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Idol Family Summer Fellowship

About the Program

Originally launched in 2008 as the Georgetown Summer Fellows Program, this fellowship continues to serve undergraduate students with high-financial need interested in enhancing their Georgetown experience through a full-time internship in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. Fellows receive housing and a generous stipend to cover summer expenses. Fellows live together as a supportive living and learning community, and participate in professional development workshops and opportunities.

The cornerstone of the Idol Family Summer Fellowship program is the intensive enrichment activities throughout the summer, including professional development seminars, networking opportunities, a mentoring component, community service options and off-campus social events. Fellows are expected to stay engaged with the Program long after it ends, ideally mentoring the next generation of Idol Family Fellows!  

16 fellows will be selected as members of the 2023 Idol Family Summer Fellows Cohort.

Information Sessions

The live information sessions for the 2023 Idol Family Summer Fellowship have passed. You may view a recording of an info session below. 

Melissa will be hosting drop-in virtual office hours on Thursday, 2/16 from 10am-12pm and Friday, 2/17 from 3pm-5pm. Join us here:

Summer 2023 Application

Now accepting applications for the 2023 Idol Family Summer Fellowship Program.

Deadline to apply is Monday, February 20th at 11:59pm. 

Any questions should be directed to Melissa Bernard at

You may preview the application questions here

2023 Idol Summer Fellows Program Timeline

January 25th: Application opens

Info Sessions throughout February

Early February: Begin your internship search. Melissa is available to meet for coaching and support during the process. 

February 20th at 11:59pm: Application closes

Week of February 27th: Interview period

March 10th: 2023 Idol Family Summer Fellows announced

March 15th: Deadline to accept the fellowship

Week of March 20th: Individual meetings with Melissa to discuss internship search process

Late April TBD: 2023 Idol Family Summer Fellows Orientation

May 30th: Idol Fellowship (and your internship!) begins

August 4th: Idol Fellowship ends

Funding for the Idol Summer Fellowship Program is made possible by the family foundation of John Idol, a Georgetown parent and former member of the Board of Directors, Board of Regents, and College Board of Advisors.