The Urban Fellows Program ~ Program Information


2014-2015 Urban Fellows

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.

This knowledge is supplemented by a series of workshops that help promote a deep understanding of the structure of New York City government. The program seeks to ensure that every Urban Fellow comprehends the intricacies of City, State and Federal finance and the interaction between these levels of government.

During the year, these experiences are further enhanced by a group trip to Washington D.C. 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.

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 1, 2015 and ends May 6, 2016. 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.

2015-2016 Application Timeline

January 9, 2015 Applications are due by 6:00 p.m. EST
Mid-Late February 2015 Applicants receive email notification regarding their application status.
March 9-13, 2015 Finalist interviews are held in New York City.
First Week In April 2015 All Applicants will be notified of their interview status.