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Capital City Fellows Program (CCFP)

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The Capital City Fellows Program (CCFP) is a mayoral initiative to attract recent graduates of a master’s degree program in public administration, public policy, urban planning, and related fields to work for the city of Washington, DC. Candidates compete for an 18-month fellowship appointment during which they may complete three six-month rotations in different city agencies. In addition to on-the-job training in their host agencies, Fellows are given unique opportunities to meet with high-level city officials and participate in educational and professional development seminars.

All Fellows earn the same rate of $53,560 for the first year and 4 percent increase in the second year based on performance and budgetary availability.

Award / Eligibility Details:

Candidates must have earned their graduate degree (with a GPA of 3.5 or higher) within two to three years prior to the start of the fellowship in October. Waivers to this requirement are granted in exceptional cases.

There is no subject-specific master’s degree requirement although the program mainly attracts people focused on public administration, public policy, urban planning, public health, business administration, or engineering. Law school graduates are also applicable. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to public service and an interest in public policy and management. In addition, Fellows must be District residents or become District residents within 180 days of their start date.

Deadline: Mid-April each year

Academic Level: Graduate, Post-Graduate

Type/Purpose: Internship / Professional Development, Public Service Program

Field of Study: Business, Public Affairs / Policy, Social Sciences

Location: United States

Citizenship eligibility: All, Foreign Citizen / International Student, Permanent Resident, US Citizen, US National

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