The Jennings Randolph International Fellowship Program was established at the Eisenhower World Affairs Institute in May of 1987 and is administered by the American Public Works Association. The Fellowship supports participation at a public works conference of one of our international partners and a public works study tour in that country. 

In making the program available to its members, APWA hopes to further its international principles:
  • To provide an opportunity for APWA members to broaden their knowledge and exchange experiences and information on trends and advances in public works, through contact with our international partners.
  • To promote friendship and understanding among public works staff on an international basis.
  • To provide a venue for the exchange of information between APWA and our international partnering countries. Currently, these countries are Australia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, the Slovak Republic and Sweden.
The Jennings Randolph International Fellowship Program has been in place since 1988.

Click here to download the 2016 Jennings Randolph International Fellowship Program Guidelines and Application. 
Applications and supporting documentation must be submitted via e-mail to Lillie Plowman at by midnight CST, November 15, 2015. 

2016 International Public Works Conferences and Study Locations:


Finnish Association of Municipal Engineering Annual Conference June 9 - 11, 2016

Mariehamn, Finland

Public Works National Congress

National Congress

May 4-6, 2016
Saltillo, Mexico

Fall 2016 Location TBA

Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia Sustainability in Public Works Conference

August 24-26, 2016

Melbourne, Australia

Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia Public Works Conference

June 23-25, 2016

Auckland, New Zealand

Swedish Association of Municipal Engineers Annual Conference 

September 19-20, 2016

Malmo, Sweden



Honoring the legacy of Dwight D. Eisenhower, The Eisenhower Institute is a distinguished center for leadership and public policy that prepares the successor generations to perfect the promise of the nation. A distinctive program of Gettysburg College with offices in the heart of the nation's capital and in the historic Gettysburg home once occupied by Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower, the Institute combines top-level dialogue among policy-makers with a premier learning experience for undergraduates.
The Eisenhower Institute prepares the successor generation for careers in public policy and seeks to assure that this rising generation is ready to assume its responsibilities as citizens and stewards of the public good. Established in honor of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, the Institute emphasizes education, research and leadership by awarding scholarships, internships and mentor opportunities on issues of critical long-term importance to the United States.

The Eisenhower Institute engages leaders and learners for the purpose of addressing critical issues in public policy and leadership development.

The Eisenhower Institute proudly sponsors several fellowships and residencies which are designed to advance the Institute's mission of engaging leaders and learners in the fields of public policy and leadership development and to carry on the legacy of President Dwight D. Eisenhower

"Public Works is a powerful instrument for understanding and peace."

- Jennings Randolph (West Virginia Senator, 1932-1985),
known as the "Dean of Public Works Legislators"