The Michael S. Dukakis Governors’ Summer Fellows Program provides HKS students the opportunity to spend 10 weeks between their first and second years of graduate study serving in U.S. governors’ executive offices.
Through this fully-funded, nonpartisan fellowship, students apply leadership and analytic skills to tackle critical state-level policy issues in health care, education, economic development, public safety, budgeting, and other areas.
Carolyn Bruckmann MPP/MBA 2025 spent the summer working as an Economic Development Strategic Policy Fellow in the Office of the Governor of Connecticut as part of the Dukakis Fellowship Program.
“If you want to feel like you’re creating significant, meaningful change, state-level government work is for you. I felt like I was literally building the backbones of the workforce portal that people will be using.” — Carolyn Bruckmann MPP/MBA 2025