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Why be a Public Service Scholar?

The Public Service Scholar Program is a one-year, 12-credit program open to all Hunter College juniors and seniors, regardless of academic major.

The program includes:

  • a 20-hour per week internship in a public or non-profit agency or elected official's office for the full academic year;
  • two weekly seminars on public policy, advocacy and social and political matters relevant to New York City;
  • 12 credits in Urban Studies toward an undergraduate degree; and
  • A $6,000 stipend, dependent on funding.

PSSP provides an opportunity for in-depth, hands-on learning about how public policy is made and how services are delivered in New York City.

Public Service Scholars work on exciting and important projects at a variety of organizations. Whether you work on arts in schools, consumer advocacy, children or elderly issues, prisoner justice or wildlife management, one thing is certain--your year as a Public Service Scholar will give you a new perspective on the city and your place in it.

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Keep up to date with PSSP with our recent newsletters.

**Volume 31 (Summer 2010)

**Volume 30 (Winter 2010)

**Volume 29 (Summer 2009)

**Volume 28 (Winter 2009)

**Volume 27 (Summer 2008)

**Volume 26 (Winter 2008)

**Volume 25 (Summer 2007)

**Volume 24 (Winter 2007)

**Volume 23 (Summer 2006)

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