Baltimore City Mayoral Fellowship

Deadline: February
Website: Link
Disciplines: Arts and Humanities, Business, Education, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Social Sciences
Years: Senior, Graduate Student, Alumni

The Baltimore City Mayoral Fellowship is a ten week full-time placement in a Mayoral office or agency. Fellows will be assigned to projects that focus on a myriad of public policy issues and challenges. Mayoral Fellows will complete their projects under the direction of senior level government officials and will be provided with immediate and direct feedback.  Mayoral Fellows receive stipends and are placed in agencies based on their background, interests and the needs of the agencies and departments. 

Mayoral Fellows will participate in have weekly brownbag lunches with cabinet members, corporate executives, and community leaders, in a small and informal setting. The lunches are designed to provide an opportunity for in-depth discussions on the vast and complex issues facing the city, including business development, housing, crime, civic engagement, education, health, and community redevelopment. Fellows also participate in teambuilding, networking and social activities throughout the summer. At the conclusion of the summer, Fellows will make presentations before the Mayor and cabinet officials summarizing their placements and overall summer experience. They will also complete a written final project report documenting their research, solutions and next steps.

The ultimate objective of the fellowship is to encourage talented individuals, with an interest in public service, to seek permanent positions within City government at the conclusion of their academic program. Job placement at the successful completion of the Fellowship is not guaranteed.

Specific Eligibility Criteria

Eligible applicants will have received their Bachelors degree by the start of the fellowship program. It is not required for applicants to be enrolled in a graduate level program.