Urban Fellows Program


The Urban Fellows program brings ten aspiring policy makers to New York City to work with current decision makers and help formulate public policy. A series of seminars and symposia introduce fellows to critical issues in city government and allow them to interact with people at all levels of government. Past fellows have been involved with the budget process, low-income housing, affordable health care, economic development, and support for battered women. A Northwestern alum in the MMSS program who participated in the program several years ago writes: "Without the program, one could work for years for the city and never meet a fraction of the people we met. . . . If a student thinks that he or she may want to make a career out of working in city government, the Urban Fellows Program is a big jump-start to that."


Seniors and recent grads interested in government or public service

Award Amount

$30,000 and health insurance covered