Center for Public Service – Upcoming Programs & Opportunities

Posted on March 22, 2021

Portland State Center for Public Service

Sponsor a Public Service Fellow!

As public agencies aim to increase capacity during these challenging times, short-to-mid-term fellowships can be key resources for recruiting talent. The Center for Public Service Fellowship Program at Portland State University matches candidates with public service opportunities and is designed to fill sponsor needs with exceptionally qualified and trained graduate students.

More than 60 Master’s and Ph.D. level Fellows are now available to support public service projects in sponsor agencies, bureaus, and organizations. Fellows are selected through a competitive process from prestigious universities nationwide and have identified their passion for public service. The 2021 Cohort is populated with candidates from Portland State University, University of Michigan, Harvard, Presidio Graduate School, and more outstanding universities. Once matched, Fellows perform as project managers, helping sponsor organizations to complete unfinished projects or embark on new initiatives, per defined scope(s) of work.

To learn more about the program and view the candidates, visit our page at:

For more information contact us at: (503) 725-8228 or [email protected]

Mark O. Hatfield Center for Cybersecurity Professional Certificate in Building Cyber Resilience

The 12-week non-credit professional certificate is designed to help managers, public administrators, and IT professionals in local governments, special districts, nonprofit organizations, tribal governments, small hospitals, and educational institutions gain foundational knowledge in cybersecurity so that they can develop policies and strategies to manage their cyber risk. This program is highly collaborative and will use a cohort-based case study approach to help participants apply strategies to manage the risk of cyber-attack. Program coaches will work with participants to create a unique shared learning experience that is approachable for non-technical practitioners. By completing the program, participants will earn a professional certificate from an NSA/DHS National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Research.

Format:           Sessions delivered in a virtual format with live instructors & student interaction

alongside online lessons to be completed each week

Dates:             April 9 – June 25, 2021, virtual sessions held on select Fridays

Apply by:         March 31, 2021

Cost:                $3,500

Program Information and Application

For more information contact us at: [email protected]

About the Executive MPA Program

The Executive MPA program is a master of public administration program specially designed to suit the unique needs of experienced public service professionals who want to develop their leadership skills. Our students leave the program ready to take on exciting new leadership challenges and change the face of leadership in the public sector. Program features include a cohort learning model, intensive domestic and international field experiences, distinguished faculty, and concierge support.

Important Deadlines

Application Deadline: June 1st, 2021

College of Urban and Public Affairs

Mark O. Hatfield School of Government

Center for Public Service

Post Office Box 751                    T 503-725-5156

Portland, Oregon 97207-0751      F 503-725-8250

650 Urban Center             

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