NYU Wagner is pleased to offer the David Bohnett Public Service Fellowship to incoming Wagner students. The fellowship offers "...a great opportunity for students to directly engage in the challenges of governing our vibrant and diverse city," according to David Bohnett, Chairman and Founder of the David Bohnett Foundation.
The fellowship provides full tuition support and summer stipends for up to two (2) Bohnett Fellows per year. These students must be enrolled in either the Master of Public Administration (MPA) or Master of Urban Planning (MUP) program and express an explicit interest in working for municipal governments to solve our most urgent social challenges.
The David Bohnett Public Service Fellowship also allows fellows a terrific opportunity to intern at either the highest level of NYC government or to take on exciting work in the Mayor's office of another US city through the US Conference of Mayors, which has an ongoing partnership with the Wagner School.
Qualities of an applicant for this fellowship include:
- An explicit interest in working for municipal governments to solve our most urgent social issues
- An interest in social activism
- Highly articulate in both speaking and writing
The David Bohnett Public Service Fellowship
- 100% tuition and $5,000 internship stipend
- Open to MPA and MUP students
- Available to full-time incoming students only
- Fall term start
- Award term of 2 years
The David Bohnett Foundation:
David Bohnett is a philanthropist and technology entrepreneur. He has spent his professional career in the technology and information services industry. Most notably, he founded GeoCities, an Internet based media and e-commerce company. GeoCities was cited by Internet ranking firm, Media Metrix, as one of the top four most trafficked sites on the web. The company became publicly traded on NASDAQ and was subsequently acquired by Yahoo! Inc. The mission of the David Bohnett Foundation is to improve society through social activism.