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Post-Graduate Fellowships

The Following list is intended as a useful starting point for Rockefeller students seeking fellowships in government or relevant private-sector organizations. It is by no means a comprehensive list, and students can work in consultation with the Career Office to find other fellowships to meet their interests.

Federal Government Fellowships

Presidential Management Fellows Program
http://www.pmi.opm.gov

This prestigious fellowship places recent graduates in agencies throughout the executive branch. The fellowship has mandatory training requirements and offers opportunities for rotational assignments. Program Length: 2 yeas; Location: Washington, DC

Federal Career Intern Program
http://www.opm.gov/careerintern/

This program is administered by individual agencies, requires a two year formal training and development program, and does not require rotational assignments. Program Length: 2 years; Location: Washington, DC

GAO Professional Development Program (Government Accountability Office) http://www.gao.gov/jobopp.htm

This program combines on-the-job, computer-based, classroom and other learning and developmental experiences, regular feedback and coaching, and exposure to different projects and management styles. Most work is done in small teams working together on long-term projects. Program Length: 2 years; Location: Washington, DC

HHS Emerging Leaders Program (Department of Health & Human Services)
http://www.hhs.gov/careers/elp.html#0

The first year of this fellowship is based around 60-90 day rotations where fellows are assigned mentors and receive intensive orientation. The second year is devoted to work in a chosen career path on a full time basis for a selected Operating Division. Program Length: 2 years; Location: Washington, DC

Student Educational Employment Program
http://www.opm.gov/employ/students/index.htm

This program provides temporary paid employment in a federal agency for currently enrolled students with the possibility of noncompetitive conversion to career appointments following completion of their academic and work experience requirements. Location: Washington, DC

State Government Fellowships

New York Public Management Institute
http://www.cs.state.ny.us/pmi/

This program places fellows in a professional position within a State agency. Interns experience specialized training, rotational assignments, and mentoring for professional guidance and advice. Program Length: 2 years; Location: Albany, NY

Legislative Fellow Program (NYS Senate)
http://www.senate.state.ny.us/StudentPrograms.nsf/Public_index?openform

Fellows are usually placed in the office of an elected Member of the Senate where they observe techniques associated with policy making and the legislative process. Location: Albany, NY

NYS Assembly Graduate Internship
http://assembly.state.ny.us/internship/

This internship provides full-time research or policy analysis positions with Assembly leaders, committees and research staffs. Program Length: 6 months (Spring); Location: Albany, NY

California Capital Fellows Programs
http://www.csus.edu/calst/programs/

Four separate fellowship programs are administered jointly and fellows work as full-time members of a legislative, executive, or judicial office, and are typically given assignments with a significant amount of responsibility and challenges. Fellows also take seminars from the California State University Government Department or Public Policy and Administration Program. Program Length: 11 months; Location: Sacramento, CA

Maryland Governor’s Policy Fellows Program
http://www.mhec.state.md.us/PolicyFellows/

Fellows serve three eight-month rotations in State agencies. These assignments are determined based on the interests of the fellow and agency needs. Program Length: 2 years; Location: Annapolis, MD

Local Government Fellowships

Local Government Management Fellowship Program
http://www.icma.org

This program places fellows in management-track local government positions, shaped by direct mentorship under senior government leaders and rotational assignments.Program Length: 1 year; Location: Varies

New York City Urban Fellows Program
http://home2.nyc.gov/html/dcas/html/employment/urbanfellows.shtml

This 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. Program Length: 9 months; Location: New York, NY

L.P. Cookingham Management Internship Program (Kansas City, MO)
http://www.kcmo.org/manager.nsf/web/internship?opendocument

This fellowship is based on four 3-month placements to the City Manager’s Office, the Capital Improvements Management Office, the Office of Management and Budget, and the Public Works Departments. Fellows also select and design a year-long project that will significantly impact Kansas City government. Program Length: 1 year; Location: Kansas City, MO

The City of Phoenix Management Internship Program
http://www.phoenix.gov/INTERNS/

Fellows work in the City Manager's Office, the Budget and Research Department and selected line departments where fellows carry out research and analysis projects on a wide range of topics. Program Length: 1 year; Location: Phoenix, AZ

International Fellowships

World Bank’s Young Professionals Program
http://www.worldbank.org/

Most Young Professionals select two rotational assignments in different units in the World Banks where they usually work as a member of a team. Young Professionals also participate in a specially designed orientation, training opportunities, mentoring programs, and two to three trips to developing countries during each assignment. The World Bank also has a separate two-year Junior Professional Associates Program, which does not lead to permanent employment following completion. Program Length: 18-20 months Location: Mainly Washington, DC

Other Opportunities

The Coro Fellows Program
http://www.coro.org/programs/fellows_program/fellows_program.html

This rigorous and unconventional program is centered on a series of field assignments with government agencies, business, political campaigns, labor unions, media organizations and non-profit groups. Other aspects of the fellowship include public service projects, intensive seminars, and more.Program Length: 9 months; Locations: Los Angeles, New York, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, and St. Louis

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