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Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program

For Peace Corps Returnees

Peace Corps

Program Description

The University of Wyoming boasts one of the most unique and affordable graduate experiences in the United States. Located at the base of the northern Rocky Mountains, in the High Plains of the Laramie Valley, UW offers an adventure like no other school can. For students accustomed to the creative challenge and rewarding commitment that is the Peace Corps experience, the University of Wyoming is an incomparable choice. Come to Gem City where you learn to apply these skills in a U.S. context. Students can rest assured knowing their service experience will not be wasted as they work directly with faculty who have not only worked in all of the six fields of P.C. service but have done so in unique and challenging environments. Available internship opportunities align with both rural and urban backgrounds, allowing for a wider range of opportunities, unlike other institutions. Don’t give up the adventure just yet; continue your trek by choosing the University of Wyoming.


Internship Description

As a part of the Coverdell Fellowship, students will be asked to participate in a community support project that aligns with their research interests. Students will have a wide range of opportunities related directly to the six core project areas of P.C. service. The ACRES student farm accommodates students interested in agriculture, and our extensive study abroad network allows for opportunities outside the United States in relevant regions including Kenya and Mongolia. Operating within the strong Laramie community fabric, students can find a number of volunteer opportunities and intern in youth development and education projects with organizations such as Big Brothers Big Sisters, or through practicums in the College of Education. It also allows for connections with local political institutions for students interested in community or economic development. Our Environment and Natural Resources program is well equipped to accommodate students with a wide range of interest areas. Each May, the Haub School takes undergrad and graduate students to Jackson, WY to partner with community leaders, conduct research, interview stakeholders, and develop solutions to local environmental challenges. Finally, individuals can work through institutions such as the School of Nursing to participate in clinicals that fulfill health internship requirements. Your internship hours and schedule will be determined in collaboration with the site and will be individualized for you.

News

Student Becomes UW’s First Coverdell Fellow

July 20, 2020 ‖ University of Wyoming graduate student Coletan Nutter, an “Air Force kid” who grew up in multiple states across the country before landing in Laramie, has chosen to make Wyoming his focus for betterment through UW’s new Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program.

first coverdell fellow cole nutter

Student Becomes UW’s First Coverdell Fellow

University of Wyoming graduate student Coletan Nutter, an “Air Force kid” who grew up in multiple states across the country before landing in Laramie, has chosen to make Wyoming his focus for betterment through UW’s new Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program. “We are so proud to have Cole Nutter, who so well exemplifies all that Coverdell stands for, as our first scholar,” says Stephanie Anderson, head of the School of Politics, Public Affairs and International Studies (SPPAIS). UW and the Peace Corps have partnered to launch the program that provides graduate school scholarships to returned Peace Corps volunteers. “The Coverdell Fellows Program provides a great opportunity for returned Peace Corps volunteers to continue their service to underserved communities while also pursuing graduate studies at a reduced cost,” according to the Peace Corps website. SPPAIS provides Coverdell Fellows who wish to pursue master’s degrees in political science, public administration or international studies with full graduate assistantships, including tuition, stipends and health insurance. “The International Studies program has had a long history working with returning Peace Corps volunteers,” Anderson says. “We are very excited to become a Coverdell partner institution so we can deepen this relationship.”


Contact Us

School of Politics, Public Affairs & International Studies

Arts & Sciences Building 208

Dept. 3197

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-6484

Email: sppais@uwyo.edu

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