New York City Urban Fellows Program

New York City Urban Fellows Program

The Urban Fellows Program is sponsored by The City of New York and administered by the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS). Eligibility is based on when applicants achieve their undergraduate (BA, BS) degree from a four-year college. Applicants must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the United States after graduation and for the entire fellowship period. The program is designed to introduce America’s finest college students and graduates to local government and public service. Twenty-five fellows receive a taxable stipend of $30,000 for the nine-month fellowship to, Health insurance is also provided by the City.

The Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) ensures that City agencies have the critical resources and support needed to provide the best possible services to the public.

Eligibility:

  • Receive(d) their bachelor’s degree between Spring 2015 and Spring 2017
  • Eligibility is not based on when you achieved your Master’s Degree
  • Those granted degrees in December 2014 and Summer 2017 are not eligible
  • Can commit full-time to the nine-month Fellowship
  • Agree to suspend any graduate study or outside work for the duration of the Fellowship
  • Applicants must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the United States after graduation and for the entire fellowship period. Applicants must meet the criteria set forth by the I-9, “Employment Eligibility Verification,” from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

How to Apply:

Applying for the fellowship program, the candidates must fill the on-line application form. Link for applying:  https://a002-irm.nyc.gov/EventRegistration/InvitationRequestForm.aspx?eventGuid=a7bf1c5b-7dc9-4b60-9d25-a86c7f6bf516

 Supporting Documents:

  • Transcript: Attach an unofficial transcript for all colleges attended, reflecting the most recent semester’s work.
  • Resume: Attach a one-page resume.
  • Applicant must submit two essays:
  1. Personal Statement: In an essay, not to exceed 750 words, please describe your reasons for applying to the Urban Fellows Program.
  2. Policy Recommendation: In an essay, not to exceed 1000 words, identify and discuss one critical policy issue that you feel strongly about.
  • References: The application requires that you submit the names and email addresses of three recommenders

Financial Aid and Award Money:

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

  • 25 Fellows will be selected. Fellows receive a taxable stipend of $30,000 for the nine-month fellowship.
  • Health Insurance coverage (not including dental or vision).

Application Deadline:

Fellowships applications must be received by Friday, January 13, 2017 (submitted by 6 PM EST).

Link for More Information:

http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcas/html/work/program_info.shtml

Contact Information:

Call 311 or 212-New-York for more information on The Urban Fellows Program.

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