NYC Urban Fellows

The NYC Urban Fellows Program is designed to introduce America's finest college graduates to local government and public service. This prestigious nine month program combines full-time employment in City government with a comprehensive seminar series.

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, through which Fellows become acquainted with 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 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.


Eligibility is based on the date applicants received their undergraduate degree (BA, BS) (typically within two years prior to the start of the program).

Applicants must be prepared to participate in the program on a full-time basis for one academic year.


Fellows are paid a taxable stipend of $31,563. Housing is not included.


Those interested apply through NYC's Department of City Administrative Services (DCAS), and it's portal is linked through the NYC Urban Fellows Program webpage.


Deadline is typically January 15.


Class Year

  • Senior
  • Recent Graduate
  • Post-baccalaureate
  • Graduate


  • Arts
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Education
  • Health
  • Humanities
  • International Affairs
  • Public Affairs/Government
  • Social Sciences
  • STEM
  • Multiple


  • English


  • Yearlong

Program Type

  • Post-Graduate
  • Public Service


  • North America

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