Ford Institute

Where citizens of the world become global leaders.

You're smart, curious, and determined to make a difference. And this is where your life of public service begins.

The Gerald R. Ford Institute for Leadership in Public Policy and Service, created by President Ford at Albion College in 1977, empowers you to make a big impact. Our internships place you in all levels of government, nonprofit organizations, the media, and the legal system—where your network will grow, along with your understanding of global society.

The Ford Institute has more than 140 students from a broad range of majors and minors. Whichever career path you pursue, policy decisions will impact you personally or professionally. Participation in the Institute will prepare you to analyze and interpret the issues more critically so you can take action. When you graduate from Albion and the Ford Institute, you'll be in a unique position to advocate for the greater good.

Watch our introductory video to learn more, and please contact us with any questions you may have.

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Elizabeth
Gobeski, '03

Environmental Attorney,
U.S. Department of the Interior

Read her story