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If I am not currently working full-time for a public service organization, can I still apply to the Fellowship for Emerging Leaders in Public Service?

You must be working full-time in a paid public service position in the New York City area to apply for FELPS and must remain in a public service position throughout the fellowship. Unfortunately, internships and part-time work do not qualify.

For the Fellowship for Emerging Leaders in Public Service, who should write my recommendation and how long should it be? What do you look for in a recommendation letter?

Your current direct supervisor must write your recommendation. Recommendations from professors, previous supervisors or someone in a role other than that of your direct supervisor are not accepted. We understand that you may be new to a position and we take that into consideration when reading your recommendation.