The Urban Fellows Program ~ Program Information

2016 – 2017 Urban Fellows

The Urban Fellows Program is a highly selective, nine-month fellowship which combines work in Mayoral offices and City agencies with volunteer service opportunities and a 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.

The Fellows’ work experience is supplemented by the seminar series, a unique learning experience that exposes Fellows to public and private sector leaders. Guest speakers, including senior level City officials and alumni, share their leadership experiences and their work on City initiatives.

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.

We welcome your application to the NYC Urban Fellows Program and wish you best of luck in the selection process!


The nine month Fellowship begins September 5, 2017 and ends May 11, 2018. For their services, the program provides:

  • A stipend of $30,000
  • Health Insurance coverage (not including dental or vision)

Please note: The Urban Fellows Program does not provide student loans, financial aid or scholarship for study. Housing for participants is not included.

2017-2018 Application Timeline

January 13, 2017 Applications are due by 6:00 p.m. EST
Mid-Late February 2017 Applicants receive email notification regarding their application status.
March 2017 Finalist interviews are held in New York City.
April 2017 All Applicants will be notified of their interview status.