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New York City Urban Fellows Program

Official site: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcas/html/work/urbanfellows.shtml
Final Deadline: January 10, 2014 by 5:00 pm EST

The New York City Urban Fellows Program offers aspiring public policymakers the opportunity to grapple first hand with contemporary urban issues. This prestigious nine-month program combines full-time employment in City government with a comprehensive seminar series exploring the mechanics of local government, as well as important issues facing the City. Urban Fellows work in virtually every area, from the budget process to agency operations, low income housing to affordable health care, and education to economic development.

Fellows receive a $30,000 stipend for the nine months, and health insurance. Housing is not included. Components of Urban Fellows Program include weekly seminars and symposia. The Fellows typically meet with State and Federal lawmakers, agency heads, and government officials.

All students who are interested in pursuing a career in government and public service are encouraged to apply regardless of academic major or previous field of training. To be eligible for consideration as a candidate, individuals must be recent college graduates, no more than two years out of college, and be willing to commit to full-time employment during the course of the program.

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