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NYS Division of the Budget Fellowship Program

The New York State Division of the Budget Fellowship program is designed to attract intelligent, diverse individuals to state government service early on in their graduate careers. The Division of the Budget's mission is to promote the best use of State resources for all New Yorkers, to ensure the financial integrity of the State, and to assist the Governor in managing all State fiscal matters.

About the New York State Division of the Budget

The New York State Division of the Budget is the primary fiscal advisor to the Governor and is charged with developing, negotiating and implementing one of the largest government budgets in the country.  The Division has a reputation for challenge, opportunity, responsibility and quality.   The work is high-impact public service in the heart of the policy arena that generally includes: 

  • Analysis of State operations, fiscal trends and implications of policies and legislation
  • Development of budgetary and policy recommendations
  • Evaluation and analysis of proposed legislation
  • Negotiation with legislative staff
  • Monitoring, analyzing and projecting revenue and expenditures
  • Managing Federal, state and local government relations

Fellowship pay and expectations:

The Fellowship will be for twelve months, with the possibility of renewal for a second year contingent on satisfactory performance in Division of the Budget placement and consistent adherence to Division policies.

Fellows will be paid on an hourly basis at the Graduate Student Assistant rate (currently $18.72 per hour) for twenty hours per week while MPA classes are in session, and potentially up to full-time during school breaks, workload and schedule permitting. Fellows may earn up to $24,000 per year.

The Division of the Budget is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

To apply, applicants must:

  • Submit a complete application to the MPA program by the February 1 funding deadline;
  • Complete the application below no later than February 15.

Interested applicants may apply for the DOB Fellowship program prior to receiving an MPA admissions decision.  However, acceptance to the DOB Fellowship program is contingent upon an offer of admission to the MPA program at Rockefeller College. Preference will be given to applicants from underrepresented populations.

We will contact eligible candidates for interviews shortly after the deadline.