Friday, January 4, 2013
4:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public
Angela R Johnson
Category: Global & Civic Engagement
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.
The nine month Fellowship begins September 3, 2013 and ends May 10, 2014. For their services, the program provides a stipend of $30,000 and health Insurance coverage (not including dental or vision).
During the year, these experiences 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.
The unique opportunity to work with current decision makers and assist in the implementation of public policy distinguishes the Urban Fellows Program as the premier training program in government. Alumni are consistently found in leadership positions throughout government, as well as the private and non-profit sectors.