NYU now accepting applications for the Fellowship for Emerging Leaders in Public Service (FELPS)

The NYU Leadership Initiative and NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service are now accepting applications for the Fellowship for Emerging Leaders in Public Service (FELPS). I would sincerely appreciate it if you would share this information with dynamic early career professionals in your organizations and networks. 

 FELPS is intentionally designed for communities of color and works to support the dismantling of white supremacist systems that operate in the public service space. The FELPS curriculum will be modified, beginning with the 2021 Fellowship, to give it an explicitly anti-racist and intersectional focus with race and identity centered in sessions. 


The fellowship offers a chance for a diverse group of recent college graduates working full-time in public service in New York City to:

- Assess and develop their leadership knowledge and skills

- Learn from senior leaders in the field about their own career journeys

- Receive mentorship from thoughtful and engaged Career Guides 

- Think strategically about how to be most effective in their current roles

- Deepen their understanding of the public service landscape

- Plan for their careers based on their unique interests and goals

- Build a support network of other talented, dynamic leaders working across sectors

The program runs from November 2020 through May 2021. It includes a two-part Orientation on November 7-8, 2020, evening fellowship sessions two to three times each month, a robust curriculum of readings and activities, and ongoing meetings with Career Guides who serve as mentors. Upon completion of the program, Fellows join an active alumni network of more than 490 public service leaders. The 2021 fellowship will begin virtually in November 2020 and transition to in-person sessions if and when it is safe to do so.

To be eligible for the Fellowship for Emerging Leaders in Public Service, applicants must be working full-time in public service in New York City. They should be approximately 2-4 years out of college, and most will not have completed graduate school. The fellowship is heavily subsidized, so the program fee is $600, which has been reduced this year to reflect a virtual start to the program. More details regarding eligibility and this year's program are available on the website. 

The deadline to apply is noon EST on Monday, September 14, 2020. 

More information and the application are available at: 


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