Undergraduate Fellows

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EIUF 2023-24

The Eisenhower Institute Undergraduate Fellows program offers a select group of Gettysburg College seniors the chance to develop their leadership skills and grow in their knowledge and understanding of public policy. Under the guidance of Prof. Patturaja Selvaraj, the Harold G. Evans Professor of Eisenhower Leadership Studies, they are responsible for developing and promoting a public policy theme with programming in both Gettysburg and Washington, D.C.

The 2024-25 theme for the Undergraduate Fellows program is The Future of Work: Labor and Climate Change. Over the course of the year, the Fellows will study the disproportionate impact of climate change on vulnerable communities on a local, national, and international level. They will make recommendations on how to build a stronger workforce and a more equitable economy, culminating in a collaborative group project to present their findings. 

Undergraduate Fellows in Berlin 2024

Opportunities experienced by past Undergraduate Fellows have included:

  • Attending a dinner with the White House Fellows
  • Meeting with prize-winning authors and journalists, as well as senior executives in the Department of State, Department of Defense, and the National Security Council
  • Hosting a Cabinet Member of the European Union Commissioner for Security Union for a lecture in D.C.
  • Moderating an on-campus discussion about environmental justice between an economist at the Environmental Protection Agency and an activist with Greenpeace


Undergraduate Fellows will meet weekly on Tuesdays at 11:45am-1pm. An international trip is planned for January 2025. Fellows will also engage in periodic trips locally and to Washington, D.C. This fellowship is a significant commitment during your senior year. Aside from classes, Fellows are expected to make this program a high priority. For more details, review:

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