Please check links for updated descriptions, application information, stipend/pay information, and other details of the fellowships and internships below.



Capital City Fellows Program
Duration: Two years (beginning in July)
Location: Washington, DC

The Capital City Fellows Program (CCFP) candidates complete four six-month rotations of public administration, public policy, urban planning, and related fields in different city agencies within Washington, D.C. Fellows also meet with high-level city officials and participate in educational and professional development seminars.

To apply, or for more information, visit

Center for Disease Control Public Health Prevention Service
Length of Program: Three years
Location: Varies
Eligibility: U. S. citizenship, aster's degree in public health or management-related field, one year work experience in public health

The Public Health Prevention Service (PHPS) is a training and service program for master's level public health professionals. The program focuses on public health program management and provides Prevention Specialists with experience in program planning, implementation, and evaluation through specialized hands-on training and mentorship at CDC and state and local health agencies.

Applications are typically accepted September through February:

City of Long Beach, California Management Assistant Program
Length of Program: One year
Eligibility: Completion of Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Public Policy, Business Administration, or a related field by July 2007
Location: Long Beach, CA

The Management Assistant Program, California’s oldest municipal management development program, provides talented individuals with the experience to gain the knowledge and skills to be effective local government practitioners.

For the most current information and to download an application, visit:

City of Phoenix Management Intern Program
Duration: One year (begins in July)
Location: Phoenix, AZ

The City of Phoenix Management Intern Program offers a paid internship to individuals who have earned or completed all coursework towards a master's degree. Interns work in the City Manager's Office, the Budget and Research Department and selected line departments. Duties include carrying out research and analysis projects on a wide range of topics. Interns are exposed to important issues, improvement initiatives, and new approaches and directions. Interns staff administrative and community committees, and attend City Council and management policy meetings, and also have the opportunity to attend local and regional professional conferences during the year.

To apply, or for more information, visit:
Or call: 602-262-6278

Coro Fellows Program
Length of Program: Nine months
Location: New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, St. Louis or Pittsburgh
Eligibility: Bachelors required, Master preferred. Candidates from all academic disciplines are welcome to apply.

The Coro Fellows Program shapes leaders who can skillfully bridge the competing concerns of an increasingly diverse constituency in a world of constant change, varying resources and increased globalization. The Coro Fellows Program is a rigorous post-graduate fellowship in leadership and civic engagement.

For more information, visit

Democracy Fellows Program
Duration: One year
Location: Washington DC or with a USAID mission abroad
Applications: Accepted on a continuous basis

Fellows participate in assignments at USAID’s missions while gaining practical skills in democracy and governance programming. In addition, the DFP recruits for NGO Fellows for placement either with sponsoring non-governmental organizations or in the field.

For the most current information and application, visit:

Department of Housing Preservation and Development Housing Fellowship Program
Duration: Two years, typically beginning in the summer or fall
Location: New York City

This program exposes the participants to the inner workings of New York City government, while providing a forum for the exchange of fresh and current ideas with those who shape HPD's housing policy. Fellows work first for four months in three different offices of their choosing at HPD, learning about the agency's efforts to revitalize New York City's neighborhoods through construction, renovation, code enforcement, litigation, and outreach and loans to private owners. In the second year, fellows typically have two six-month or one 12-month placement.

Applicant must be a recent graduate with a master's or law degree with a demonstrated interest in government and housing. Selected applicant must become a resident of New York City within ninety days following the start of employment.

For the most current information and application, visit:

Emerging Leaders
Length of Program: Two years
Location: Washington, DC

The Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) is designed to recruit high potential employees and provide fast track development highlighting leadership and business skills through experiential learning and training. The program is intended to provide centralized recruitment and management, and rotations within the Operating Divisions of the Department. Formal training and leadership development are the foundation of this two-year internship, resulting in a cadre of well-trained, well-qualified employees for leadership roles in the Department of Health and Human Services.

For more detailed information, visit:

Fellowship on Women and Public Policy
Location: Albany
Duration: Six months (January – June)

The fellowship program is an intensive leadership development program designed to promote equity and excellence in public service and encourage government to be more responsive to the needs of women, children, families, and communities in New York State. By offering policy-related placements in New York State agencies, the Legislature and statewide nonprofit advocacy organizations, the fellowship encourages graduate students to pursue careers in public policy while increasing the capacity of New York State Government.

For further information on the program or to obtain an application, please visit the Center’s website,, or contact the Center at (518) 442-3898.

Health Resources and Services Administration Scholars Program
Length of Program: One year
Eligibility: Graduate level degree, one year of specialized experience

The Scholars Program is a highly structured, individualized, 12-month training and development curriculum that each Scholar must finish to complete the program. During the program, participants will rotate through HRSA’s Bureaus and Offices, becoming familiar with all of HRSA’s health care access programs. Scholars will learn skills such as management and program analysis, public health analysis, grants management, human resources administration, financial administration, budgeting and procurement.

