Jul 22, 2011

NYU Wagner's Fellowship for Emerging Leaders in Public Service Accepting Applications

The Research Center for Leadership in Action at NYU's Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service is now accepting applications for the Fellowship for Emerging Leaders in Public Service

The fellowship offers a chance for recent college graduates working in public service in New York City to:

  • Deepen their understanding of the public service landscape through discussions with top leaders in the field;
  • Gain a clear assessment of their leadership strengths and style and develop their leadership knowledge and skills;
  • Receive mentorship from senior directors in public service organizations;
  • Think strategically about and plan for their careers based on personal assessments and their unique goals; and
  • Build a support network of other talented, dynamic leaders in public service.

The program runs from November 2011 through May 2012.  Fellowship sessions twice each month offer leadership and professional development opportunities to help Fellows define their path in public service.

Program elements include:        

Speaker Series. Fellows hear from senior executives across the spectrum of public service organizations. Speakers offer insights into their own career trajectories, guidance on practical strategies for succeeding in public service, and analysis of timely issues and trends.
Personal Exploration. Fellows engage in workshops that help them explore their strengths, interests and goals, and develop a personalized career plan.

Fellows Network. One of the most valuable resources and sources of support for fellows as they move through their public service careers is the other extraordinary fellows. Upon completion of the program, fellows become part of an active professional alumni network.

To be eligible for the Fellowship for Emerging Leaders in Public Service, applicants must be working full-time in public service in New York City. They may not currently be engaged in another significant fellowship program, and they must commit to attending all fellowship sessions, including a day-long Orientation on November 5, 2011. Applicants should be approximately 2-5 years out of college, and most will not have completed graduate school. There is no cost to apply or participate in the program.

The deadline to apply is noon EST on Tuesday, August 30, 2011.

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