How to Join the Meiklejohn Fellows Program

The Meiklejohn Fellows Program offers first-year FLI students the opportunity to participate in an academic year-long program designed to help students develop an understanding of their unique career interests and how to explore them as an undergraduate through summer experiential learning opportunities, such as summer internships. Meiklejohn Fellows benefit from career advising from a dedicated professional staff member, mentorship and community from other FLI students, programming, and support, including assistance with finding meaningful summer opportunities.

Why Join Meiklejohn Fellows Program

  • Build a sense of community and share knowledge with fellow first-year FLI students
  • Acquire understanding of the types of industries and fields that match true interests and priorities
  • Receive guidance on the internship search process through workshops and advising appointment 
  • Learn about about on campus summer opportunities and how to apply them through engaging Lunch & Learn sessions
  • Make meaningful connections and have career conversations with young FLI alumni and older Meiklejohn Fellows
  • Gain eligibility to request a summer internship stipend of up to $5,000 upon completion of program requirements for an unpaid internship during first or second summer of enrollment at Amherst



To apply, you must be:

  • A first-generation and/or low income student 
  • An incoming student in the Class of 2027

Please reach out to Sherry Gomez, Meiklejohn Fellows Program Advisor, at if you have questions about your eligibility.

Acceptance to the program means that you agree to complete all program expectations and requirements.

The Meiklejohn Fellows Program enrollment application for the 2023-2024 school year is now open. Click here to access the program application. DEADLINE: Wednesday, October 18.

Looking for information about Meiklejohn Fellows summer internship funding?  Visit this page for details.

Sophomore, Junior, and Senior Meiklejohn Fellows –  Learn more about other Loeb Center resources available to you.