For the most current information and application, visit:

Local Government Management Fellowship Program
Duration: Varies
Location: Fellowships available in urban and rural governments across the nation

This highly competitive career-development opportunity is designed to generate interest in local government careers among recent master's program graduates.  Selected Fellows are placed in a full-time management-track local government positions, shaped by direct mentorship under senior government leaders and rotational assignments.

The program is open to recent graduates and students enrolled in public administration, public policy, or related master's degree programs at NASPAA-member schools graduating in this academic year.

For the most current information and application, visit:

The New York State Senate Fellowships
Length of Program: September to July
Location: Albany, New York
Eligibility: US Citizens Except for International Fellowship Program and in most cases full time graduate students.
Deadline: April 10, 2009

There are generally 14 fellowships awarded each year. The fellowships include Legislative, Journalism, Public Service and Finance.

For details and application go to:

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
Length of Program: Up to two years of study
Location: Graduate programs throughout the United States

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans provides opportunities for New Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen fields. The Fellowships are grants for up to two years of graduate study in the United States. The recipients are chosen on a nationally competitive basis. Thirty Fellowships are awarded each year. A Fellow may pursue a graduate degree in any professional field or scholarly discipline in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. The Fine and Performing Arts are included. Applications from candidates who have not yet begun their graduate studies are encouraged, but full consideration will be given to candidates in the first or second years of graduate studies in their current program

For updated information and to download an application, visit:

The Port Authority of New York/ New Jersey
Management Associate Program
Length of Program: Rotational job assignments over an 18 to 24 month period

The Management Associate Program provides associates with job assignments and developmental experiences on priority initiatives in our line business and financial/capital programs. You will get first-hand, on-the-job experience in our field facilities or offices and/or major business units. You will be called to assist in project management for one of our key regional capital programs, learn the nuts and bolts of financing or undertake the challenge of daily operations, classroom training, coaching by senior management and your commitment will help you gain valuable experience. After successful completion of the program, Management Associates will be considered for positions in areas such as facility management, finance, capital programs or related business functions.

Interested applicants must submit a resume with a brief letter explaining interest in our program and organization to

Presidential Management Fellows Program
Length of Program: Two years
Location: Washington, DC
Eligibility: Graduate students from all academic disciplines who expect to complete an advanced degree.

The Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) program is a two year paid government fellowship for recent graduate students. Typical PMF placements are at agencies such as: Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Education, Energy, Health and Human Services, Homeland Security, Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Interior, Justice, Labor, State, Transportation, Treasury, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Library of Congress, NASA and USAID.

For the most current information and to download an application, visit:

The Public Management Institute - New York Department of Civil Service
Length of Program: Two years
Location: Albany, various cities in New York

Interns serve in a professional position within a State agency where they receive specialized training, rotational assignments, and mentoring for professional guidance and advice. These program components have been designed to provide the interns with the tools for building a management career in New York State government. Unlike typical short-term internships, the PMI is a full-time, paid traineeship.

For more information, visit

White House Internship Program
Length of Program:  Summer semester
Location: Washington, DC
Eligibility: US Citizen; Eighteen years of age; Enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at acollege, community college,or university (2-4 year institution) or must have graduatedin the past two years from undergraduate or graduate school.

The White House Internship Program provides a unique opportunity to gain job experience and an inside look at the life of White House staff while building leadership skills. This hands-on program is designed to mentor and cultivate today’s young leaders, strengthening their understanding of the Executive Office and preparing them for future public service possibilities. White House Internships are full-time unpaid positions and participants are responsible for arranging their own transportation and housing for the duration of the program.

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William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship
Length of Program: 10-15 weeks (Fall, Spring or Summer semester)
Location: Washington, DC
Eligibility: Continuing graduate or undergraduate student from an underrepresented community. She or he should have an excellent academic record. Additional skills listed below.

Minority Students Invited to Apply for Philanthropy Internship

The Hearst Fellow serves as an intern with the Nonprofit Sector Research Fund. Through this program, the fund seeks to introduce a diverse group of students to issues relating to philanthropy, volunteerism, and nonprofit organizations. Recipients may arrange with their colleges or universities to receive academic credit for this experience. In his or her internship, the Hearst Fellow undertakes general research and program support for the fund's grantmaking and outreach efforts.

The student must be able to intern for 10-15 weeks at the Washington, DC, office of the Aspen Institute. The program generally expects that Fall and Spring internships will be part-time (10-20 hours per week) and Summer internships will be full-time. All travel and housing costs must be covered by the student.

Applications are considered three times annually based on the timing of applicants' availability: For Spring 2008, the deadline is December 15, 2007; for Summer 2008, the deadline is March 15, 2008; and for Fall 2008, the deadline is July 15, 2008.

Visit the Nonprofit Sector Research Fund Web site for complete program information.


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