The application for the 2024 - 2025 academic year is now open.  

How To Apply

To apply, please submit your application and resume here: 
Completed applications include both the web application AND a resume submitted by midnight on Sunday, March 17 (Deadline extended to Monday, March 25). Fellowship staff will confirm receipt of completed applications. Only completed applications will be reviewed. 

Fellowship Application Timeline:  

  • Complete applications due by midnight, Sunday, March 17 (Deadline extended to Monday, March 25).
  • Up to 25 finalists will be selected and notified by Wednesday, March 27.
  • Participating agencies will host an informational webinar for finalists on Wednesday April 3.
  • Interviews will be held April 11-24.
  • 10 fellows will be selected and notified of acceptance by Friday May 3.
  • Fellowship begins the second week of September 2024 and runs through the second week of May 2025.

Please note that this timeline offers projected dates that are subject to change. Please email with questions or concerns.


  • A commitment to New York City and to public service.
  • A strong interest in emergency management and community resiliency.
  • Superior academic achievement and relevant prior work experience.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work both independently, and in highly collaborative environments.
  • A proactive, "can-do" attitude and strong desire to learn.
  • Proficiency using major social media platforms, conducting internet research, and using Microsoft Office.
  • First-hand knowledge of New York City's neighborhoods and community-based organizations preferred, but not required.

Applicants must be in a graduate or PhD program from September to May during the application year (e.g., September 2024 to May 2025) to be eligible for the fellowship. Degree programs in public administration, public health, emergency management, public safety, and public policy are preferred, but all qualifying graduate students will be considered.

This is an in-person fellowship. While there are no residency requirements, applicants must be able to commute to New York City at least two to three days per week for the duration of the fellowship.

About the Fellowship

The John D. Solomon Fellowship for Public Service provides an opportunity for 10 graduate students in the New York City area to complete a nine-month paid fellowship at a New York City government agency or nonprofit organization. Each fellow will receive a $10,000 stipend, will be placed within the emergency management unit at their assigned agency, and will participate in special programs with other fellows. Fellows commit roughly 15 to 20 hours per week to their assigned agency/organization.

To learn more about the fellowship, visit the about the fellowship page.

View the recent webinar information session on the John D. Solomon Fellowship