San Francisco Mayor's Innovation Fellowship

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

Inspired by the White House Presidential Innovation Fellows Program, The Mayor’s Office of Civic Innovation (MOCI) for the City and County of San Francisco is launching the Mayor’s Innovation Fellowship program that will allow qualified individuals to manage high impact projects. The Mayor’s Innovation Fellowship, in partnership with City Hall Fellows, is a novel program that looks to utilize great minds from all sectors to help San Francisco tackle some of its most difficult issues. San Francisco will be first among its peers to pioneer an innovation-centric fellowship program. Moreover, Fellows will be managing high-impact projects that provide real solutions to real people.

Mayor’s Innovation Fellows will work 4.5 days per week on their projects, with the remaining half-day dedicated to working and learning alongside their City Hall Fellows peers in CHF’s innovative Civic Leadership Development Program (CLDP) to gain a greater grasp of the challenges and issues facing government. This exposure will provide the Fellows with a greater understanding of how technological solutions can enhance government’s ability to serve the community. As part of the CLDP, all Fellows are expected to participate in 3-4 day visits to Sacramento and Washington, D.C. during the Spring to learn about the state and federal impacts on local government.

Speicifc Eligibility Criteria

The program is designed primarily for young professionals with 5-8 years of private-sector experience in technology and innovation fields.

Applicants from all majors and academic disciplines will be considered and are encouraged to apply. Fellows are expected to possess the following characteristics: (i) academic achievement, (ii) written and oral communication skills, (iii) leadership potential and ability, (iv) dedication to public service; and (v) an entrepreneurial spirit appropriate for participating in this unique program. Preference is given to applicants who can demonstrate a strong connection to innovation and technology in the public sector as well as to the City & County of San Francisco.