FELPS Fellows Resources

Fellowship for Emerging Leaders in Public Service

Resources for Fellows

Below are professional development and leadership resources that may be helpful to Fellows or other emerging leaders in public service.

Professional Resources

BoardServe NYC

Interested in serving on a nonprofit board? Get valuable training and connections to boards looking for members from this United Way program.

Foundation Center

Resources for nonprofit and foundation leaders

Local Fellowships of Note

NYC Urban Fellows Program

A nine-month fellowship which combines work in Mayoral offices and City agencies with an intensive seminar series that explores the current urban issues which have an impact on public policy.

Coro's Fellows Program in Public Affairs

A full-time, nine-month, graduate-level experiential learning and leadership training program that includes field placements and special projects.

Coro's Leadership New York

A part-time civic leadership program for mid-career professionals from the private, public, and non-profit sectors in which participants go behind the scenes to examine different perspectives of New York City's complex public policy questions, developing personal leadership skills, and learning from a diverse group of peers.

Coro's Immigrant Civic Leadership Program

Participants in this intense part-time, six-month program develop advanced strategies and skills for expanding opportunities for immigrants and for shaping public policy decisions that affect immigrant communities and NYC.

StartingBloc's Institute for Social Innovation Fellowship

The Institute is a three-month program anchored by four one-day conferences. During the conferences, Fellows learn about corporate social responsibility, social entrepreneurship, cross sector partnerships and sustainability from leading academics, corporate innovators, social entrepreneurs, activists and government officials. Benefits include: job and internship opportunities, continuing education programs, and business plan mentoring.

National Fellowships of Note

Coro's Fellows Program in Public Affairs

A full-time, nine-month, graduate-level experiential learning and leadership training program that includes field placements and special projects. 

White House Fellows Program

Early-mid-career leaders from all fields spend a year at the highest level of federal government.

Skadden Fellowship

Provides two-year support for law school graduates to create a program in public interest law.

The Greenlining Institute's Fellows Program

A year-long fellowship in which fellows are assigned to specific program areas and develop expertise with the direction of a Program Manager and the Academy Director. Fellows receive regular professional and personal skill development and are given opportunities to interact with the media, write reports/press releases, fundraise, testify at key policy hearings, and participate in key meetings with top government officials, corporate CEOs, and political leaders.

Acumen Fund Fellowship

Acumen Fund's year-long fellowship begins in September with eight weeks of intensive and multidisciplinary leadership training in our New York City office. Training topics range from self reflection to negotiation and storytelling training to functional topics such as investment and valuation techniques and design, marketing and operations. Following training in New York, Fellows begin their nine-month field placements with Acumen Fund investees. Each Fellow is assigned to a company, where they support senior management in tackling critical business issues.

Echoing Green Fellowship

Each year, Echoing Green awards 12-15 two-year fellowships to social entrepreneurs. Fellows receive up to $90,000 in seed funding and technical support to turn their innovative ideas into sustainable social change organizations. Echoing Green seeks individuals or partnerships (organizations led by two people) with: innovative solutions to significant social problems; strategies to create high-impact, sustainable change in people’s lives; and the ability to grow and lead a new organization. The application process is open to citizens of all nationalities, working in any country.