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New York City Urban Fellows Program

July 15, 2015

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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.

After participating in an extensive interview process, 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. From the budget process to agency operations, low income housing to affordable health care and education to economic development the Fellows come to appreciate the wide range of challenges in New York City government.

Eligibility: For the 2013-2014 program, applicants must meet these criteria:

  • Receive(d) their bachelor’s degree between Spring 2013 and Spring 2015
  • Eligibility is not based on when you achieved your Master’s Degree
  • Those granted degrees in December 2013 and Summer 2015 are not eligible
  • Can commit full-time to the nine-month Fellowship
  • Agree to suspend any graduate study or outside work for the duration of the Fellowship
  • Applicants must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the United States after graduation and for the entire fellowship period. Applicants must meet the criteria set forth by the I-9, “Employment Eligibility Verification,” from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

Deadline: 2015 cycle closed, check back for 2016 dates

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