New York City Urban Fellows Program
The Urban Fellows Program is a highly selective, nine-month fellowship which combines work in Mayoral offices and City agencies with an intensive seminar series that explores current urban issues impacting public policy. Program participants are diverse and come from all over the country to work in New York City.
New York City Urban Fellows are placed at an array of agencies across the City where they learn about public policy through a hands-on approach. This knowledge is supplemented by a series of workshops that help promote a deep understanding of the structure of New York City government. The program seeks to ensure that every Urban Fellow comprehends the intricacies of City, State and Federal finance and the interaction between these levels of government. During the year, these lessons are further enhanced by group trips to Washington D.C. and Albany, where Fellows meet face-to-face with representatives and policy-makers who help shape life in New York City.
Each class of New York City Urban Fellows works from September through the middle of May. For their services, the program provides a nine-month stipend and health insurance coverage.