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Governor Carney’s Summer Fellowship Program

Delaware high school students beginning their junior or senior year in the Fall 2022 are eligible to apply for the Governor’s Summer Fellowship. This prestigious flagship program is geared towards preparing Delaware students for innovative and compelling work in education, government, or their communities. With paid work opportunities at summer camps available in each county, on-site mentoring, and networking opportunities with state leaders, students will gain an edge on their career before college.


Applications are no longer being accepted for this opportunity.


Program Overview

Students will receive academic credit for participation in the program.


money iconographyPaid Work Opportunities
  • Supervise youth in community-based summer camps.
  • Work approximately 35 hours a week from June 21 – August 12
  • Gain valuable experience in education-related fields.
  • Participate in on-site mentoring.
global network iconNetwork with Government Officials
  • Attend an orientation with Delaware Governor John Carney, cabinet members, and the Delaware legislature.
  • Engage in ongoing coaching with the Delaware Department of Education, United Way Delaware, and the Summer Learning Collaborative that includes networking, enrichment and workforce training.
  • Tour Delaware agencies and learning about different roles across state government.





Summer Fellows must be:
  • Currently enrolled in a Delaware high school
  • Beginning junior or senior year in Fall 2022
  • Committed to working the duration of the program (June 21 – August 12)

In Partnership With


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Delaware Department of Education