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State and City Government Fellowships/Internships

These one-to-two year training programs are designed to introduce master’s degree graduates to state and local government management.  

This list is not intended to be comprehensive. NASPAA has not endorsed any except for the ICMA Local Government Management Fellows Program.

ICMA Local Government Management Fellowship Program
The program introduces recent master's program graduates to careers in local government. Eligibility is limited to graduates of NASPAA-member programs in public administration, public policy, and related degrees.

City Hall Fellows
The program introduces recent bachelor's graduates (up to 3 years out) to city government by spending a year working in the office of a mayor or senior official.

California Senate Fellows Program (Sacramento)

California Executive Fellowship Program (Sacramento)

California Judicial Administration Fellowship (Sacramento)

City of Long Beach Management Assistant Program

New York
New York State Senate Graduate Fellowship (Albany)

New York City Urban Fellows Program

Port Authority of NY/NJ Leadership Fellows Program (NYC area)

Other cities
Phoenix Management Intern Program (AZ)

Chicago Mayor's Office Fellowship Program (IL)

Boston Urban Mechanics Program (MA)
- A fellowship and internship program, with a related 8-week
Policy Institute for graduate students.

Philadelphia Mayor’s Internship Program (PA)

Capital City Fellows (Washington, DC)


updated fall 2018


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