The Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs is pleased to announce the creation of the Sandy Maisel Internship Grant through the generous gift of a group of alumni seeking to honor Professor Maisel. This award is intended to allow students to explore opportunities related to public affairs or civic engagement that might develop into or allow for continued research projects at Colby, such as in a senior thesis, while gaining valuable career related experience.


Internship funding is available to continuing, full-time Colby students and will provide $3000 toward student expenses. What is an internship? Click Here. These are intended to fund otherwise unfunded internships. Consistent with the Colby Internship Policy (found on DavisConnects website), before funds may be disbursed your internship must be approved to receive transcript notation.

*Note: All students submitting grant proposals will be automatically considered as both an application to the Goldfarb Center, DavisConnects, and the Government Department if applicable.

Notes on the Application

Applicants should submit a proposal that aims for conciseness and clarity in which you include the following information:

● The connection to the Goldfarb Center’s public affairs mission

● *Optional: If applicable, please explain any extenuating circumstances that may have impacted your academic record

Please include these components within the questions provided on the application.

Sandy Maisel Student Fellows

Thanks to a generous gift of a group of alumni seeking to honor Professor Maisel, students receiving internship grants will be named as Sandy Maisel Student Fellows for the academic year in which their work is completed and should include that designation on all work that results from this grant. Sandy Maisel Student Fellows are expected to attend Goldfarb Center events throughout the year on a regular basis.


The grant application deadline Tuesday, October 9, 2018. No deadline extensions will be granted. Applications will be evaluated by the Center’s Grants Review Committee, which will make a recommendation to the Goldfarb Center Director.

Note: Recipients are required to submit to the Goldfarb Center administrative assistant a brief report following completion of the internship summarizing the experience. A detailed report of all expenses paid for by the grant money (including copies of receipts organized by date) must be submitted. Failure to do so will preclude future grants from the Center.

For further information: please consult DavisConnects’ internship FAQ and funding details.

For questions about the grant process, contact Scott Lamer at

For all other questions, contact Goldfarb Center Assistant Director Sherry Berard at