NYC Urban Fellows Program


Sponsored by The City of New York and administered by the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS), the Urban Fellows Program is a nine-month fellowship which combines work in Mayoral offices and City agencies with volunteer service opportunities and a seminar series that explores current urban issues impacting public policy. The program is designed to introduce individuals who earned or will have earned a bachelor's degree within the past two years to local government and public service. Program participants come from all over the country to work in New York City.



Eligibility Requirements

  • Receive(d) their bachelor's degree within the past two years (see the Urban Fellows website for exact dates and exceptions)
  • Eligibility is not based on when you achieved your Master's Degree
  • 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