Baucus Leaders Montana

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The Max S. Baucus Institute's Department of Public Administration & Policy (DPAP) invites applications from University of Montana undergraduate, graduate, and certificate students enrolled in DPAP programs (see list below) to be part of the first class of Baucus Leaders Montana in the summer of 2021. The Institute recognizes that, much like Ambassador Baucus’s own life experiences, it is the public service experiences that we can provide to students that will inspire them to engage in meaningful work to benefit society. The Institute seeks seven exceptional Montana DPAP students for a project-based learning experience.
Baucus Leaders MT will be placed as a fellow in one the following Montana-based offices (remote/online options available):
  • MT Office of Commissioner of Higher Education (OCHE)
  • City of Missoula
  • Missoula County
  • Montana Department of Justice: Motor Vehicle Division, Driver Services
  • Montana Nonprofit Association
  • Montana Legislative Research & Policy Office
  • UM American Indian Governance Institute
Each fellowship will start on or around June 1 and end on or around August 1, 2021. Baucus Leaders MT will be given a $3,000 stipend to defray the costs of course credit (if you so choose), housing (if necessary) or other related expenses. The Baucus Leader MT will be solely responsible for any expenses incurred during the experience over and above this amount. Applications are due Sunday, November 1, 2020.


A 3.5 or higher GPA is required, and applicants must be enrolled (online or in-person) in good academic standing in one of the following University of Montana Department of Public Administration and Policy programs:
  • Nonprofit Minor
  • Nonprofit Undergraduate Certificate
  • Graduate Certificate: Nonprofit, Public Policy, or Public Administration
  • 4+1 Wildlife Biology/MPA

How to Apply

  • Resume (upload)
  • 500 word statement about why you should be selected for Baucus Leaders Montana
  • Ranked order preference for placement
  • List of 3 references with name and contact information