Student Service Corps

About the Program

Student Service Corps (SSC) is a program that promotes the growth of civic responsibility and a mindset of service among youth in the United States. SSC accomplishes this through two main components: 1) encouraging young people to serve their communities through government agencies and nonprofit organizations, and 2) promoting career choices in public service. 

Students who contribute at least 100 service hours at a government agency — at any level of government — or a nonprofit organization are eligible to qualify for a public service fellowship. The fellowship will support opportunities for college students to intern at government or nonprofit organizations during the summer and will include a stipend of up to $5,000 to offset the costs of expenses of the internship/service opportunity or tuition. Students must be published in our student journal, Public Service Review, to be considered for a public service fellowship.

2022 Public Service Fellows

Tanner DeYoung, Mississippi State University

Tanner DeYoung is a master’s student and Fulbright Scholar at Utrecht University, majoring in the history of politics and society. Driven by an ambition to be an agent for positive change, Tanner’s passion for public service has manifested through internships at the United States Helsinki Commission, the Mississippi Department of Homeland Security, and the Office of the Governor of Mississippi. He graduated from Mississippi State University in 2022 with a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and minors in political science and chemistry. He served in the Mississippi State Student Association for all four of his undergraduate years, advocating for students to administrators and other student leaders. He is honored to be selected as a 2022 Public Service Fellow. 

Tanner DeYoung

Jagaar Halverson, Grand Canyon University

Jagaar Halverson is  a student at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona, where he majors in government with an emphasis in state and local policy. He currently serves as the executive chief of staff at Grand Canyon University and previously served as a member of the Freshman Class Council and Assistant Senate Director of the Associated Students of Grand Canyon University. In the summer of 2022, Jagaar served on the Hill as a former congressional intern in the Office of U.S. Representative Randy Feenstra and as a participant in the Stennis Program for Congressional Interns. In the future, he hopes to pursue a career in public service.

Jagaar Halverson

MAJ Matthew Romanowski, Princeton University, U.S. Army

MAJ Matt Romanowski recently graduated from Princeton University’s School of Public and International Affairs. He received a master’s degree in public affairs with a concentration in international relations and a Science, Environmental and Technology Policy certificate. At Princeton University, he served as a graduate fellow at the Center for International Security Studies and as president of the Student Veterans Organization (SVO). As SVO president, Matt organized events that enabled student veterans to share their experiences with civilian classmates. He continues to serve as an active-duty officer, working as a Taiwan and Mongolia policy advisor in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy. He completed two combat tours in Afghanistan and multiple operational and training deployments in the Indo-Pacific.

MAJ Matthew Romanowski

2021 Public Service Fellows

Anusha Natarajan, Arizona State University  
Carl Lasker, Yale Law School

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One Research Boulevard, Ste. 104, Starkville, MS 39759

(662) 325-8409

201 Massachusetts Ave., NE, Ste. C-7, Washington, D.C. 20002 

(202) 546-1837