous internship sites. 

Entrance into Segal Network

All recipients of this Citizen Leader internship opportunity also become lifelong Segal Fellows in the Segal Network, which supports its Segal Fellows by providing opportunities for personal and professional growth, networking and Citizen Leadership development.

The Segal Citizen Leadership Network includes 120 Segal Fellows, ranging in age from early twenties to mid-forties, who live in 17 states and 3 continents who support each other in their efforts to advance social justice. Segal Fellows come into the Program through Brandeis University, the Corporation for National and Community Service’s AmeriCorps Alums and City Year. The Network also includes many of the Segal Founders who helped to create and sustain the Segal Program as well as others who have joined to contribute expertise and resources to support the development of the next generation of Citizen Leaders. Segal Fellows assume leadership roles within the Segal Program to help ensure the Program is continuously improving and being sustained for future generations of Segal Fellows.

Click here for more information about the Segal Network. 

Please send questions to Program Director Susanna Flug-Silva at or call at 781-736-3933.


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